Real Madrid showed off to the rhythm of Luka Modric with a comprehensive victory against Celta by 4-1 in Vigo, on the second day of LaLiga, despite the recent departure of the Brazilian Casemiro to Manchester United.
The ‘white’ club went ahead through the French Karim Benzema from a penalty (14 ‘), which ended up being counteracted by another from Iago Aspas (23 ‘), also from the maximum penalty.
When it seemed that Real Madrid was suffering, Croatian Luka Modric appeared with a splendid shot with his right that put the madridistas ahead again (42′) shortly before the break.
After the restart, the pupils of the Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti crouched after the incursions of the Vigo players and took advantage of a local error to launch an attack that allowed a goal from the Brazilian Vinícius Júnior (56′), on the counterattack, before the Uruguayan Federico Valverde finished off the night with the fourth goal (66′) after a perfect counterattack by Frenchman Aurelien Tchouameni after stealing the ball.
– Ovation to Modric –
The spectators at the Balaídos stadium stood up to applaud Modric, who left the field in the 77th minute of the game, after being substituted by Dani Ceballos.
“It’s something very special, really when fans from other teams recognize you, they applaud you, of course, it’s something precious, I’m very happy, thanking the people for this”, declared the Croatian midfielder after the end.
“Very good feelings, we played a great game, especially in the last minutes of the first half and in the second, on a very difficult field, against a rival that always costs us, but today we were forceful”, Modric underlined.
– Casemiro replacement –
Tchouaméni also had a great game in midfield, forgetting Casemiro’s departure to Manchester United for a transfer of 70 million euros ($70.2 million) and 11 million euros ($11.04 million). )
The Monegasque Frenchman joined the Madrid squad from Monaco also for a similar amount, 80 million euros (80.3 million euros).
With this victory, Real Madrid leads LaLiga along with Betis and Osasuna. Both the Betis team and the Pamplona team won their respective games this Saturday against Mallorca (2-1) and Cádiz (2-0).