Isco and Gareth Bale were on the scoresheet as Real Madrid celebrated Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club with a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid kickstarted a new era under returning manager Zinedine Zidane with a solid 2-0 win over Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Zidane’s return to the club meant there were wholesale changes to the starting XI, with the likes of Keylor Navas, Marcelo, Isco all getting reinstated to the team. And Real Madrid started the game on a positive note, but couldn’t break the deadlock, with Gareth Bale coming the closest, having struck the woodwork.
Luka Modric then had a goal ruled out by VAR early in the second period. But, Isco put Real Madrid in front, prodding home from close range a little after the hour mark, before Bale made it 2-0 fifteen minutes later to ensure a victorious return for Zidane.
Real Madrid fans came out in full force on Twitter to celebrate the victory on Saturday, with many praising Zidane for bringing players that had lost their places under Santiago Solari i.e., Isco, Navas, Marcelo and Bale, back into the fold. Isco and Bale went on to score, while Navas ensured Real Madrid’s first clean sheet in nine matches and Marcelo too had a solid game.
Genuinely enjoying Real Madrid once again
— Rez (@Asensiazo) March 16, 2019
Zidane Started Isco
Real Madrid Won
Meanwhile Solari: pic.twitter.com/jznudW5biM
— SM¹³ (@SMFutboI) March 16, 2019
This is the Real Madrid I’ve missed, I’m so ready to cry over this bald man pic.twitter.com/iWP19imhhf
— sic🇳🇱 (@realftmadrid) March 16, 2019
The real win of Real Madrid, I guess, is that now Real is out of the crisis, but we have to wait until the summer to get to a place that has been made from it forever. pic.twitter.com/C17eJTpsGO
— Ashkan (@Ashkan57307707) March 16, 2019
I never doubted Marcelo and Isco. Navas would never be benched by any reasonable coach. Zidane is the man Real Madrid needed.
— Prinzmedi Ephraim 🇬🇭 (@Prinzmedi) March 16, 2019
Zidane is back, Isco & Marcelo played excellently, Madrid won. Life is good.
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) March 16, 2019
Real Madrid win on Zinedine Zidane’s come back to leading the team. But guess who is back with him? A set of folks who were in dark last 9 months. Welcome Back everyone! pic.twitter.com/20t6GvD0ZP
— Ashish Romea (@RMadridEngineer) March 16, 2019
Zidane’s return to Real Madrid’s bench healed wounds, won points and did some group therapy. Zidane resurrected the dead with Isco and Marcelo. Zizou will continue to regenerate the team with the 10 matches left this season. Players have regainef confidence. [marca] pic.twitter.com/9vFhZyAFYI
— SB (@Realmadridplace) March 16, 2019
Isco goal, Bale goal, our first W under Zidane 2.0 we moveeee pic.twitter.com/coYr0qafkY
— 🇩🇪 (@PlatinKr8s) March 16, 2019
No worries when this man is back on the touchline. pic.twitter.com/fk8XFA3XLL
— Zidane🐐 (@Zizou_Esque) March 16, 2019
It’s Zinedine, the magical Zidane, the mystical Zidane. The rest will always be history when he’s on touchline! pic.twitter.com/b0fls2jtod
— Kalalankoma🇺🇬 (@chriskibira) March 16, 2019
New Chapter, Same Old Zidane!🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/QLdC3e3SlO
— Ahmadgmd (@ahmadgmd) March 16, 2019
zidane fixed everything on his first game back. Incredible.
— guero (@cesarvalenz_) March 16, 2019
— Seun Adesile (@SeanAddy) March 16, 2019
Marcelo and Isco involved in both goals. Bale looks alpha. Asensio taking players on in the second half. Keylor pulling miracle saves.
Welcome back, 2016.
— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) March 16, 2019
Marcelo isco Navas in starting XI.
We know Zidane’s back
— shreya (@zayns_aalap) March 16, 2019
The Zidane Effect 💫
— B (@B14____) March 16, 2019