Gareth Bale and Isco scored against Celta Vigo to give coach Zinedine Zidane a winning start on his return to .

Isco, out of favour under previous coach , made it 1-0 when he tapped in striker Karim Benzema’s low cross from close range.

And 13 minutes from time, Wales forward Bale scored Real’s second when his low shot went in off the post.

Real are now two points behind second-placed in .

Atletico play Athletic Bilbao at 17:30 GMT, while league leaders travel to Real Betis on Sunday (19:45).

Line-ups

  • 1Navas
  • 19Odriozola
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10ModricSubstituted forValverdeat 77′minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 11BaleBooked at 45mins
  • 22IscoSubstituted forCeballosat 63′minutes
  • 20Asensio
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMarianoat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 7Mariano
  • 15Valverde
  • 21Díaz
  • 23Reguilón
  • 24Ceballos
  • 25Courtois

Celta Vigo

  • 13Blanco
  • 20Vázquez
  • 3Costas
  • 4Araújo
  • 17JuncàSubstituted forHoedtat 4′minutes
  • 5YokusluSubstituted forBeltránat 75′minutes
  • 14Lobotka
  • 11Sisto
  • 23Méndez
  • 19BoufalSubstituted forHjulsagerat 68′minutes
  • 9Gómez

Substitutes

  • 1Álvarez
  • 8Beltrán
  • 12Hoedt
  • 16Hjulsager
  • 18Jensen
  • 21Sánchez
  • 24Boudebouz
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
65,054

Match Stats

Home TeamAway TeamCelta Vigo
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, 2, Celta de Vigo 0.

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos () right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Asensio.

Substitution

Substitution, . Mariano replaces Karim Benzema.

Foul by Álvaro Odriozola ().

Kevin Vázquez (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marco Asensio () left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Federico Valverde.

Goal!

Goal! 2, Celta de Vigo 0. Gareth Bale () right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

Substitution

Substitution, . Federico Valverde replaces Luka Modric.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Fran Beltrán replaces Okay Yokuslu.

Attempt blocked. Dani Ceballos () right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Corner, . Conceded by Kevin Vázquez.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema () right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Hjulsager (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rubén Blanco.

Attempt saved. Marco Asensio () left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Corner, . Conceded by David Costas.

Okay Yokuslu (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Andrew Hjulsager replaces Sone Boufal.

Sone Boufal (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale () right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Ceballos.

Substitution

Substitution, . Dani Ceballos replaces Isco.

Goal!

Goal! 1, Celta de Vigo 0. Isco () right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Attempt blocked. Sone Boufal (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxi Gómez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR: Goal. Referee decision on field cancelled.

Offside, . Luka Modric tries a through ball, but Raphael Varane is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Luka Modric () right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, . Conceded by David Costas.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema () right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco.

Corner, . Conceded by David Costas.

Attempt blocked. Marco Asensio () left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Álvaro Odriozola.

Sone Boufal (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, . Conceded by Wesley Hoedt.

Attempt blocked. Isco () right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Modric.

Corner, . Conceded by Néstor Araújo.

goal

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