What is Celta and Real Madrid's form's form ahead of this match?
Celta enjoyed a good run during their pre-season games, winning three out of their five matches. However, their most recent clash concluded in a 2-1 loss against Lazio, but fans remain confident about their team's chances ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. Denis Suárez, Matías Fernández and Santi Mina were the team's top transfers in during the offseason, while they parted ways with striker Maxi Gómez and Facundo Roncaglia.
Real Madrid enters the 2019-20 season after one of the worst pre-seasons in Los Blancos' history. Zidane's men were only able to win two of their seven warmup games, and that 7-3 loss against Atlético showed some major holes in their defense. Zidane chose to use a five-men defense in his last two friendlies, and it is yet to be seen if he will keep that up against Celta. Real Madrid was quite active in the transfer department, signing Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid - Who's in and who's out
Coach Fran Escribá could face a selection nightmare, since up to five players could be out for this match. As of now, Okay Yokuslu, David Juncá, Santi Mina and Hugo Mallo have all been ruled out. Meanwhile, Sergio Álvarez will be assessed before the clash to determine his availability.
Zinedine Zidane was handed a massive blow one day before the start of La Liga, as Eden Hazard was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. The Belgian ace will join Marco Asensio and Rodrygo on the sidelines. Recent signing Ferland Mendy will also be left out, since he has not been able to recover from a thigh injury picked up during the pre-season.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid - Head-to-head stats
Real Madrid's last trip to Balaídos ended in a 4-2 win for Los Blancos.
Celta Vigo carries a six-game streak without a win at home against Real Madrid in all comps (four losses, two draws).
Celta's last win against Real Madrid took place on January 18, 2017. The blue and white side defeated Los Blancos in a Copa del Rey clash back then.
Despite walking out of Balaídos without a loss in their last six games, Real Madrid has failed to keep a clean sheet during that stint.
Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid - Pre-match talk
Eden Hazard's injury was one of the talking points ahead of this game, but surprisingly, Zinedine Zidane found a way to keep one more trick under his sleeve. After practically erasing James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale from his squad, the French tactician decided to name both of them in the team's expedition to Vigo. Winter signing Brahim Díaz also made the cut, but Zizou will have to leave four players out of the squad that ends up facing Los Celestes.
Here's Zidane's call up for the first clash of the season.n.
Broadcast info: Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
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Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid Broadcast Information
Stadium: Abanca-Balaídos (Vigo)
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