Plus you get instant access to your favorite college sports like football, basketball, lacrosse, softball and more. Rodrygo also had to sit out the trip to last season’s Segunda champions with a muscle injury in his right leg. Real Madrid is the heavy favorite to win on the road and there are goals expected in this game with the over 2.5 total goals judged the most likely outcome by the betting markets. Reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid will look to make it two straight road wins to start the new season, as they face a tricky trip to visit Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Real Madrid took all three points against Almería on the opening day of the season after Carlo Ancelotti made five changes from the eleven that won the European Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt. The La Liga match between Celta Vigo and Real Madrid will be played at the Balaidos. The Galicians were denied an opening day victory by a 98th minute penalty Oscar Mingueza conceded six minutes after trotting off the bench for his debut against Espanyol. Celta Vigo host reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Saturday night. Simon Borg is a senior editor for football/soccer at The Sporting News.
A 2-2 draw in the return leg at Balaidos ensured their progression to the semis. Shakhtar has been living with uncertainty in exile for eight years. The team has not played in Donetsk since 2014 when forced out by a Russian-backed conflict in its home region of eastern Ukraine, which remains the scene of intense fighting. That is a future with players being able to take to the field again in Ukraine to provide uplifting sports moments of joy. But as Russian forces have been redeployed to the east and south, fighting has subsided in the area near the capital Kyiv and elsewhere. There is optimism sport can resume to lift the spirits of the nation, which is trying to qualify for the World Cup on Sunday by winning away at Wales.
Celta Vigo, in their opening fixture, conceded a late 98th-minute goal to secure just a point against Espanyol. Celta Vigo had kicked off the game on a promising note and claimed a two-goal lead. But due to poor defensive performance, they squandered the lead and eventually had to be satisfied with just a point. Now with ESPN+, you can stream Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, League One, League Two, FA Cup, League Cup, US Open Cup, International Champions Cup, Eredivisie, Sweden’s Allsvenskan, MLS out-of-market games and USL.
Gareth Bale is still out as he faces a battle to be fit in time for the Champions League final with Juventus, while Pepe and Dani Carvajal are also sidelined. Pavelko met Zelenskyy before leaving Ukraine for Glasgow to see the World Cup playoff semifinal win over Scotland on Wednesday. Pavelko then went on to see FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Paris and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Could return this week from his adductor injury which is expected to see him miss out on Sunday. Celta have not reported any injury concerns ahead of this match, so head coach Coudet could have a full squad to choose from, which was also the case on the opening weekend of the season.
Celta de Vigo didn’t have the game opener win as they expected to. However, the team managed by Eduardo Coudet never stopped fighting for it. That’s why, the clash against the current La Liga Champions will be one of the top games of the weekend to watch. To find out when soccer games are on, download the free Soccer TV Schedules App which includes listings of all of the live soccer matches available in the United States . Real Madrid needed a late David Alaba free-kick goal with 15 minutes left to complete a come-from-behind 2-1 win at newly promoted Almeria on the opening weekend.
Espanyol were the beneficiaries last weekend but Real Madrid are very familiar with Celta’s rash touch in their own box. The side from Vigo has conceded a whopping four penalties in their last two games against Los Blancos. Dani Carvajal managed to overcome an ankle strain in preseason to feature in Madrid’s Super Cup victory over Eintracht Frankfurt hsieh su-wei siblings but was sidelined last weekend with a muscular problem. Augusto Solari was substituted at half-time in the club’s season opener against Espanyol but he is reported to be back in contention for the second game. Watch Planet Futbol TV, SI’s soccer show starring Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray,weekly on Fubo TVoranytime, anywhere here.