Disappointed with Real Madrid signing, Zidane demands another

Celta Vigo v Real Madrid Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

Celta Vigo v Real Madrid Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

Two penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win Thursday in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie with second tier Numancia, while Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw as the La Liga giants rested their stars against Celta Vigo.

'I can't imagine a Real Madrid without Cristiano, not at all, ' Zidane said prior to Real Madrid meeting with Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid is in need of points to resurrect its league season, and it returns to action in La Liga for the first time since falling to rival Barcelona when it travels to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Gareth Bale instantly responded by scoring twice in three minutes to put the stuttering champions in front before halftime but Celta came right back at Zinedine Zidane's side, with Iago Aspas squandering a penalty before Maxi Gomez levelled with a header in the 82nd minute.

"We wanted to continue our run of wins and although we were favourites we knew Levante were a strong side that hadn't lost away from home in the league since September", said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.

"It's true that here we have had important injuries to important players".

However, the strategy is beginning to suffer its first serious crisis since being implemented.Marco Asensio, above all, represented the best example of what was supposed (and is still assumed) to the path at Real Madrid.

Zidane added that the result was not acceptable to him or his players. After 16 games they have 31 points which they have accumulated from nine wins and four draws, while they have scored 30 goals and conceded 14 times.

"We are not going to go insane".

"We do what we can, we try to play good football, score goals and circulate the ball, but it's not happening for us".

Not with the first half, but with the second.

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