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Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Coach Ancelotti has some intriguing decisions to make.

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Real Madrid host Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu, their first game at their stadium since the Covid-19 pandemic reached Spain in March, 2020. Coach Carlo Ancelotti will need to make some interesting and intriguing decisions with his starting lineup tonight, given that crucial players like Modric or Mendy are coming off tricky injuries while other key starters like Casemiro, Valverde and Vinicius played for their countries on Thursday night, so they might not be fresh enough to start. Could Camavinga and Blanco start? Who will replace Bale and Alaba in the lineup?

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema.

Celta Vigo predicted XI: Dituro; Mallo, Aidoo, Araujo, Galan; Tapia; Mendez, Suarez, Nolito; Aspas, Mina.

Keep in mind that Real Madrid will be visiting Inter Milan on Wednesday, so it will be crucial for Ancelotti to keep a healthy and fresh squad ready for what’s ahead and not just think about tonight’s game.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 09/12/2021

Time: 21:00 CEST, 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: Movistar La Liga, ESPN+

Available Streaming: ESPN+

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