Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

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Real Madrid lapse to La Liga movement on Sunday and are out to rebound behind from their new Clasico chagrin with a outing to face Celta Vigo.

Los Merengues fell detached in their home diversion opposite Barcelona, being broke 3-0 on Dec. 23. That outcome stretched a stretch that separates them from a league-leading Blaugrana to 14 points.

Real shot behind to winning ways when they beat Numancia 3-0 in a initial leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 strife on Thursday, though a landscape in La Liga stays rather dire.

Zinedine Zidane‘s group are fourth in a standings with a diversion in palm over their peers and will be unfortunate to strike form on Sunday after unwell to win in any of their past 3 divided joining games.

Read on for a preview of Sunday’s strife and a demeanour during all a latest group news heading adult to a compare during Balaidos.


Date: Sunday, Jan 7

Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo, Spain

Live Stream: Sky Go app (UK), fuboTV (U.S.)

TV Info: Sky Sports (UK)


Team News

The usually poignant damage worry for Zidane is frontman Karim Benzema, who has been combined to the absentee list after some regard per his aptness emerged over a winter break.

Patricia Terroba reported for Marca that Benzema will skip “the initial few games of 2018,” with Zidane recently divulgence a damage was picked adult during El Clasico and not during a layoff, per ESPN FC’s Dermot Corrigan.

Benzema will not underline opposite Celta Vigo on Sunday.OSCAR DEL POZO/Getty Images

Real will also be but right-back Dani Carvajal, who will skip a Celta strife by cessation following his red label opposite Barcelona. That means Zidane could name a 19-year-old Achraf Hakimi during right-back.

Celta have a purify check of health, and Jozabed and Iago Aspas recently done their earnings to a group after any portion a one-match anathema for picking adult 5 cautions this season.



While Real collapsed 3-0 during home to Barca, Celta gave a most stronger comment of themselves opposite La Liga’s leaders on Thursday, earning a 1-1 pull during home to a Blaugrana in a initial leg of their Copa del Rey clash.

OptaJose noted Celta have scored 12 goals opposite Barcelona over a past 3 seasons, that is some-more than any other bar in that time—proof of their haughtiness when it comes to confronting a large guns.

And Real are reduction intimidating than has been a box for some time, with their new FIFA Club World Cup win unwell to shimmer over their miserable joining pretension defence.

Los Blancos have won usually one of their past 4 domestic matches and have a lot of questions in need of resolutions following their dispersion during Barca’s hands.

Celta will be a initial competition to exam Real’s restraint given that humbling, and Zidane’s side will possibly showcase a high solve or a serve denote they are lacking certain title-winning criteria.

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