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Celta-Real Madrid: LaLiga is back

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NEWS | 17/08/2019 | Javier Vázquez

The team head to Vigo for their first official game of the 2019/20 season (5:00pm CEST).
Ninety days since the last clash, LaLiga is back and Real Madrid are starting a new season. With the excitement of the challenges ahead, Zidane's team head to Balaídos to face Celta (5:00pm CEST) in the first of 38 games as they fight for the title.

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.

Real Madrid have gone 10 seasons undefeated in their LaLiga opener.

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), RamosMarceloLucas Vázquez and James also netted. Real Madrid have also gone 10 seasons unbeaten in their LaLiga opener.

New opportunities
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).