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  • 10 March 2013
  • • 18:00
  • • Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo
  • Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández
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Celta Vigo-Real Madrid Preview: Los Merengues target sixth straight victory

Celta Vigo-Real Madrid Preview: Los Merengues target sixth straight victory

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Jose Mourinho's side return to Liga action with a trip to Balaidos on Sunday after their comeback win against Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16


Celta Vigo midfielder Natxo Insa will miss the Primera Division encounter against Real Madrid with a hamstring problem.

Defenders Hugo Mallo and Samuel (both knee) are also sidelined, but Roberto Lago could return after recovering from flu.

Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will be without Angel Di Maria, who suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday's 2-1 win at Manchester United.

Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso are unlikely to be risked after playing through niggling injuries at Old Trafford, while Cristiano Ronaldo (illness) is a minor doubt.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Celta Vigo have won just one of their last eight matches in La Liga (W1, D2, L5).
  • The Galician outfit have lost their last five Liga encounters against Real Madrid at Balaidos.
  • Celta's last home Liga win over Madrid was a 3-0 success in May 2001.
  • Real Madrid are on a five-match winning run in all competitions.
  • But Los Merengues have only won four of their last nine away games across all competitions, losing three in the process.
  • With his winner against Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) surpassed Eusebio's record of 46 goals to become the leading Portuguese goalscorer in the European Cup.

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Available Squads
13Javi VarasGoalkeeper
-Roberto LagoDefender
27Andres Tuñez ArceoDefender
11Vadim DemidovDefender
19JohnyDefender
4OubiñaMidfielder
8Alex LópezMidfielder
23Michael Krohn-DehliStriker
24Augusto FernándezMidfielder
9Iago AspasStriker
-De LucasStriker
1SergioGoalkeeper
22Gustavo Daniel CabralDefender
16BellvísMidfielder
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
14Fabián OrellanaStriker
9BermejoStriker
10Chu-Young ParkStriker
25Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
3PepeDefender
12MarceloDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
7José Callejón Striker
1AdànGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
8KakáMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
21MorataStriker
Players to Watch
Iago Aspas
Iago Aspas
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Luka Modric
Luka Modric
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 19
Games Goals YC RC
34 1 6 0
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