|La Liga 2014-15|
| Celta de Vigo
||vs|| Real Madrid C.F.
ScheduleSunday, 26 April 2015 at 19:00 GMT / 20:00 UK / 00:30 IST
VenueLos Balaídos (Vigo)
Next Sunday, 26th of April, the current World and European champions, Real Madrid, will travel to Galicia to measure forces with Celta Vigo at Los Balaídos for round 33 of the Spanish Liga BBVA.
Although the team’s overall performances have been far from being similar to what they were three or four months ago, Real Madrid managed to overcome their internal crisis and are currently on a very positive streak. After overcoming Málaga last weekend, a match where Real Madrid needed to dig very deep to defeat a very organized Andalusia team, Los Blancos granted their ticket to the UEFA Champions League Semi-finals by defeating Atlético Madrid last Wednesday.
Carlo Ancelotti’s boys have finally overcome their neighbours and rivals of Atléti this season and, with such win, they took another solid step towards the renewal of the European champions’ title they grabbed last season, precisely at expenses of Los Colchoneros.
Their upcoming clash at Galicia will definitely be far from easy, especially if we have in mind what happened last season and the quality game that Celta usually displays when playing at home. Real Madrid are currently two points behind Barcelona at La Liga’s table and, for that reason, they cannot allow any unexpected upset during their travel to Balaídos next Sunday, otherwise they would certainly be forced to say goodbye to the Spanish league title once again.
As for Celta de Vigo, the Galician team seems to have returned to the right path after their less impressive period last month.
After their goal galore (6-1) against Rayo Vallecano at Los Balaídos two weeks ago, Los Celestes snatched a vital win after their always complicated visit to the Basque Country, where they defeated Eibar thanks to a single goal from the usual suspect, Nolito.
Celta tend to be very strong when playing at home. Eduardo Berizzo’s boys have already managed to defeat Atlético Madrid this season in front of their enthusiastic supporters and they will surely give Real a busy night next Sunday.
Regardless of Celta’s recent improvements and of what happened last season, Real Madrid are firm favourites for next weekend’s match.
Stats: W-3 L-1 D-1
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Stats: W-4 L-0 D-1
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Celta (4-3-3) - Alvarez - Mallo - Cabral - Fontas - Jonny - Krohn-Dehli - Augusto Fernández - Radoja - Nolito - Orellana - Larrivey
Real Madrid (4-4-2) – Casillas - Carvajal - Pepe - Sergio Ramos - Marcelo - Kroos - Isco - Khedira - James Rodriguez - Ronaldo - Javier Hernandez
Celta de Vigo
Borja Oubina (inj)
Luka Modric (inj)
Karim Benzema (inj)
Gareth Bale (inj) (in doubt)
|06.12.14||PRI||Real Madrid||Celta Vigo||3 : 0|
|11.05.14||PRI||Celta Vigo||Real Madrid||2 : 0|
|06.01.14||PRI||Real Madrid||Celta Vigo||3 : 0|
|10.03.13||PRI||Celta Vigo||Real Madrid||1 : 2|
|09.01.13||COP||Real Madrid||Celta Vigo||4 : 0|
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