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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  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.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jonny (Celta de Vigo).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Danilo.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid).

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid).

  18. Post update

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

  19. 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.

  20. Substitution

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 24th October 2015

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