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Real Madrid 2-0 Celta de Vigo – La Liga Player Ratings

Marco Asensio at Real Madrid
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Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium was the place where Real Madrid received a visit from Celta de Vigo. We have today’s player ratings for you. 

Real Madrid had the first match of 2021 to play against Celta de Vigo at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. A victory would put pressure on Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga table, who play tomorrow. This Real Madrid side is very different from the one we got to see at the start of the season. They are way more organized and the midfielders have complete control of their opponents throughout the match.

Zidane also recovered two players who are key to the squad’s recent results. One of them is Lucas Vazquez and the other is Marco Asensio. Each of them scored and assisted each other in today’s victory. The first goal came after Asensio sent Lucas a clinical cross for a header in the first half.

Asensio and Modric steal the show. 

Already in the second half, Marco Asensio scored the second goal after a recovery from Modric. The Croatian midfielder is already back to the same level he had in 2018, when he won the Ballon d’Or. He is the one leading the pack in this stage of La Liga and he earned his contract renewal through hard work.

Eden Hazard got on the pitch for the second straight match without injuring himself but he wasn’t that important during the minutes he played. Despite going all the way to the top of the table with 36 points, Real Madrid has three more matches than Atletico Madrid at this point. We’ll see how the Colchoneros do tomorrow when they play against Deportivo Alaves.

Player ratings 

Real Madrid: Courtois (7), Mendy (7), Nacho (7), Varane (7), Carvajal (7), Casemiro (8), Modric (9), Kroos (8), Asensio (9), Lucas (8), Benzema (7). 

Bench: Hazard (7), Vinicius (6), Odegaard (6), Valverde (6), Jovic (5).

Celta de Vigo: Blanco (5), Mayo (4), Murillo (5), Araujo (5), Olaza (5), Suarez (5), Tapia (5), Mendez (5), Nolito (5), Mina (5), Aspas (5). 

Bench: Beltran (5), Baeza (5). 

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