Real Madrid travel to Galicia to take on Celta Vigo in matchday 2 of the new La Liga season.
Los Blancos begin life without Casemiro and will also be without Toni Kroos due to flu. Rodrygo has also failed to recover in time and will once again be absent for the reigning champions. Carlo Ancelotti is expected to start Dani Carvajal at right-back. The defender was rested for the season opener against Almería to help his recovery from an ankle injury.
According to Marca, Real Madrid’s starting XI vs Celta will be as follows: Courtois – Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy – Tchouaméni, Modrić, Camavinga – Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius.
Aurélien Tchouaméni struggled in the win over Almería but is the favourite to replace Casemiro in the holding midfield role for Madrid. Celta drew their first game of the new season against Espanyol and will be hoping they can cause an upset in Vigo tonight.