Spain La Liga Results: Real Madrid fail to win against Celta Vigo

Real Madrid had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo in the match against the Spain La Liga League at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday (16/2).

In the first half, Real Madrid’s attacks were more off target. Of the nine attempted shots, only one was on target.

Celta Vigo also did little to threaten Real Madrid’s goal, but they managed to steal one goal in the first half. The goal was created by Fedor Smolov in the seventh minute.

This goal could not be separated from the error of coordination of Real Madrid’s back line, especially Raphael Varane. Iago Aspas’ breakthrough bait can be accepted by Smolov who is free standing. Smolov coldly conquered Thibaut Courtois in a one-on-one duel.

Behind 0-1 from Celta Vigo, Real Madrid increasingly intense launch attacks. Ball possession is really controlled by Zinedine Zidane’s team, but the visitors are brave to occasionally counterattack.

Joseph Aidoo’s header almost doubled Celta Vigo’s advantage at the end of the first half, but Courtois was able to clear the ball. Until the first half ended, Real Madrid was still behind 0-1 from Celta Vigo.

After performing poorly in the first half, Real Madrid managed to get up and equalize 1-1 in the 52nd minute. The attack scheme composed by Los Blancos players finally made Marcelo get the ball on the right side of the Celta Vigo defense.

Marcelo then released a horizontal cross which was immediately greeted by Kroos’s left foot shot. The ball rolled into the right corner of the goal without being able to be predicted by Celta goalkeeper, Ruben Blanco.

Madrid’s success in equalizing makes them more confident pressing Celta Vigo’s defense. Madrid finally able to turn 2-1 up through Sergio Ramos. The Madrid captain broke into Celta Vigo’s goal with a penalty.

Although the direction of the Ramos kick is predictable by Blanco, Blanco is unable to hold the ball from Ramos’s kick. Penalty itself obtained by Madrid after Eden Hazard was dropped by Blanco.

When the match had four minutes left in normal time, Madrid were struck by an equalizing goal scored by Santi Mina. This goal could not be separated from the great combination of Denis Suarez and Santi Mina who entered as a substitute.

Suarez breakthrough bait can split Madrid’s defense. Santi Mina immediately released a right-footed shot that Courtois could not resist.

The draw makes Real Madrid still leads the top of the Spanish league standings with a collection of 53 points. However, they are only one point ahead of eternal rivals, Barcelona, who are second. Meanwhile Celta Vigo moved up one place to 17th place with a collection of 21 points.

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