RMA 5 – Celtic 1: Bad day for visitors at Santiago Bernabeu

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R Madrid cruise past Celtic 5-1 on Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu. Following this match, RMA and Celtic sit 1st (13 points) and 4th (2 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 6 matches.

Los Blancos didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, when Luka Modric opened the rout after only 6 minutes. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Rodrygo, 21 minutes in, finishing the first half 2-0.

RMA started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with a goal from Marco Asensio, 51 minutes in. RMA looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Vinicius Junior, 61 minutes in to establish a 4-0. Los Blancos looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Federico Valverde after 71 minutes to establish a 5-0. In the end though, Celtic then grabbed a goal from Jota, 84 minutes in, leaving the final score at 5-1.

Substitutions for RMA included Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, Dani Ceballos, Nacho and Jesus Vallejo for Vinicius Junior, Dani Carvajal, Luka Modric, David Alaba and Eder Militao, respectively. Celtic brought on Giorgos Giakoumakis, David Turnbull, Sead Haksabanovic, Jota and Oliver Abildgaard, to replace Kyogo Furuhashi, Aaron Mooy, Daizen Maeda, Liel Abada and Reo Hatate.

The referee booked Matt O’Riley and Kyogo Furuhashi for Celtic.

Technical card:
R Madrid:Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal (Lucas Vazquez, min.64), David Alaba (Nacho, min.67), Eder Militao (Jesus Vallejo, min.72), Ferland Mendy, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Luka Modric (Dani Ceballos, min.66), Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior (Karim Benzema, min.64) and Marco Asensio
Celtic:Joe Hart, Josip Juranovic, Moritz Jenz, Carl Starfelt, Greg Taylor, Liel Abada (Jota, min.63), Reo Hatate (Oliver Abildgaard, min.82), Matt O’Riley, Aaron Mooy (David Turnbull, min.63), Daizen Maeda (Sead Haksabanovic, min.63) and Kyogo Furuhashi (Giorgos Giakoumakis, min.63)
Stadium:Santiago Bernabeu
Goals:Luka Modric (1-0, min. 6), Rodrygo (2-0, min. 21), Marco Asensio (3-0, min. 51), Vinicius Junior (4-0, min. 61), Federico Valverde (5-0, min. 71) and Jota (5-1, min. 84)