Real Madrid will demeanour to rebound behind in La Liga after losing a Clasico 3-0 during home to Barcelona in their final joining fixture.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are provisionally 14 points off a gait following that better on Dec 23, nonetheless they have played one fewer diversion due to their appearance in a Club World Cup final month.
Los Blancos kick Gremio in Abu Dhabi on Dec 16 to explain their fifth prize of 2017, a bar record, though they have critical work to do if they are to keep a Primera Division pretension they won final May.
Here, Goal takes a demeanour during all we need to know ahead of their outing to Celta Vigo on Sunday…
REAL MADRID INJURIES
Captain Sergio Ramos suffered a flesh aria in Thursday’s training event and will be sidelined for dual to 3 weeks.
Meanwhile, striker Karim Benzema also misses out on Sunday due to an damage postulated in a Clasico better to Barcelona final month.
REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS
Right-back Dani Carvajal is dangling for a outing to Balaidos following his red label in a Clasico detriment to Barcelona before Christmas.
REAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP
With Ramos out injured, Nacho and Raphael Varane should start in executive counterclaim for Real Madrid divided to Celta.
At right-back, meanwhile, there will be another event for youngster Achraf Hakimi as Carvajal misses out by suspension.
In attack, Gareth Bale is set to start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in a deficiency of Benzema, with a Welsh winger on aim from a chastisement mark opposite Numancia in a 3-0 win in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
CELTA VIGO TEAM NEWS
Left-back Jonny went off with a minor hamstring problem in a 1-1 pull opposite Barcelona on Thursday night, though a defender should be fit to face Real Madrid on Sunday.
Celta, with no other damage concerns or suspensions forward of their initial Liga tie in 2018, are usually 6 points transparent of a dump section after 17 games in a Primera Division, though also usually 3 behind eighth-placed Getafe.
The Vigo oufit, 3-1 winners divided to Deportivo La Coruna in a Galician derby usually before Christmas, could palm a entrance to new signing Robert Mazan, a Slovakian left-back brought in from MSK Zilina this week.
TV COVERAGE KICK-OFF TIME
Celta Vigo contra Real Madrid kicks off during 20:45 local time during Balaidos on Sunday and will be promote live in a UK on Sky Sports Football from 19:40 GMT.
In a United States (US), Celta opposite Real is live on BeIN Sports and kicks off during 14:45 ET.
BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS
Celta have mislaid their final 6 joining games opposite Real Madrid, surrender 23 goals in those matches (3.8 per game). However, they have usually unsuccessful to measure in one of a six.
Real Madrid have unsuccessful to win in their final 3 divided joining games (drawing dual and losing one), after winning any of their prior 13. The final time they unsuccessful to win in 4 away games in a quarrel in La Liga was in 2008 (three defeats and a draw).
Of all a sides now in La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo’s best goals per diversion ratio in a foe is opposite Celta (1.88).
Iago Aspas finished a 2017 calendar year as a highest-scoring Spaniard in La Liga (20). The former Liverpool striker has scored in 4 uninterrupted La Liga games for a initial time in his career (five goals in total).
Marco Asensio has scored some-more goals from outward a box than any other actor in La Liga this deteriorate (three).