Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 5-2 (1-2) at home in La Liga. But Karim Benzema stole all the post-match praise after scoring a hat-trick for Madrid. Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Junior scored the remaining goals for the home side, while Celta Vigo’s goals came through Cervi and Mina.
The visiting team Celta Vigo started best and were already 0-1 up early in the game. After only 4 minutes Santi Mina found the net, with an assist from Iago Aspas.
Real Madrid equalised to make it 1-1, as Karim Benzema scored, with an assist by Federico Valverde, in the 24th minute.
Celta Vigo took the lead after more than half an hour’s play as Franco Cervi scored.
Straight after the break, Karim Benzema scored and equalised for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid also made it 2-3 in the 55th minute, when Vinicius Junior scored, with an assist by Karim Benzema.
Eduardo Camavinga increased the lead in the 72nd minute.
The 5-2 goal came in the final minutes, when Karim Benzema scored a goal for Real Madrid, and with this completed his hattrick. The team had then turned the game around. This brought the final score to 5-2.
The game was the fourth in a row without a win for Celta Vigo.
Celta Vigo have had a sluggish start to the season and have only one point from their first four games. Real Madrid are on 10 points.
The last match between the teams ended in a 3-1 away win for Real Madrid in March 2021.
Real Madrid are unbeaten at home, after zero games. Celta Vigo are unbeaten on away soil.
Real Madrid have scored 13 goals. They have scored five goals at home. They’ve conceded 6 goals in total.
Celta Vigo have scored 3 goals in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 3 goals. They’ve conceded 8 goals in total.
Real Madrid have opened the score in 2 of their 3 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 50 percent when scoring the first goal.
In the next games in the La Liga, Real Madrid will play Valencia (away) on 18 September 2021, Mallorca (home) on 21 September 2021 and Villarreal (home) on 24 September 2021. Celta Vigo play Cadiz (home) on 16 September 2021, Levante (away) on 20 September 2021 and Granada (home) on 26 September 2021.