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Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid

Gareth Bale
These were Gareth Bale's first goals in La Liga since he scored in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Real Sociedad on 17 September

Wales forward Gareth Bale scored twice in his first La Liga start since 20 September as Real Madrid were held to a draw at Celta Vigo.

Celta went ahead when ex-Liverpool striker Iago Aspas set up Daniel Wass, who lobbed goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Bale, who has had a calf injury this season, netted twice in three minutes after passes from Toni Kroos and Isco.

Aspas had a penalty saved by Navas, but Celta equalised when Maxi Gomez headed in from close range after Wass' cross.

Celta thought they had won another penalty with only three minutes remaining when Aspas went down under a challenge from Marcelo, but the referee waved play on.

At the other end, Lucas Vazquez had a chance to win it for Real Madrid in the 90th minute but his well-struck shot was saved by home goalkeeper Ruben Blanco.

Reigning champions Real stay fourth and are now 16 points behind leaders Barcelona, although they have one game in hand on Ernesto Valverde's side.

Since losing 3-1 away to Tottenham in the Champions League on 1 November, Zinedine Zidane's team have now only been beaten once in 13 games - the 3-0 home loss to Barca on 23 December.

However, this result was another blow to Real's hopes of retaining their title after Barcelona had beaten Levante 3-0 earlier on Sunday.


Celta Vigo

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Blanco
  • 2MalloBooked at 67mins
  • 22Cabral
  • 24Roncaglia
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 18WassSubstituted forSánchezat 90+1'minutes
  • 6RadojaSubstituted forLobotkaat 73'minutes
  • 8Hernández
  • 11SistoSubstituted forMorat 73'minutes
  • 10Iago AspasBooked at 88mins
  • 7Gómez González


  • 1Álvarez
  • 3Fontàs
  • 14Lobotka
  • 16Sánchez
  • 20Gómez Solá
  • 21Mor
  • 26Méndez

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1NavasBooked at 71mins
  • 19Hakimi
  • 5Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10ModricSubstituted forVázquezat 76'minutes
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 44mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoSubstituted forKovacicat 77'minutes
  • 11BaleSubstituted forAsensioat 84'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo


  • 3Vallejo
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 20Asensio
  • 21Mayoral
  • 23Kovacic
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Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamReal Madrid
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Celta de Vigo 2, Real Madrid 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Celta de Vigo 2, Real Madrid 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphael Varane with a headed pass.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Jozabed Sánchez replaces Daniel Wass.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Casemiro.

  7. Booking

    Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pablo Hernández.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Stanislav Lobotka.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Gareth Bale.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Celta de Vigo 2, Real Madrid 2. Maxi Gómez (Celta de Vigo) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Isco.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Luka Modric.

  20. Post update

    Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 7th January 2018

As It Stood

2Atl Madrid1811612781939
4Real Madrid1795332161632
8Ath Bilbao186662019124
10Real Betis187383034-424
12Real Sociedad186573130123
14Celta Vigo186483227522
17Dep La Coruña1844102035-1516
20Las Palmas1832131440-2611
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