FT Real Madrid 2-1 Celta Vigo - Morata and Kroos strike in the second half to give Real the points, but Los Blancos have been far from convincing tonight.
- 2nd Half
- Hugo Mallo52'
Real Madrid - RC Celta
Liga - 27 August 2016
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We're into added time and Real Madrid just need to see this out.
There's something wrong with this referee - or maybe he has something against James Rodriguez. A clear corner to Real Madrid is given against them, just as the James penalty call didn't go their way either.
Celta Vigo trying to ramp up the pressure on the hosts in the final minutes. Time running out for them though.
A cross from the right causes havoc at the back for Real Madrid, who eventually find a way to get it clear. Zidane's side have been quite terrible defensively tonight.
Casilla is miles away as he comes out to punch a corner - luckily for him it's hacked away by Real.
GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Celta Vigo - Kroos scores! James Rodriguez wins the ball and finds Lucas, who cuts it back to the German, who passes it into the bottom corner, and the ball goes in off the post. Oh, how Real have made Celta pay for that wasted opportunity a few moments before.
WHAT A WASTE! Papa Cheikh had a massive chance on the counter-attack but he delayed his pass too long and then couldn't pick out his teammate when he finally did. It was 3 against 1!
Chance as Bale whips in a cross right footed from the left to Sergio Ramos at the far post, and his effort is deflected out for a corner.
Real sub: Diaz on, Morata off. Well, that's an interesting change...
Now Marcelo is beating the ground in disgust that the referee hasn't awarded him with a penalty, but that one was a little less clear cut. He just ran into Roncaglia.
Celta sub: Iago Aspas on, Jonny off.
PENALTY? How has the referee not given a penalty? Morata finds James in the box and the substitute is clearly tripped - but nothing given. Unbelievable.
Absolutely fantastic cross from Bale from the left, but Morata can't get himself in position to get the touch it needed.
Real sub: James Rodriguez on, Modric off.
GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Celta Vigo - Orellana has scored! How about this? Jonny finds Guidetti, Sergio Ramos gets sucked into the middle allowing space for Orellana to let fly from 20 yards, beating Casilla low to his right. Game on!
Real sub: Lucas on, Asensio off.
MORATA OFF THE POST! Oh, so unlucky! Kroos picks out Morata with a delicious pass and the striker does everything right but sees his stabbed shot come back off the far post. That's the third time Real have hit the frame tonight.
Casemiro wins the ball in midfield with a crunching tackle on Jonny, before hammering a shot at goal which can't quite curl back inside and fliesd wide.
The relief around the Bernabeu is palpable...
GOAL! Real Madrid 1-0 Celta Vigo: Morata scores! The striker has his first goal since returning to Los Blancos. Modric seizes on a terrible clearance by goalkeeper Sergio and picks out Asensio, whose shot is saved but Morata fires in the rebound.
Well. Half an hour to go and Zinedine Zidane is starting to look concerned. His side are struggling to convert their chances and Celta Vigo, who are defending very deep are soaking up the pressure. One goal will win this game.
Modric has been the best player out there tonight.
BALE GOES CLOSE! Bale dusts himself down and hammers the free-kick over the wall and keeper Sergio's fingertips sees the ball brush the top of the bar.
Bale is cynically tripped by Jonny, and that's another easy yellow card for the referee.
Bale goes for goal from the free-kick but he smashes it over the bar and quite possibly out of the stadium. Real Madrid yet to get going tonight. Still, that Modric shot against the bar is the closest they've come.
Hugo Mallo, the Celta Vigo skipper, is booked for a rugby tackle on Morata - and Real have a free-kick 30 yards out.
Asensio skips past a challenge and has a go from distance but it's a bit of a pea roller and Sergio isn't concerned with that.
Celta Vigo get that one clear but Modric keeps the pressure up by forcing another, and this time a low corner comes in and finds Bale, who has his shot from 12 yards charged down in desperate fashion.
