Modric, Vinicius, and Benzema score in Real Madrid’s road triumph.

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Real Madrid is still the same even without Casemiro. For their second straight road victory to open the new league season, the defending La Liga champions were ruthless in Vigo, thrashing the local team 4-1.

Luka Modric scored a highlight-reel goal just before halftime on a drive outside the area that struck the top right corner after the two teams traded penalties for nearly identical handballs. The champions never looked back with a 2-1 advantage after the score.
Vinicius Jr. and Fede Valverde scored transition goals to complete the scoring in the second half. Real Madrid had a chance to score again, but Karim Benzema gave Eden Hazard a penalty kick, and Celta’s goalkeeper saved the Belgian’s effort.

Following Casemiro’s move to Manchester United, manager Carlo Ancelotti gave a new $88 million acquisition Aurelien Tchouameni the Brazilian’s normal center midfield position, and the club didn’t lose a beat. The Frenchman, 22, played with personality and hardly ever made a mistake.

When Real Madrid travels to Espanyol for their third consecutive away game on Sunday, August 28, they will be looking to keep up their new start.

Fans of Celta applaud Luka Modric.

Real Madrid still has a lot of superstars in its lineup despite losing Casemiro, and the soon-to-be 37-year-old Luka Modric stole the show in the 4-1 victory. He scored a goal of the highest caliber and distinguished himself by finding Vinicius for the team’s third goal, which effectively sealed the victory.

He played with such skill that when he was replaced in the 77th minute, the home crowd gave him a standing ovation in appreciation.

 

After the game, Modric stated, “It’s a beautiful thing. “When the crowd recognizes you in another stadium, I get excited. I appreciate the cheers from my supporters.”

On Casemiro’s replacement, all eyes

Aurelien Tchouameni handled the profound central holding midfield role with poise and charisma, covering a lot of territory in a performance that bodes well for Real Madrid’s season and the club’s future. This was done with all eyes on how he would perform in Casemiro’s absence.

The pressure of taking over for the Brazilian who helped Madrid win several titles before moving on to Manchester United earlier this week didn’t seem to phase the 22-year-old in the least. Even though Carlo Ancelotti has stated that others can play the position, it is evident that Tchouameni is a perfect fit.

He will approach the position differently than Casemiro did; for instance, Tchouameni possesses a more vital long-range shot, whereas Casemiro loved coming into the attack and the opponent’s box. His ability to make the crucial defensive play, stop the opposition’s episode, and then instantly start Real Madrid in transition with his runs and passes made these 90 minutes stand out.
The Frenchman will continue to make Real Madrid dangerous in transition, as they did against Celta Vigo in the second half. He demonstrated how important he would be for Los Merengues in that game portion with his run and pass on Fede Valverde’s winning goal.

Real Madrid performs best during times of transition.

Despite not necessarily being outplayed overall, Celta Vigo believed that the 4-1 scoreline was an unfair verdict. But Real Madrid has already demonstrated, going back to last season, that they can win games without always outplaying their opponents.

They used their opportunities more effectively and clinically against Celta, punishing the opposition in transition. They may choose their moments to strike and still prevail by a three-goal margin because they have talented players who make plays and wise judgments when they possess the ball.

Real Madrid performed at their peak in this game when it took them three passes to move from one end of the field to the other. The front three, led by Vinicius Jr., are adept at exposing a defense like Celta Vigo’s when fumbling and backpedaling.

They’ll use that strategy again in subsequent games, especially when the opposition aggressively presses the issue as Celta Vigo did. How should you approach Real Madrid? By defending, sitting back, and then striking them in transition to give them a taste of their medicine. Teams that can carry out this strategy will be able to score against Ancelotti’s squad.

Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo live updates and Premier League Final highlights: Real Madrid penalty, 86th minute, Celta Vigo 1, Real Madrid 4. On another transition, Eden Hazard is fouled in the box by Karim Benzema, but Benzema gives the ball to the Belgian, and the goalkeeper blocks his shot!

The follow-up, for which Benzema is present, has also been suspended.

86th minute: Celta Vigo substitutes. Renato Tapia is replaced in the match by Luca de la Torre.

Real Madrid will play the match’s final few minutes substituting Eden Hazard (in place of Vinicius Jr.) and Marco Asensio (in place of Eduardo Camavinga).

77:00: Replacements The Celta Vigo supporters applaud Luka Modric as he leaves the game to make room for Dani Ceballos. Lucas Vazquez replaces David Alaba. Antonio Rudiger will fill the position of center-back.

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