Karim Benzema and Luka Modric dazzle after both players are on target as the Casemiro’s post era begins in Real Madrid 4-1 over Celya Viga in a La Liga encounter at Estadio de Balaídos on Saturday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side agreed on a deal with Manchester United on Friday for the sale of midfielder Casemiro, but they scarcely missed the Brazilian enforcer in what was a dominant performance against Eduardo Coudet’s men at Balaidos.
Benzema opened his league account for the season from the penalty spot early on, before Iago Aspas leveled with a spot-kick of his midway through the first half.
Modric gave Madrid the lead again with a wonderful strike shortly before half-time, while Vinicius and Valverde were on target in the second half as Los Blancos, who missed a late penalty through Eden Hazard, wrapped up maximum points with the minimum of fuss.
Madrid went on in the 14th minute through Benzema’s spot-kick after David Alaba’s shot had collided with the arm of Renato Tapia, the spot-kick given after an extensive pitchside survey from ref Jesus Gil Manzano.
Celta evened out with their very own punishment in the 23rd moment, Aspas capably striking past Thibaut Courtois from 12 yards after Goncalo Paciencia’s header was impeded by the arm of Eder Militao.
Los Blancos reestablished their lead three minutes before the span, notwithstanding when Modric jinked his way to the edge of the area and whipped a luxurious strike into Agustin Marchesin’s upper left corner.
Modric was critical to Madrid’s third objective too, the midfielder stringing a fine ball through for Vinicius, who adjusted Marchesin and opened into an unfilled net in the 56th moment.
Valverde then, at that point, added a fourth 10 minutes after the fact with a clinical completion from 15 yards following a streaming counter-going after the move, before substitute Hazard saw his spot-kick saved by Marchesin after Benzema had been fouled by Hugo Mallo.