Spanish La Liga
Celta Vigo1Real Madrid3

Celta Vigo 1-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a left-foot shot after good work by Lucas

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 12th goal of the season as La Liga leaders Real Madrid stretched their unbeaten start to 12 games with a win at Celta Vigo.

Real went three points clear as their all-time leading scorer found the net in the eighth minute with a low shot.

Brazilian defender Danilo made it two, before Celta's Gustavo Cabral was sent off after 57 minutes for picking up a second yellow card.

Nolito pulled one back before Marcelo scored a stoppage-time third.

Two goals in the opening 23 minutes put Real in command against the hosts who went into the game in second place in the league.

Ronaldo was given time and space in the area to open the scoring with a right-foot shot after good work by Lucas.

Danilo scored his first goal since a £23m summer move from Porto with a right-foot finish following good approach play from Jese.

Celta's hopes of a comeback suffered a blow when Cabral, who had been booked for a first-half foul, was sent off following a second caution.

Nolito's right-foot effort halved the deficit with five minutes remaining.

Marcelo restored the two-goal advantage from close range in the fifth minute of stoppage time to inflict a first defeat of the season on Celta.

Barcelona can move level on points with Real at the top if they beat Eibar at home on Sunday.

Elsewhere, French striker Kevin Gameiro scored a hat-trick as Sevilla beat 10-man Getafe 5-0.

Line-ups

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez Conde
  • 2Mallo Novegil
  • 22CabralBooked at 57mins
  • 20Gómez Sola
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 18WassSubstituted forRadojaat 67'minutes
  • 24FernándezBooked at 57mins
  • 8HernándezBooked at 57minsSubstituted forPlanasat 81'minutes
  • 14OrellanaSubstituted forGuidettiat 82'minutes
  • 9Iago AspasBooked at 57mins
  • 10NolitoBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 6Radoja
  • 7Bongonda
  • 11Guidetti
  • 17Madinda
  • 21Planas
  • 23Señé Escudero
  • 26Díaz García

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23Danilo
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19ModricSubstituted forNachoat 80'minutes
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8Kroos
  • 18VázquezBooked at 52minsSubstituted forIscoat 62'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 20JeséSubstituted forCheryshevat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 21Cheryshev
  • 22Isco
  • 28Llorente
  • 29Mayoral Moya
Referee:
Carlos Clos Gómez
Attendance:
24,519

Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Celta de Vigo 1, Real Madrid 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Celta de Vigo 1, Real Madrid 3.

Goal!

Goal! Celta de Vigo 1, Real Madrid 3. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denis Cheryshev.

Foul by Jonny (Celta de Vigo).

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nolito (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Danilo.

Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid).

Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid).

Foul by John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo).

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid).

Attempt missed. John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Celta de Vigo 1, Real Madrid 2. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Carles Planas.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. John Guidetti replaces Fabián Orellana.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Carles Planas replaces Pablo Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Luka Modric.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Foul by Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo).

Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nolito (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danilo (Real Madrid).

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Marcelo.

Attempt blocked. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Iago Aspas.

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo following a fast break.

Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Denis Cheryshev replaces Jesé.

Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

Foul by Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo).

Jesé (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo).

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Nemanja Radoja replaces Daniel Wass.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 24th October 2015

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