Celta-Real Madrid: La Liga, at stake

The Real Madrid watch this afternoon’s game in Vigo against Celtic like a league final. After the 0-4 in the Clásico, the white team has seen how doubts have reappeared, even questioning whether Real Madrid is going to win LaLiga. Ancelotti’s men take nine points from Sevilla and 12 from Barcelona, ​​but the 0-4 in the Clasico has done a lot of damage to Real Madrid. Hence, the squad takes the Vigo match as a final to remove those doubts and also serve as a morale boost to face next Wednesday’s duel against Chelsea in the Champions League.

He won’t have it easy Real Madrid because the celtic andIt is an uncomfortable rival and has not lost at home since December 5. A duel that is a real litmus test for the Whites who are going to face it with the return of two key players. They are Benzema and Mendywho have already recovered from their injuries and that is a relief for Real Madrid who missed them a lot in the Clásico, especially Benzema. Seeing the importance of the game, everything indicates that both will start this afternoon, although coming off an injury it would not be unusual for them to start on the bench and play a few minutes thinking about Chelsea.

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The big question is whether it will be Charles Ancelotti in Vigo. In principle, he will not be here because he is still recovering from the coronavirus, but Real Madrid will wait for him until the end and if he tests negative today, he could even travel to Vigo and manage the team. If he finally does not recover, it will be his son David who will act as Real Madrid’s head coach against Celta. Those who will not be safe are the injured Hazard, Isco and Jovic. The Belgian has undergone surgery again, the Serbian returned with physical problems from his national team, with a heavy blow to the ankle, and Isco Alarcón has back problems.

(+) The data of the Celta – Real Madrid

Celta-Real Madrid: La Liga, at stake
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The CelticFor his part, he arrives at this match with all the calm in the world. With the permanence on track and far from the fight for European places, the only pressure they have is to put an end to the curse of the white team, which they have not won since May 2014, when a brace by Brazilian Charles Dias gave victory to Celta who then directed Luis Enrique. A white defeat, the last since 2014 in Balaídos, in which Charles Ancelotti He was in charge of Real Madrid.

Coudet will have to touch up his gala eleven due to the absence of Holy Mina, who has not trained with the group all week when having to give a statement in Almería for an alleged sexual assault in Mojácar in the summer of 2017, and the doubt of the Mexican central Nestor Araujo, who returned yesterday from playing with his national team. The probable absence of him would be supplied by the Argentine coach with Jason Murillo. On the other hand, Renato Tapia, Despite exhibiting himself again with Peru, he will start on the bench, since Coudet maintains his confidence in Beltran Cas a defensive pivot. In attack, the Brazilian Thiago Galhardo acwill be together with Iago AspasWell, it seems difficult for Mina, who has entered the list, to start as a starter by not training all week.

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