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Primera División

  • March 10, 2013
  • • 2:00 PM
  • • Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo
  • Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández
  • • Attendance: 25344

La Liga Preview: Celta Vigo-Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho's side returns to Liga action with a trip to Balaidos on Sunday after its 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.

  • Celta Vigo has won just one of its last eight matches in La Liga (W1, D2, L5).
  • The Galician outfit has lost its 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 is 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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-Javi VarasGoalkeeper
-Roberto LagoDefender
27Andres Tuñez ArceoDefender
11Vadim DemidovDefender
8Alex LópezMidfielder
23Michael Krohn-DehliStriker
24Augusto FernándezMidfielder
-Iago AspasStriker
-De LucasStriker
22Gustavo Daniel CabralDefender
23Danijel PranjicMidfielder
14Fabián OrellanaStriker
10Chu-Young ParkStriker
13Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
33Raúl Albiol Defender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
7José Callejón Striker
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker

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