Ramos left out of Real Madrid roster against Celta

Zinedine Zidane prior to the La Liga match between Sevilla and Real Madrid

Two-time defending Champions League victor Real Madrid hosts Celta Vigo on Saturday in league play as it continues preparations for another European final vs.

Zinedine Zidane made eight changes from the team that started the game against Sevilla on Wednesday night, with Nacho, Casemiro and Karim Benzema the only three players that kept their positions in the starting line-up. The plan paid off in the 12th minute as Madrid set up Gareth Bale in from the half of the field to give the Los Blancos the first goal of the match.

Bale was confined to the Madrid bench in every Champions League knockout match this season with the exception of the home quarter-final against Juventus. where he was substituted at half-time.

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Real Madrid did make the breakthrough in the 13th minute, however, when Bale raced onto a through pass from Modric before finding the back of the net via the inside of the post.

They did have the ball in the back of the net following a poor clearance by Real, but the effort from Wass was correctly disallowed for offside.

Two minutes later it was 3-0 when creator turned goal-scorer as it was Isco's turn to curl the ball into the top corner with his right foot.

Isco floated a pass deep into Celta's problem left channel, where a rampant Bale cut inside by nutmegging Jonny and lashed into the top corner from a narrow angle.

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla and Luca Zidane.

Mayoral then brought a smart save from Alvarez in the 78th minute as the home side continued to force the issue, and they had their sixth in the 81st minute when Kroos found the far corner following good work from Mayoral. Los Blancos scored a third of the night came for the home team after Toni Kroos picked connected Isco at the edge of the box as the Spanish got the third for Real Madrid in the 32nd minute. The game ended 6-0 in favour of Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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