Beautiful operation carried out by Real Madrid. By defeating Celta Vigo (4-2), the Madrileñes return to four points of FC Barcelona, defeated earlier in the day by Betis Seville.
Launched in depth by Luka Modric, Frenchman Karim Benzema opened the scoring early in the game (23rd) before provoking the goal against his side Gustavo Cabral (56th).
Sergio Ramos, of a panenka on penalty (85′) and Dani Ceballos (90+2′) added to the score. Hugo Mallo (61′) and Brais Mendez (90+4′) reduced the score for Celta.
Being four points away from FC Barcelona is quite unexpected for Real, who had been humiliated by the Catalans during the Clasico. Since that setback, the Madrileens have changed coaches and everything seems to be better.
Santiago Solari, who replaced Julen Lopetegui, continues to win without fail as his players have won their fourth consecutive victory. The only bad news of the night was the injury of Brazilian Casemiro, released early in the game.