Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Celta Vigo. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the Santiago Bernabeu. Kick off is at 20:00 BST.
La Liga / Matchday 4
Bernabéu / 12.09.2021
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 5-2 Celta Vigo
They might have started the match slowly, but this has turned into a real statement of intent by Real Madrid. They look a more attack-minded team under Ancelotti this season.
PICTURE: A Man of the Match performance by Benzema!
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There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Just a brilliant performance by Benzema who has had a direct hand in NINE goals in his first four La Liga games of the season. The Frenchman is getting better and better.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 5 (88 mins - Karim Benzema) Celta Vigo 2. A hat trick for Benzema! Vinicius won the penalty kick, but it's Benzema who steps up and finds the top corner of the Celta Vigo net with a powerful strike! He has been unstoppable this evening! What a performance by Benzema!
PENALTY KICK TO REAL MADRID! Vinicius is brought down inside the box and the referee points to the spot!
There are signs of a developing relationship between Benzema and Hazard. The two players seem to be on the same wavelength. So much of Real Madrid’s play flows through them.
One of the most encouraging things about the start Real Madrid have made to the season has been the form of Hazard who finally looks to be finding form and fitness again!
Asensio comes on and he replaces Modric who gets a standing ovation.
One wonders how Mbappe would slot into that attacking unit. Would the Frenchman disrupt what Benzema and Hazard have going? Or would he add more to their attacking threat? And what about Vinicius?
By all accounts, Real Madrid now hope to sign Mbappe as a free agent next summer when they won’t even have to hand a transfer fee to PSG. This transfer saga is far from over.
Real Madrid made a series of offers for Mbappe worth around £200m, but PSG weren’t willing to let the French forward leave despite him entering the final year of his contract.
Of course, while Real Madrid only made two signings during the summer, it looked like they might get their hands on PSG forward Kylian Mbappe towards the end of the window.
PICTURE: Vinicius has been impressive!
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Nolito chips wide! That was a chance for Celta Vigo to give themselves a lifeline, but Nolito chips wide of the target after being played through. Courtois made himself very big!
Well, talk about an instant impact! Camavinga looked like he thought he was offside when the ball bounced in front of him from Modric's shot, but the Frenchman was on!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 4 (72 mins - Eduardo Camavinga) Celta Vigo 2. Camavinga! The teenage French midfielder has scored on his debut for Real Madrid! Modric dribbled through the centre of the pitch, got his shot away, the goalkeeper made the save, but Camavinga was on hand to finish from close range!