Zinedine Zidane got his second reign as Real Madrid boss off to winning ways, the Frenchman’s decision to bring Isco and Gareth Bale back to the starting eleven certainly paid off.
Los Blancos were on the front-foot for the majority of their game against relegation candidates Celta Vigo today but the Spanish giants mission to get on the scoreline was certainly frustrating.
Madrid had two goals disallowed by VAR and Gareth Bale had a stunning karate-kick attempt rattle off the crossbar before they managed to break the deadlock. Take a look at Bale’s attempt here.
In the 61st minute Isco put the ball into the back of the net after a well-worked team move… this time Madrid’s goal counted. Take a look at it here.
Madrid extended their lead in the 77th minute when Gareth Bale produced a tidy finish after some excellent work from Marcelo. Check it out here.
One particular star who impressed for Los Blancos was Isco, the one-time misfit looked back to his best – he was pulling strings and making things happen.
Playmaker Isco looked superb today, take a look at his stats from the game:
Isco's game by numbers vs. Celta Vigo:
97% pass accuracy
3 chances created
Not bad for your first LaLiga start in five months. ? pic.twitter.com/4bgX3HNJD7
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 16, 2019
Check out some reaction to the performance below:
Solari will be arrested for killing ISCO and MARCELO
— ZZ (@C_____R____7) March 16, 2019
Zizou really understand what RMFC needs
— Suwandi Ali (@SuwandiAlii) March 16, 2019
Had to wait for the end of the season to watch Real Madrid play like they’re supposed to. Thanks Zidane. Was losing hope on these players lol
— JP Guzhnay (@JeanPierreGuz) March 16, 2019
Happy for Isco and Bale. Marcelo with an assist too. Zizou is a genius. #HalaMadrid
— Prinzmedi Ephraim ?? (@Prinzmedi) March 16, 2019
— Fajar Widianto (@fajarrwidianto) March 16, 2019
We are now happy fans.. Isco back and score , Marcelo assist, bale scores, asensio impressive. Navas clean sheet, lovely saves,. No overwork for modric, and defense. ?????..ZIDANE IS BOSS. Now we can keep supporting Madrid without ???.. HALA MADRID
— Onitolo taiwo (@onitolo_taiwo) March 16, 2019
Imagine benching Isco and Marcelo for months ? Welcome back fellas!
— kebino palubino (@donkebinos) March 16, 2019
The underrated Marcelo back in first 11, and has played well. Assist + Clean sheet. Navas clean sheet. Zidane knows.
— The Minority (@CuthB_Kol) March 16, 2019
The power of Zizou..??????
— Nina_Dian_Adriyani (@Nina_Dhieyant06) March 16, 2019
Finally free from the Solari dictatorship
— junior (@JuniorReyes17) March 16, 2019
Navas, Isco, and Marcelo are back => Navas saves, Isco scores, and Marcelo makes a goal assist… This tells too much
— SaMi (@sami__hr) March 16, 2019
Zidane certainly excited fans by bringing back some of the star’s that achieved Champions League history alongside him, it looks as though Zidane will put his trust in stars like Marcelo, Keylor Navas and Isco in this transitional period.