Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury

Real Madrid loses Ramos for injury

TWO penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win 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.

"The main thing we lacked today was we didn't play the second half", said the Frenchman, who last season guided Real to their first Liga and European Cup double since 1958.

Celta, meanwhile, are priced at 9/2 (5.50) and the Galicians, who are usually strong at home, have only managed three wins in eight league games in front of their own fans this season.

With Barcelona building their advantage at the top, every side in the top-half is looking to keep pace with them, and with this in mind, Real Madrid travel to face Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo wants to finish his career at Real Madrid, despite recent rumours to the contrary.

But it was not good enough for Madrid as Celta equalised in the 82nd minute via Maxi Gomez after Iago Aspas had his penalty saved 10 minutes earlier. Problems in a player's life can result in injuries. They are good players and I think what they are doing is very good and we understand the difficulty of tomorrow's game well.

Forest keeper plots cup upset
Nottingham Forest and Arsenal will face each other at the City Ground in the FA Cup this afternoon. What's more he believes that replays are one of the reasons for that success in the competition.

"We can't do anything more, we're trying to play good football, to move the ball around and score goals but it's not coming off".

"It is how it looks from the outside - we are sad, angry and we feel like we are sinking", Brazilian defender Marcelo told reporters.

"We're not going to talk about the league every weekend".

"We have to analyse our game in depth". 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 have to stop making these errors and be more consistent".

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