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Celta Vigo v Real Madrid - As it happened

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Official lineups of La Liga fixture between Celta and Real Madrid. BeSoccer

Celta Vigo v Real Madrid - As it happened

The end

Real Madrid take a huge step towards winning La Liga. Goals from Ronaldo (2), Benzema and Kroos earned them three points despite Guidetti's second-half strike.

3 added minutes

Real Madrid get four!

Sergio Alvarez has avoided a rout from Madrid, but he could do nothing as Benzema opened the ball for Kroos who cut inside and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

GOAL!

Beauvue on for Guidetti

Yellow card Ramos and Pablo Hernandez

The two players go in the book for a brawl in the midfield area.

What a save Sergio!

Modric pulls the ball back Benzema in the box and the keeper made himself big to deny him.

Isco is replaced by Lucas

Ronaldo makes way for Asensio

Cheikh replaces Sisto

Chance Madrid!

Danilo was tackled but the referee waved play on, Alvarez got a leg to Ronaldo's low cross, and Modric's follow-up shot was blocked.

Sergio saves!

Isco tried to fire into the near post, but the keeper cleared for a corner.

What a miss!

Ronaldo with a chance for a hat-trick. He is inside the area, in acres of space and he fires just wide of the post.

Yellow card Mallo

For pulling on Benzema.

Chelo Diaz on for Jozabed

Kovacic on for Casemiro

Madrid restore their two-goal lead!

Crazy couple of minutes. Real Madrid at the other end, Marcelo with the low cross and Benzema taps the ball into an open net.

GOAL!

Celta pull one back!

Guidetti went for goal outside the box and the ball came off Ramos to beat Navas.

GOAL!

What a save Navas!

The keeper saving his team. A good move from Celta and Wass is inside the box in space. The goalkeeper went down well to deny the Celta man.

Navas punches away!

The free kick is cleared by the Real keeper.

Yellow card Guidetti

The striker protested for a yellow card for Casemiro.

Yellow card Jonny

Tempers flaring now as Ronaldo goes down in the area and the Celta players surround the referee protesting for a booking.

Iago Aspas sent off!

The referee showed him a second yellow for diving in the box after a challenge from Ramos. There seems to be contact...

Celta look to pull one back

The home side not giving up, but solid defending from Madrid.

Real Madrid score a fantastic second!

What.A.Goal. Celta were at one end and Real Madrid win the ball back. Isco with an unbelievable run down the middle cannot be stopped, and he feeds an inch-perfect through ball for Ronaldo, who finishes calmly as his left-footed strike comes off the post.

GOAL!

Celta get the ball rolling!

We're back!

Players jump back out for forty-five minutes that could decide La Liga.

Ronaldo breaks yet another record

 

Half time

Real Madrid lead at the break thanks to Ronaldo's goal early in the match. Celta have put the visitors under pressure and have had the chances to equalise, but Navas has done well in goal. More to come in the second half.

Sergio saves!

Real want to put the game out of reach with Celta pressing for an equaliser. Kroos feeds the ball for Benzema, and the striker's finish is blocked by the keeper.

Penalty claims!

Jonny lifted the ball at the byline and it looks to hit Varane on the arm. The defender is just outside the box, but Aspas is booked for protests.

Aspas again!

Aspas picked up the ball outside the area, and tried to bend the ball inside the far post, but it whistles wide.

Side-netting!

Celta having their chances and now Aspas fires straight into the side-netting from inside the box.

What a save Navas!

Wass with a powerful strike from the free kick and the keeper parries away well. The rebound cannot be put in by Roncaglia who is offside.

Yellow card Casemiro

The midfielder went in on a lunging challenge on Jozabed, and now Celta have a free kick in a dangerous position.

Roncaglia saves!

Benzema with the low ball across goal, and Ronaldo would have scored into an empty net if not from a brilliant sliding clearance from Roncaglia.

Sisto over the bar!

The winger struck the ball over, with Jozabed in the box unmarked.

Real Madrid on the ball

Zidane's team looking for a second, but Celta seem dangerous on the counter.

Navas saves!

Jonny went for the long shot but Keylor Navas gathered after a deflection off a defender.

Real Madrid lead!

Who else? Ronaldo picks up the ball at the edge of the box and fires a left-footed strike straight into the corner. Sergio Alvarez doesn't even move.

GOAL!

Chance Real Madrid!

A lively start to the game from both sides, and Benzema does well to get to the byline but his back pass is blocked.

First corner Madrid!

A good move and Modric found Danilo who went for goal, but his shot was blocked.

Real Madrid kick off!

The visitors wearing black and attacking right to left.

And they're out!

The stage is set for this vital clash in the race for La Liga.

Players ready in the tunnel!

The crowd making some noise in support of their team. Not long to go...

Both teams warming up at Balaidos!

Not long to go for this crunch clash. Sunny weather in northern Spain for this one.

Berizzo wary of Madrid menace

The Celta boss revealed who he believes to be Real Madrid's most important player, and it is not who you would expect...

Celta could be motivated for this clash...

Celta are the only team to have beaten both Real Madrid and Barcelona this season, and the latter will be hoping for a home win tonight. So much so that they have prepared some encouragement for the hosts.

Nacho on the bench

The defender was available after Madrid won the appeal, but Varane takes his place.

Live updates of La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Real Madrid at Balaidos.

Lineups are in!

Real Madrid could take a huge step towards winning La Liga if they get a win out of this postponed fixture at Celta. If Zidane's team succeed, they will go three points ahead of Barcelona at the top of the table, with the final league match to be played on Sunday. Celta crashed out of the Europa League with their heads held high against Manchester United and have little, if not nothing, to play for here.

Celta Vigo: Sergio, Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Jonny, Hernandez, Jozabed, Wass, Aspas, Sisto, Guidetti.

Subs: Villar, Fontas, Pape, Diaz, Beauve, Hjulsager, Gomez.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Subs: Casilla, Nacho, Coentrao, Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Asensio, Morata.

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