Real Madrid Cruise to 4-1 Victory Against Celta Vigo | Watch Highlights
A stunning strike by Luka Modric helped Real Madrid secure a 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo on Saturday as the reigning Spanish champions made it two wins from two in La Liga this season.
As reported by The Score, Modric curled home from outside the box just before half-time to put Carlo Ancelotti’s side back in front after Karim Benzema’s early penalty had been cancelled out by Iago Aspas, who converted a spot-kick at the other end.
Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde added further goals in the second half while Eden Hazard had a late penalty saved as Madrid built on their La Liga season-opening 2-1 win at Almeria and joined Real Betis and Osasuna on six points at the top of the fledgling standings.
“He is a fantastic leader for us. He scored the most important goal of the game because he put us back ahead and after that the game was a bit more simple for us,” Ancelotti told Onda Cero radio of Modric, who received an ovation from the home crowd in Galicia.
“That is something very special, when fans of other teams acknowledge you and applaud you. It’s lovely,” the Croatian told Real Madrid TV.
Real took the lead inside the opening quarter of an hour at Balaidos, Benzema slotting in a penalty after the referee penalised Celta’s Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia for handball following a VAR review.
Aurelien Tchouameni looked very assured in front of the Real Madrid defence. The Frenchman looks set to be the heir to the throne left vacant by Casemiro and certainly didn’t look out of place. He did everything that we had come to expect of his predecessor: break up play, dribble past players and pass effectively.
Watch the match highlights below.