Real Madrid has won three straight games, and this 1-0 triumph against Celta Vigo was their toughest test yet. This was partially due to a strong Celta team, partially due to a missed penalty, and partially due to Vincius’ early injury, but Real Madrid persevered, and Jude Bellingham once again was the team’s goal scorer. Below are three pre-match questions that were answered and three additional ones that have arisen that cover all of that and more.
How long will Vinicius be sidelined due to an injury?
When Vincius suffered an injury at the start of this game, the hearts of every Madridista sank. Despite his first attempts to continue, the issue became too bad, and the Brazilian was forced to leave hurt. Real Madrid supporters all over the world are crossing their fingers and toes in the hopes that this will turn out to be a far less serious situation given that Thibaut Courtois and Éder Milito are already both out with long-term injuries. The good news is that Real Madrid only has one match over the next three weeks, with Getafe at home the weekend before the September international break. We’ll have to wait to find out what the injury is and how long Vini will be out. Vincius might be able to return to play quickly if the injury is mild, but for the time being, all we can do is wait for the test results.
Without Vinicius, what is Real Madrid’s formation?
What is the Real Madrid team’s formation without Vinicius? This is a question that wasn’t really raised until tonight since it wasn’t necessary, but now Ancelotti has to figure out how to build up his team without his franchise player. In Vigo, we witnessed a very fluid 4-2-3-1 with Tchouaméni and Camavinga in the double pivot, followed by Valverde on the right, Bellingham in the middle, and Rodrygo on the left, with Joselu leading the line. After that, it became even more unstructured due to the unexpected removal of Tchouaméni and Camavinga.
Who should make the penalty kicks for Real Madrid?
We questioned who should take Real Madrid’s penalties this season now that Karim Benzema has left after Vincius missed a chance in the preseason Clásico loss in Texas. Rodrygo, the man who earned the penalty in this game, took it after Los Blancos won a spot kick in the second half, but he was unsuccessful in scoring. It’s true that the save was more amazing than bad, but a miss is a miss, and this still raises a lot of questions. If Joselu is on the field, may he be a better choice? Or perhaps the class of Kroos or Modri would be a better choice at this time?