Luka Modric, Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo in La Liga thanks to a fantastic goal from Luka Modric.
Karim Benzema gave Real the lead before Iago Aspas tied things up with a penalty kick after a handball,
and Modric eventually scored from 25 yards out off a feed from David Alaba.
The 36-year-old Croatian midfielder then passed a through ball to Vinicius Jr.,
who dashed past goalie Agustin Marchesin and inserted the goal.
A fourth was hammered in by Federico Valverde.
Real Madrid Celta vs Real Madrid Goals 4-1
Late in the game,
Real was awarded a second penalty, but Eden Hazard,
who had only been on the field for a short time, saw Marchesin save his spot-kick. In 50 La Liga games, the former Chelsea player has only four goals.
Madrid has won all three of their games this year,
defeating Almeria on La Liga‘s opening day and Eintracht Frankfurt in the Uefa Super Cup.
and Spain, to the cheers of the home crowd when he was replaced by Dani Ceballos.
33 La Liga goals for the former Tottenham playmaker,
18 of which were scored outside of the box.
With the 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder close to a £70 million deal to Manchester United,
Real Madrid overlooked Casemiro.
Modric shared the field with young French midfielders Eduardo Camavinga and newly acquired Aurelien Tchouameni.
WHAT OCCURED? Real Madrid simply had too much strength for Celta Vigo as Karim Benzema and Iago Aspas both converted their penalty kicks. With an exquisitely curled shot from 25 yards,
Luka Modric gave his team a one-goal advantage once again. Before Eden Hazard’s late penalty attempt was saved,
Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde each scored on the counterattack.
THE GENERAL IMAGE: After battling Celta for a big portion of the first half,
Carlo Ancelotti’s team only improved in the second. For at least the evening,
Los Blancos took over first place in La Liga, and they’ll be hoping to keep it that way when they visit Catalonia to play Espanyol the following weekend.
Aurelien Tchouameni seems extremely confident in front of the Real Madrid defence. The Frenchman didn’t seem out of place and appears to be the rightful heir to the reign Casemiro left vacant. He completed every task that we had come to anticipate from his predecessor, including play-breaking,
dribbling past opponents, and accurate passing.
Real Madrid is still the same even without Casemiro. For their second straight road victory to open the new league season, the defending La Liga champions were merciless in Vigo,
thrashing the local team 4-1.
Luka Modric scored a highlight-reel goal with a drive from outside the area that struck the top right corner after the two teams traded penalty kicks for nearly identical handballs. With a 2-1 advantage after the score,
the champions never looked back.
Vinicius Jr. and Fede Valverde scored in transition goals to complete the scoring in the second half.
Karim Benzema gave teammate Eden Hazard a penalty kick when Real Madrid could have added another. The goalkeeper for Celta stopped the Belgian’s attempt.
Final score: Real Madrid penalty, 86th minute,
Celta Vigo 1, Real Madrid 4. On another transition, Eden Hazard is fouled in the box by Karim Benzema, but Benzema gives the ball to the Belgian and the goalkeeper blocks his shot! The follow-up, for which Benzema is present, has also been suspended.
Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 4-1 on the road on Saturday to improve to 2-0 in La Liga this season. Luka Modric’s incredible goal was a key factor in the victory.
Just before halftime,
Modric scored from outside the penalty area to restore Carlo Ancelotti’s team’s lead after Iago Aspas’ early penalty at the opposite end had cancelled out Karim Benzema’s early penalty.
As Madrid improved upon their 2-1 victory over Almeria in the La Liga season opener,
they joined Real Betis and Osasuna at the top of the early standings with six points each. Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde both scored additional goals in the second half,
and Eden Hazard had a late penalty saved.
At Balaidos, Real seized the lead within the first 30 minutes when Benzema converted a penalty after the official flagged Celta’s Renato Tapia, a Peruvian midfielder,
for handball following a VAR review.
However, midway through the first half,
Eder Militao was penalised for using his arm to stop a Goncalo Paciencia header. Veteran striker Aspas, who scored 18 goals in the previous campaign,
converted the penalty with ease.
as Celta looked to take the lead against a Real team playing their first game after agreeing to transfer midfielder Casemiro to Manchester United,
Franco Cervi scuffed a shot just wide.
Modric, who had returned to the starting lineup,
made it 2-1 three minutes before halftime by gaining possession 25 metres from the goal, moving forward,
and then curling a powerful shot high into the back of the net from the edge of the D.
After the break,
Real showed its superiority as Modric sent Vinicius scurrying past goalkeeper Augusto Marchesin to score the third goal for the visitors in the 56th minute.
Before the halfway point of the second half,
the score was 4-1. Vinicius attempted to find Benzema,
but the Frenchman slipped, allowing Valverde, who had just arrived, to plant a low first-time effort into the far corner.
In La Liga for the 2022–2023 season,
Real Madrid has a good start. After earning three points in Almeria on Matchday One, they travelled to Balaidos today,
a location known for being challenging to play, and triumphed handily with outstanding performances from important players all over the field.
For the 2022–2023 La Liga season,
Real Madrid is off to a strong start. Following their three-point performance in Almeria on Matchday One, they travelled to Balaidos today,
a venue with a reputation for being difficult to play in, and won with ease with to superb performances from key players all over the field.