NEWS | 17/08/2019 | Javier VázquezThe team head to Vigo for their first official game of the 2019/20 season (5:00pm CEST).
Pre-season is over, after travelling to Canada, USA, Germany, Austria and Italy. the team are now ready for a new dynamic and new competition. Zidane affirmed that in his press conference prior to the Celta game, for which he called up 22 players.
The most recent results for the madridistas at Balaídos are cause for optimism: they are unbeaten in their last 6 visits (with 4 wins) scoring 19 goals along the way. Benzema has been vital (2 goals), having scored in his last two games in Vigo, where Bale (2), Kroos (2), Ramos, Marcelo, Lucas Vázquez and James also netted. Real Madrid have also gone 10 seasons unbeaten in their LaLiga opener.
For Celta, this season will be a fresh start. Last season did not go smoothly, and they finished seventeenth, just above the relegation zone, clinching survival in the final game. In their six pre-season games under Fran Escribá, Celta got three wins, against Lugo (3-0), Lille (1-0) and Union Berlín (0-3), who they also drew against (1-1), as well as losing to Tenerife (0-1) and Lazio (1-2).