– Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo saw Los Blancos go top of the La Liga standings

– It ended in victory for the reigning champion as the hosts won the entertaining tie 2-0

– Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio scored in each stanza to ensure Zidane’s side claim 3 points

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Real Madrid have moved top of La Liga standings following their 2-0 won over Celta Vigo in an entertaining La Liga fixture on Saturday, January 2.

Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio scored in each stanza to ensure Zidane’s side won the fixture to move top of the league standings.

Zinedine Zidane’s men started the game brightly and they opened the scoring as early as the 5th minute when Vazquez headed home the lead. 1-0.

In the 12th minute, a long diagonal from Carvajal tried to free Benzema but it seem to hold up in the wind.

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Madrid managed to keep the play going, however, and some neat passing ended with a slightly overhit Asensio cross.

And just before half-time, a free-kick was played into a crowded area, and after a couple of headers it the ball droped from high at the edge.

Dani Carvajal took it first time with a composed instep volley, and Blanco was happy to see it fly past the outer side of the post.

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Reigning La Liga champions cruise to 2-0 victory

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo saw Vazquez and Asensio get a goal each.
Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno
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It took the hosts just nine minutes into the second stanza to get their second after Luka Modric intercepted a Murrilo pass in the midfield, Casemiro played in Lucas, who in turn fed Asensio all alone in front of Blanco. 2-0.

Real Madrid came close again in the 79th minute after Hazard threw in a neat back-heel flick to a fluid move but as it was then lost.

Had Suárez’s first-time volleyed pass been better, Courtois may have been forced into action; and there were no further ado as it ended; Real Madrid 2-0 Celta Vigo.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City’s Eric Garcia has reportedly decided to reject contract extension at the Premier League club in his bid to return to Catalan club Barcelona.

Latest reports have it that the 19-year-old has agreed personal terms with his former club to confirm Pep Guardiola’s earlier statement that the player does not want to continue with the Citizens.

The City manager had hoped he would be able to convince the player to rescind his decision, but seems Garcia’s mind is already made up.

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