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Mar 20, 2021 at 3.15pm UK at Balaidos
Celta VigoCelta Vigo
1-3
Real MadridReal Madrid
Mina (40')
Tapia (25'), Suarez (78'), Solari (85')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Benzema (20', 30'), Asensio (90+4')
Junior (22'), Kroos (39'), Nacho (70'), Modric (80')

How Real Madrid could line up against Celta Vigo

How Real Madrid could line up against Celta Vigo
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Real Madrid could line up in Saturday's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid will continue their pursuit of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a clash against Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon.

Zinedine Zidane's side, who are currently third in the table, six points behind Atletico, will again be missing four players through injury this weekend, with Alvaro Odriozola, Mariano Diaz, Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard all out.

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos will not be involved due to a tibia issue, meaning that Nacho could start alongside Raphael Varane at the heart of the defence.

Casemiro was suspended for Tuesday's 3-1 win over Atalanta BC in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League contest, but the Brazil international is available against Celta and should return to the midfield alongside Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Zidane is expected to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes due to the importance of the contest, with Madrid looking to remain in touching distance of leaders Atletico.

There might be a change of formation, though, with a 4-3-3 potentially allowing Marco Asensio to return to the attack alongside Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.

Carvajal's ongoing absence means that Lucas Vazquez should start at right-back, with Federico Valverde dropping down to the bench for the league fixture.

Rodrygo Goes is an option for change in the final third, but the Brazilian is again expected to be on the bench alongside the likes of Isco and Eder Militao.

Real Madrid possible starting lineup: Courtois; Vazquez, Varane, Nacho, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid5410157813
2Atletico MadridAtletico532074311
3Valencia5311104610
4Real Sociedad531164210
5Athletic Bilbao52304139
6Sevilla42205148
7Osasuna52216608
8Mallorca52213308
9Rayo Vallecano52128537
10Barcelona32107437
11Real Betis51316606
12ElcheElche51313306
13CadizCadiz512268-25
14Villarreal40402204
15Levante504167-14
16Espanyol503235-23
17Granada402227-52
18Celta Vigo5014410-61
19Getafe500518-70
20AlavesAlaves4004110-90

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