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It is very difficult to define in words what the Real Madrid footballers will feel after stepping on the Santiago Bernabéu more than 500 days later


It is very difficult to define in words what the Real Madrid footballers will feel after stepping on the Santiago Bernabéu more than 500 days later. Most of the first team players have played Champions League finals and important matches, but what they will feel today will be unique and unrepeatable. The last match played in Chamartín was on March 1, 2020. That night the merengue club managed to win a 2-0 victory over its eternal rival, FC Barcelona, ​​with goals from Vinicius and Mariano Díaz.

In front will be Celta de Vigo on this occasion, a rival that has not achieved victory in the first three league days. They will come to the white fiefdom hungry. Real Madrid will line up a very competitive XI despite last-minute casualties (Alaba, Bale, Jovic). Back are some important players such as Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy or Luka Modric, but we must take into account the little rest of the CONMEBOL internationals (Militao, Casemiro, Valverde and Vinicius), who played at dawn from Thursday to Friday.

At Celta de Vigo there are no casualties, so they will go for it all. Iago Aspas, Santi Mina and Nolito aim to form Coudet’s attacking trident, so the merengue defense must be very pessimistic as Carletto pointed out.

DATA SHEET:

Possible Real Madrid lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo; Blanco, Modric, Isco; Rodrygo, Benzema, Hazard.

Possible alignment of Celta de Vigo: Dituro; Hugo Mallo, Araujo, Murillo, Javi Galán; Renato Tapia, Brais Méndez, Denis Suárez; Iago Aspas, Santi Mina, Nolito.

Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez and David Medié Jiménez (VAR).

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Time and TV: 21:00 Spanish time, Movistar + LaLiga and the direct of Bernabéu Digital.