The premiere of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium left a footballing gift full of vertigo, a goalscoring festival for Real Madrid, leader to the rhythm of Vinicius , with a hat-trick by Karim Benzema and a debut goal by Eduardo Camavinga, in a comeback (5-2) born of serious defensive errors that fueled Celta’s hopes.
The return to the Bernabeu had all the ingredients that make each match at the white arena a special event . The guaranteed emotion, the Real Madrid of the comebacks like the defensive concessions that weighed down Carlo Ancelotti’s men in the first act, driven again by the encouragement of their fans who paid homage to Luka Modric and Vinicius after an exercise in leadership shared.
From the beginning, Celta made it clear that he would not be a stone guest at the return party to a Bernabeu that is already impressive, despite being halfway through what will be his new identity. Four minutes later, Coudet’s team was leading the scoreboard thanks to the first gift. A bad shot from Miguel Gutierrez, the pressure from Brais and the definition of Santi Mina.
The jug of cold water would not stop an electric Real Madrid. The first time that Ancelotti together with Vinicius with Hazard in an eleven, inventing a new demarcation with freedom of movement for the Belgian, which increased his presence appearing behind Benzema’s back and hanging down where he saw spaces. As far as the physical lasted, he improved his contribution.
The madridista offensive dynamism generated numerous actions to shape the reaction, always commanded by a new Vinicius, who exhibits confidence thanks to his improvement in finishing. With a header and a right hand, he left the first warnings at a frantic pace against which Celta defended themselves as best they could.
Casemiro and Hazard forgave, Vinicius always overflowed when he hit the wing, the Bernabeu stands cheered on the physical waste of his players. The domain did not lower the nervousness due to bulk errors in defense. A loan from Carvajal was wasted by Iago Aspas to make the second. The excesses of confidence were shared when Dituro played with fire in two actions with his feet that could have cost him dearly.
The goal has a name and surname at Real Madrid.Karim Benzema began his finishing recital hooking Fede Valverde’s back pass with an unstoppable bounce . Launched by the comeback, the madridista slowdown arose from a new error. With Casemiro dragging fatigue after the matches with Brazil, imbalances came from the pair of central defenders.
Nacho went where he shouldn’t to make a hard tackle on Aspas and leave a hole that wasn’t covered. In inferiority, Militao took a step back so that Hugo Mallo’s rise ended in a heel strike to the Cervi post that marked the rejection at will .
There is no better formula for comebacks than scoring as soon as you leave the locker room. It was key to once again assault the leadership a Real Madrid that finds a great performance without accusing the casualties of the importance of Alaba, Mendy, Bale or Kroos. With Benzema inside the rival area it serves to scare him. A great cross from Miguel to get rid of the thorn in the first goal, the Frenchman masterfully headed it , winning Murillo’s back.
Partners joined Vinicius’s exhibition. Courtois appeared with his first stop, Santi Mina, but when Celta wanted to take a step forward he was punished into space. ‘Vini’ ran freely and Karim’s pass into space defined him as he hadn’t before. Adjusted to the post, he turned the game around and promoted a happy return home. He had his double in a bad transfer from the Vigo defense, but Dituro avoided it with his feet.
The sentence would come with Camavinga , the day of his debut at the age of 18, leaving signs of quality with his left foot and taking advantage of the dead ball from a save by the Celta goalkeeper after an action by Modric that deserved the goal. A quality start down a corridor without rivals that culminated with a shot with the outside of the right foot. With the wind in favor, ‘Vini”s recital ended with a penalty that Benzema took advantage of to become the leading scorer in LaLiga.
Result of Real Madrid-Celtic