Real Madrid play tonight a crucial game for La Liga title at Balaídos. Los Blancos need to win to overtake Barcelona in the first position. If they get the three points, with a draw at La Rosaleda, Zidane’s team will lift La Liga trophy on Sunday. This is the first of the three finals until the end of the season to win the double: Liga and Champions League.
Celta de Vigo are depressed after losing in the Europa League semi-finals against Manchester United. Berizzo’s team was just one goal far from the final and John Guidetti missed a very clear chance in the very last minute. In La Liga, Celta have lost the last five games of the competition, so Los Blancos should be able to get the three points.
However, Real Madrid should be very cautious with Celta de Vigo. Los Blancos were knock out of Copa del Rey by the Galician team this season, losing the first leg (1-2) at Santiago Bernabéu. In La Liga, Real Madrid also suffered to get the three points (2-1) early in the season, but they won thanks to a goal scored by Toni Kroos.
Besides, Real Madrid already lost the possibility to win La Liga title in 2014, the year Los Blancos won the 10th Champions League in Lisbon. With Carlo Ancelotti on the bench, Real Madrid lost (2-0) at Balaídos in the 37th week of the competition, losing any option to win La Liga title. Atlético Madrid were the champions after drawing (1-1) at Camp Nou.
In that game played on the 11th of May 2014, Carlo Ancelotti played with Casemiro, Modric, Isco or Morata in the starting eleven. Some of these players might start also tonight and they should obtain a very difficult result.
Los Blancos have to take in consideration that Celta de Vigo supporters were also annoyed by some comments made after the game was postponed in winter. Real Madrid tried to play the game but the stadium was damaged because of the wind. Their supporters didn’t like that Los Blancos wanted to play the game, so they’ll try to beat Real Madrid to ruin their options to win La Liga.