Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid, El Real won 3-1
DBasia.news – Real Madrid travelled to Balaidos to face Celta Vigo in Week 28 of La Liga 2020/21, Saturday (20/3). Madrid won 3-1, with Karim Benzema scoring two goals.
The course of the match
Real Madrid has not lost in the league since early February. The record looked set to continue after they took the lead on the 20th minutes. Toni Kroos passed Celta’s players before assisting for Karim Benzema’s onside goal. Madrid ahead 1-0.
10 minutes later Benzema scored his second goal of the match. The French striker was on fire and scored his second goal when Celta lost the ball in defensen when Kroos and then provided an assist for Benzema’s goal. 2-0 Madrid away.
Ahead of halftime Celta was able to reduce his position. Denis Suarez took the free kick and Santi Mina was onside before scoring. The streak changed to 1-2 and Celta Vigo reduced the gap.
In the second half Celta increased the tempo of the game and created chances. Conducting a pass of one or two between Brais Mendez and Iago Aspas resulted in an opportunity from Aspas who was pushed over by Thibaut Courtois in the 62nd minute.
Real Madrid tend to rely on counter-attacks and occasionally take possession of the ball with a 2-1 advantage. Celta continued to press Madrid’s defense at Balaidos. Eduardo Coudet made a substitution.
Fran Beltran, Augusto Solari came on and Zinedine Zidane only brought on Marco Asensio on the 71st minute to replace Toni Kroos. However, even though there was only one substitution, it showed results.
As Celta never scored an equalizer and Asensio ended the match with a goal in 90 + 4 minutes. After scoring two goals, this time Benzema provided the assist for Madrid’s third goal. El Real won 3-1 over Celta Vigo.
Line-up of Players:
Celta Vigo (4-1-3-2): Ivan Villar; Hugo Mallo, Nestor Araujo, Jeison Murillo (Facundo Ferreyra 84 ‘), Aaron Martin; Renato Tapia; Brais Mendez (Fran Beltran 84 ‘), Denis Suarez, Nolito (Augusto Solari 71’ – Jose Manuel Fontan 90 + 1 ‘); Iago Aspas, Santi Mina.
Substitute players: Joseph Aidoo, Miguel Baeza, Facundo Ferreyra, Fran Beltran, David Junca, Jose Manuel Fontan, Patrick Sequeira, Kevin Vazquez, Augusto Solari.
Coach: Eduardo Coudet
Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Toni Kroos (Marco Asensio 71 ‘); Luka Modric; Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Substitute players: Hugo Duro, Andriy Lunin, Marcelo, Eder Militao, Isco, Diego Altube, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo.
Coach: Zinedine Zidane
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