Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo ended 2-1 as Real Madrid lost 2 consecutive games after a 40 match unbeaten streak.
Fixture: Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo
Competition: Copa Del Rey
Stage: Quarter Final
Scorers: I. Aspas 64′ (CEL), Marcelo 69′ (RM), Jonny 70′ (CEL)
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Full-Time Score: Real Madrid 1-2 Celta Vigo
Real Madrid: Kiko Casilla, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Danilo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Marco Asensio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucas Vazquez.
Celta Vigo: Sergio Alvarez, Jonny, Cabral, Roncaglia, Hugo Mallo, Marcelo Diaz, Pablo Hernandez, Radoja, Bongonda, Wass, Iago Aspas.
Since Zinedine Zidane took over as Real Madrid C.F’s head coach, he lost only 2 games. Since the 2-0 loss against Wolfsburg in the first leg of UCL quarter-final, Real Madrid went 40 games unbeaten in all competitions. Overtaking Barcelona’s record of 39 games, Real Madrid’s unbeaten streak finally came to an end earlier this week against Sevilla when they played at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium and lost 2-1. Thanks to an own goal by Sergio Ramos and a last minute long range stunner by the new signing Stevan Jovetic.
Within a time frame of 3 days, the Los Blancos side has lost their second game after a spectacular 40 games unbeaten. Celta Vigo has been sensational this season with Iago Aspas shining like a bright star in Spain. Real Madrid went into the game as clear favorites. But things went quite opposite of what Zinedine Zidane might have expected. They were actually struggling in finishing the chances. Benzema and Morata were truly missed on the night. The defending from the 11 times UCL winners was actually clumsy. They could have conceded more than 2 goals but got lucky.
Both the goals resulted from Real Madrid players’ mistakes. Sergio Ramos and Marcelo were the 2 responsible ones for each goal conceded. Moreover, Marcelo himself scored a long range screamer to equalize the score at 1-1. But couldn’t maintain the score for long.