Real Madrid – Real Valladolid
Real Madrid hosts Real Valladolid in a first home game for the new season in La Liga. These two teams will meet at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Real Madrid started the new season in the best way possible – with a win. Los Blancos visited Celta in Vigo and achieved a convincing 3-1 win. This happened despite of the fact that Real Madrid’s midfielder Luca Modric was sent off soon after the start of the second half.
Karim Benzema opened the score for the visitors, while Toni Kroos doubled the lead. Just ten minutes before the end of the game Lucas Vasquez decided everything with a third goal for Zinedine Zidane’s team. In the injury time Iker Losada scored for Celta, but it was too late for the hosts to turn the game around.
The last season was a true nightmare for Real Madrid, so now Los Blancos have a lot to prove to their fans.
Real Valladolid also started the new season with a win. Sergio’s team visited Real Betis in Sevilla and won the game with 2-1. Sergi Guardiola and Oscar Plano clinched the win for the visitors, who couldn’t have dreamed about a better start of the new campaign.
There are some problems which Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane is still facing. The new signings Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy are recovering from injuries, while Marco Asensio is dealing with a serious injury.
Meanwhile Real Valladolid’s Luismi Sanchez is also recovering from his latest injury.
This is Real Madrid’s first home game for the season, so most likely Zidane’s boys will try to impress the fans at the Santiago Bernabeu. It won’t be easy for Real Valladolid, but they showed some good form during the opening game with Real Betis. Let’s see if they can oppose to Los Blancos.