Gareth Bale & Lucas Vasquez
Gareth Bale (left) was in fine form as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 3-0 at Anoeta Reuters

Real Madrid will look to win their first home match of the season against Celta Vigo on 27 August.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.15pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 HD.


Real Madrid began their league campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Real Sociedad at Anoeta, with Wales forward Gareth Bale scoring twice. The capital club have won their last eight matches at the Santiago Bernabeu across all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo is close to attaining match fitness following his late return to training and could feature against Celta Vigo. Karim Benzema remains sidelined with a back problem, but midfielder Luka Modric is back from suspension.

Celta Vigo slumped to a 1-0 defeat against newly-promoted Leganes at Balaidos in their first league match of the season. The Galician outfit have lost their last four head-to-head encounters with Real Madrid.

Iago Aspas suffered a knock in the match against Leganes and is doubtful for the trip to the Bernabeu.

What managers say

Zinedine Zidane: "Everyone made a great effort [against Real Sociedad]. We attacked and defended together. You can achieve things fighting for every ball. We knew it would be a difficult place to come but we put in a good performance from the beginning, although we suffered a bit. It was important to start the season well."

Eduardo Berizzo: "When you do not play good football, you end up being punished. This defeat [against Leganes] must make us reflect on the intensity of our game and prompt us to play our game with more rhythm. It is difficult to name a player who played well."

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Real Madrid win: 1/5
  • Draw: 11/2
  • Celta Vigo win: 14/1

Team news

Real Madrid possible XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Morata, Asensio

Celta Vigo possible XI: Alvarez; Mallo, Gomez, Roncaglia, Jonny; Hernandez, Diaz; Guidetti, Orellana, Bongonda; Aspas