Celta Vigo Vs Real Madrid – At this point in the league, it is not surprising to see Real Madrid win against Celta. Despite disorganized pressing, shaky box defense, and a lack of offensive structure,
Celta Vigo Vs Real Madrid
During the first half, Real Madrid was surpassed by a Celta team that pressed offensively, overwhelming Real’s soft pressing attempts. Once again, Ancelotti’s men failed to press coherently, allowing Celta’s wide forwards to easily get the ball behind Real’s midfield. Courtois again made great saves to prevent Celta capitalizing on their dominance. Despite these problems, Real Madrid first won from a penalty on Militao, which Benzema put in the back of the net. Celta came close to scoring late in the first half, but their goal was disallowed after video review showed Aspas in an offside position.
Real Madrid 2 0 Celta Vigo: Goals And Highlights
Celta had more possession during the second half and Real fell further behind. That didn’t necessarily help the home side, who now had to attack in tighter areas than in the first half. Their persistence paid off when Nolito scored in the 52nd minute after another failed attempt by Real Madrid. The substitution of Asensio for Rodrigo helped give Real’s attack some boost, and shortly after coming on, the Brazilian forward scored a penalty. Dituro saved Benzema’s penalty, but five minutes later Mendy drew another penalty, and Karim would not miss this time.
Towards the end of the game, Celta tried to take the initiative, but Real’s defense broke up their attacks before they even reached the box, without the need for many emergency interventions from Milito and Alaba. All in all, Real had another win in which they weren’t necessarily the dominant side, but they were effective.
While this lackluster performance could be enough to win the league, it’s hard not to wonder if Real can really overtake Chelsea playing like this.
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Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos Lead 10 Man Real Madrid Past Celta Vigo
Real Madrid are in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the 11th time in the last 13 years after beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. While the Whites trail Barcelona by 11 points in the league, the Blaugranas’ two recent draws have given them a chance to close the gap. Real Madrid have an excellent record against Celta Vigo, having not lost any of their last 17 league games against Celta Vigo and winning each of their last five matches.
Celta Vigo come into this match on the back of a 1-0 loss against Mallorca and are currently without a win in their last three matches in La Liga. The Galician team is in 12th place with 36 points and a difference of -4 from 29 games. Although their record against the Royal Whites is not the best, Celta are on a five-game unbeaten run at home, winning two and drawing three. They will be hoping to cause another upset at the Bernabeu, after Real Madrid lost their last league game. At home in Villarreal.
Ancelotti’s men face Girona and Almeria in their next two league games before the big clash against Real Sociedad. Los Blancos will then play the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna on May 10 before their UCL semi-final clash against Pep Guardiola’s Man City.