Real Madrid vs Celta Los Blancos could go top with win
Real Madrid welcome Celta Vigo to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Saturday night for their first match of 2021 as they look to start the year on a high following a disappointing draw last time out.
Zinedine Zidane’s team could go top of LaLiga Santander should they win the Matchday 17 clash, though Celta are in their best for for a while and have managed 16 points from the last 18 on offer, with Iago Aspas in scintillating form, being the competition’s top scorer with nine goals.
Sergio Ramos is missing for Real Madrid and Nacho comes in to replace the captain in defence, with Eden Hazard still on the bench, Lucas Vazquez will play alongside Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio in the frontline.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Lucas Vazquez, Asensio, Benzema
Celta: Ruben, Mallo, Araujo, Murillo, Olaza, Tapia, Denis, Brais, Nolito, Aspas, Mina.