Real Madrid travel to Vigo to start the season 2019/20 at Balaídos (17.00, local time) with many doubts after a poor pre-season. The supporters are still hopeful to get more signings before the transfer window closes, but Zidane’s men have their first test in La Liga, competition that the manager says is crucial for him.
The results in the pre-season friendly games and the poor image shown during the summer make this game really unpredictable. Zizou needs a good start in the official competition to boost their men because the atmosphere around the squad is very pessimistic. Even if Los Blancos hired some important players in June, the expectations right now are very low, with many players showing a really poor level, especially the veteran ones.
With this situation, Zidane knows that Marco Asensio will be out of the team at least 6 months, whereas Mariano didn’t participate in the last training session, so he will miss the game. James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale are fit to travel to Vigo, and the manager said in press conference that he counts with everybody, but both won’t start the game most likely. Besides, the manager is also having a close eye to Dani Carvajal, who might miss the game due to a sanction.
Los Blancos have to face Celta de Vigo, a team that struggle to stay in the Primera División last season. With different managers, at the end was Iago Aspas the hero. With the striker as the main star, the team commanded by Fran Escribà also signed Denis Suárez and Santi Mina, both former Celta players, as their main names for the new season.
In the last season, Los Blancos beat Celta de Vigo (2-4) at Balaídos, thanks to the goals scored by Benzema, Cabral (og), Sergio Ramos and Dani Ceballos, whereas at Bernabéu they also obtained the victory (2-0). However, Balaídos is a dangerous territory, even more with the recent feelings.