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La Liga 18-19: Real Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo: 3 things we learned

Subhadeep Roy
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17 Mar 2019, 01:13 IST

#2 Minor adjustments in formation helped Real in the second half

Marco Asensio
Marco Asensio

Real made some changes in their formation in the second half, as they shifted Benzema to the left flank, and Bale to the centre of the pitch. As a result, Benzema started cutting in from the left flank frequently, and one of his forays led to the opening goal. Also, Isco started playing in a more advanced role, and penetrated frequently into Celta’s penalty box.

In the 62nd minute of the match, Asensio ran in diagonally from the right flank, and played the ball to an advancing Benzema, who provided a very good cross to Isco inside the penalty box. Isco did not make any mistake in tapping in and putting Real ahead.

Asensio kept moving swiftly through the right flank, and providing quality passes to the likes of Benzema and Bale. Marcelo ran in from the left flanks to play a delectable pass to Bale inside the Celta penalty box, and the latter controlled the ball superbly before slotting it past the Celta goalkeeper.

It was Bale’s 101st goal for Real Madrid, and the Welsh forward did justice to the faith that Zidane had put on him by including him in the starting eleven.

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