Real Madrid are set to take on Celta Vigo in the first leg of their 2017 Copa Del Rey quarterfinal this Wednesday, 18th January 2017 at Santiago Bernabéu. Madrid are coming into this game on the back of last minute defeat in the hands of Sevilla and Zidane’s men will be hoping to turn things around in Cup competition before they move to a very busy February. The first leg against Celta Vigo is expected to start at around 09:15 p.m local / 08:15 uk time and beinsports will have live coverage in USA, Spain, Middle-east and some asian countries.
Real Madrid 1-2 Celta Vigo Highlights
[ Copa Del Rey 2017 – Quarterfinal 1st Leg ]
64′ 0 – 1 Iago Aspas scored midway through the second half to put Celta Vigo in lead at Santiago Bernabue.
69′ 1 – 1 Marcelo equalized minutes later but Celta Vigo had other ideas just like Sevilla in last game.
70′ 1 – 2 Johny scored straight from kickoff to leave Real madrid shellshocked.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo – Spanish La Liga
Date & Time: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 @ 21:15 CET / 20:15 uk time
Venue: Santiago Bernabue, Madrid
TV Channels: beIN Sports (US, Middle-east, Australia)
Highlights: If you missed the live action, you can always tune in here for full match extended video available immediately after the game.
Match Preview: Real Madrid absolutely hammered Celta Vigo last time these two meet with Ronaldo scoring 4 goals in 7-1 drubbing. Ronaldo coming back in the squad after missing out start of the season.
Celta Vigo on the other hand has over-achieved by everyone’s expectations they currently sit 6th in the table with 42 points and has been very good away from home winning 6 of the 13 games. They will make it hard for Real Madrid and it will be interesting to see whether Ronaldo and co can match Barcelona who put 6 past Celta Vigo a few weeks back.
Team News & Lineups: Gareth Bale is back in training and might play some part on Saturday but Karim Benzema is expected to be out for several weeks which gives Lucas Vasquez and Jese a chance to claim their place in the starting lineup. However against Celta Madrid is likely to lineup with Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez trio upfront. Marcelo is still struggling for fitness and might be given another week for recovery while Sergio Ramos, Modric and Isco are all fit should start against Celta.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday afternoon.
Match Predictions: Although Real Madrid’s home form has been superb where only Ateltico and Barcelona got away with full points but I can see Celta causing an upset here. Real Madrid have some problems in the dressing room with Ronaldo coming out and slatting team mates and that is bound to have effect on the team. Celta Vigo matched Barcelona at camp nou for 45 minutes but a sending off changed the game in second half. I do think the kind of season Celta are having they might win at on Saturday.
Real Madrid 1-1 Celta Vigo Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2016-17 Match ]
60′ 1 – 0 Alvaro Morata scored from a close range after Celta failed to clear the lines off intial shot.
67′ 1 – 1 Fabian Orellana equalized minutes later with a important goal.
82′ 2 – 1 Toni Kroos scores the winner in 82nd minute.