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
TV Info: Sky Sports (UK)
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.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.