Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo Live Score Match HD 20 August 2022

As for Real Madrid, Ancelotti will make changes from the side that took to the field for the first whistle against Almeria last time out. Dani Carvajal and Rodrygo both missed out on the opening weekend through injury but are expected to be fit for this match, while Luka Modric, Alaba and Eder Militao should also be among those to return. Ancelotti has a big decision to make when it comes to Casemiro, and he is unlikely to be involved, with Manchester United believed to be closing in on his signature. Federico Valverde should again play alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior in a front three, with Eden Hazard’s involvement expected to come from the bench.

Matches in La Liga continue to come hard and fast as Real Madrid get ready for their second away trip in as many weekends. After a comeback win against UD Almeria to open the season, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will lock horns against Celta Vigo. Ahead of the game, the biggest talking point is the absence of Casemiro, who will be completing his move to Manchester United. Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed the same during his pre-game press conference. Toni Kroos is sick with flu, and will not travel either, alongside Rodrygo, who is suffering from a muscle overload. Alvaro Odriozola has been dropped from the team, as well, after picking up a muscle discomfort in training, while Daniel Carvajal returns. Lucas Vazquez started over him at right-back and scored the equaliser last weekend.

Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Jr, and of course, Federico Valverde form the attacking core. The Uruguayan could, however, return to his natural central midfield spot in place of Kroos. Celta were actually two goals ahead against Espanyol in last weekend’s contest, with Iago Aspas and Goncalo Paciencia on the scoresheet, and the Sky Blues had the two-goal advantage until the 72nd minute, when Edu Exposito halved the deficit in Vigo. Joselu then scored from the penalty spot in the eighth minute of added time at the end of the 90 to make it an incredibly frustrating start to the new season for Eduardo Coudet’s side, who should have seen out the match to claim all three points on the opening weekend.

Celta finished 17th in both the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, but they have not been in any relegation danger in the last two campaigns, claiming eighth and 11th position respectively, and the team will be bidding to push close to the European positions in 2022-23. A busy transfer window has seen Williot Swedberg, Luca de la Torre, Carles Perez, Oscar Mingueza, Unai Nunez, Agustin Marchesin, Julen Lobete and Oscar Rodriguez all arrive, but there have also been a number of departures, so there is a fresh look to the squad this season. Celta have lost each of their last four La Liga games with Real Madrid, while they have not beaten Los Blancos in Spain’s top flight since May 2014, which is an indication of the size of their task in this match.

Real Madrid were far from convincing on the opening weekend of the new La Liga season, falling behind in the sixth minute of their clash with Almeria courtesy of a goal from Largie Ramazani. Lucas Vazquez managed to level the scores in the 61st minute, though, before David Alaba came up with the winner in the 75th minute to ensure that the champions would open their title defence with a win. Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who won a Champions League and La Liga double last season, have already claimed silverware this season, beating Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup last week. There has still only been two first-team additions at Bernabeu this summer, with Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni joining the club, and Los Blancos continue to insist that their business has been completed.

Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
Marchesin; Mallo, Aidoo, U Nunez, Galan; Solari, Beltran, O Rodriguez, Cervi; Paciencia, Aspas

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

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