Match Today: Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo 20-08-2022 La Liga
Real Madrid will seek to achieve two victories in two matches when they meet Celta Vigo away from home in the second round of the Spanish League 2022/23. After starting his career by winning the European Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Madrid began defending the La Liga title with a 2-1 victory over newly promoted Almeria last weekend. Carlo Ancelotti is now hoping his side can extend their winning streak in the new season to three games in all competitions on Saturday. Meanwhile, Celta Vigo kicked off their season with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Espanyol as they conceded two late goals at home, including an injury-time equalizer meaning they only had one point away. Eduardo Codet's team is hoping to put that frustration behind them and hope to score a surprising result against the champions.
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 15 away matches against Celta Vigo in the Spanish League. Celta Vigo failed to win any of their previous 16 matches against Real Madrid in the Spanish League. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema participated in nine goals in his last three games against Celta Vigo in the Spanish League (seven goals and two goals). Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas has provided four assists in his last nine matches against Real Madrid in La Liga. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti won five La Liga matches against Celta Vigo. Only against Granada and Rayo Vallecano have more wins in the competition. Last season's opposite game ended 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid with Karim Benzema snatching a double, and a similar result could be on the cards this weekend at Vallados. Celta Vigo not He has no major roster issues to deal with heading into the match against the Spanish and European champions. Coach Eduardo Codet has already confirmed the starting lineup that will play at the Estadio Balaidos. Real Madrid will again be without Rodrigo Goes, who has missed a muscle problem, while Toni Kroos is also ruled out with the flu. Carlo Ancelotti will no longer be able to call up midfield general Casemiro, who has completed his move to Manchester United. Dani Carvajal is back in the squad after a break in the last game.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Ancelotti could make some adjustments to the side that entered the field against Almeria, starting with the return of Dani Carvajal at right-back in place of Lucas Vazquez, despite the latter scoring in the opening game of the season. Eder Militao should also return to the squad, at Nacho's expense. However, Antonio Rudiger could retain his place in the side as his partner, with David Alaba replaced by Ferland Mendy at left-back. Casemiro's departure means Aurelien Chuamini becomes the obvious choice in Real Madrid's sixth round, while Eduardo Camavinga must start again with Kroos excluded from the competition. Luka Modric should be third in the center of the park, with Dani Ceballos as the only backup option on the bench. The top three Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior are choosing themselves for Real Madrid, although Eden Hazard may be battling for a starting point after an impressive appearance against Almeria last weekend.