Real Madrid have gone up a gear in this second half, that is evident already as Bale drives at the Celta Vigo defence and wins a corner.
We're back underway in Madrid.
HT: Real Madrid 0-0 Celta Vigo. All square at the break.
Just as Real Madrid appeared to be building a promising attack, Alvaro Morata is caught offside - and it was very, very tight.
The free-kick is chipped into the box, headed clear, and then rifled at goal with some power by Radoja - but Casilla gets behind the ball and makes the save.
Casemiro is in the book now, this time for a trip on Orellana. Celta Vigo have a free-kick in a dangerous area, about 25 yards from the Real Madrid goal...
Kroos arrows a beautiful pass into the path of Modric but it's a tiny bit too long for his teammate, who can't quite bring it under control.
Half chance for Bale, who lets fly from 25 yards - but it's a comfortable save for Sergio low to his left.
Marcelo makes an important headed clearance after a dangerous ball in from the left.
Morata is still awaiting his first goal for Real Madrid since returning from Juventus.
Handbags as Casemiro shoves Pablo Hernandez, who hits the deck rather comically. Come on lad, be a man about it.
Bale meets the resulting corner, but nods wide at the near post.
Another superb effort by Modric from distance, but this time Sergio gets across and bats it away for a corner.
The referee ticks off Celta goalkeeper Sergio for taking a little too long on a goal kick.
Marcelo rescues Real after a poor header by Carvajal is seized upon by Celta, who quickly broke forward in numbers.
OFF THE BAR! A brilliant drop of the shoulder by Modric to evade Pablo Hernandez's challenge before the Croatian unleashes a stunning shot that crashes back off the upright.
Morata lucky not to escape a yellow card for preventing Celta keeper Sergio from rolling the ball out.
You don't get too many chances like that at the Bernabeu...
BONGONDA CHANCE! Oh, what a chance for Celta Vigo... The Real Madrid defence simply dissolves as Bongonda drives forward, but he makes a complete mess of his shot, slicing well wide into the side-netting.
Celta showing signs of coming into the game though. Real not quite as dominant at the moment.
Bongonda gets beyond Carvajal down the left wing, but his cross lacks quality and it's an easy interception for Casilla.
Marcelo gets into a great position on the edge of the box but loses his footing. He rescues the situation by swinging in a cross from the left, but Bale is unable to keep his header on target.
It appears Modric simply kicked the studs of Pablo Hernandez. But those can be the most painful and Modric is explaining the problem he has to Zidane.
Modric has taken a knock, but it looks like he'll be ok to continue.
Suicidal defending by Celta Vigo as the ball is played directly to Modric, who takes a touch before drilling a venomous shot at goal - but Sergio gets plenty behind it in the Celta Vigo goal.
Promising break by Real Madrid, but Bale was played in too early and the ball clips the back of his heels. Morata follows up but his curling shot was always going wide.
Quick thinking by Bale as he wins a throw and launches it straight to Morata, but the Spain striker loses his footing. Morata has spent more time on the grass than not so far.
Morata feels he is fouled as he tries to reach the byline, but the referee isn't impressed.
After an early wobble, Real Madrid have taken control of the game and look to be in their rhythm. Playing at a very good tempo/
At the other end, Morata bustles his way into the box but eventually loses control and Celta Vigo scrap it clear.
Could have been a dream start for Celta Vigo.
An early scare for Madrid as Guidetti takes a high through ball on the chest but is squeezed out of it by Varane and Ramos before he's able to get a shot away.
KICK OFF: We're underway on a sultry night in Madrid, about five minutes later than scheduled.
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No prizes for guessing which way tonight's game is likely to go.
Real Madrid come into this game fresh from a convincing 3-0 win at Real Sociedad last weekend. In contrast, Celta Vigo suffered a 1-0 defeat at Leganes on the opening weekend.
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