Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points
Final score: Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid
Goals: Daniel Wass 33' (Celta Vigo), Gareth Bale 36', 38' (Real Madrid), MaxiGomez 82' (Celta Vigo)
Celta Vigo have developed a habit of playing well against the top teams. First, it was Barcelona and today, it was Real Madrid. Juan Carlos Unzue made two changes to the side from matchday 17 while Zinedine Zidane made four changes to the side that lost to Barcelona before the winter break.
Celta Vigo took the lead at the half-hour mark through Daniel Wass, but, Gareth Bale turned the game around on its head before the halftime, with 2 stunning strikes. Iago Aspas missed the opportunity to level the game from the spot but Gomez's 82nd-minute strike ensured a point for the home side.
On that note, let's take a look at the key talking points from the game:
#5 Chances galore in the first half
Both teams produced a scintillating display of attacking football at the Estadio de Balaidos on Sunday. Real Madrid started on the front foot and created an early chance, just 3 minutes into the game. Gareth Bale was a livewire in the first half and troubled Celta Vigo with his pace and power.
After all the attacking play by Real Madrid, Celta Vigo scored against the run of play. Real were caught on the counter and Daniel Wass was in the right place at the right time to put the Celestes ahead.
Real were unfazed by the lead and hit two past Ruben Blanco in the next five minutes. Celta Vigo were caught on the counter this time around, and Toni Kroos teed up Gareth Bale to fire a great strike past Ruben Blanco.
The Welshman struck again 2 minutes later. Isco did brilliantly to pick out Gareth Bale in the penalty area, and Bale danced past Mallo to flick it beyond Blanco and into the back of the net. All in all, it was a lively first half at the Estadio de Balaidos.