ZINEDINE ZIDANE rolled again the clock as HIS Actual Madrid returned.
The Bernabeu’s chosen one went again to the tried and trusted on his homecoming simply 10 months after a shock departure.
Isco, Keylor Navas, Marcelo and Gareth Bale have been introduced in from the chilly — and Zidane was rewarded for his religion.
Isco struck the primary earlier than Bale mixed with Marcelo to place the Spanish giants again on monitor.
This was under no circumstances a return to the blitzing Galactico juggernaut that the Frenchman left behind, however three factors make many imagine within the revival.
Zidane, who led Madrid to 3 successive Champions League titles, had made a press release along with his beginning XI.
Summer time signing Thibaut Courtois has been extensively criticised within the Spanish capital and Zidane opted to return to his Costa Rican keeper.
When Navas flung out a powerful left hand to disclaim a Maxi Gomez header from point-blank vary, the choice was justified.
Relegation-threatened Celta Vigo have been barely troubled by Actual within the first-half and Zidane could have known as for a higher depth.
That was seen instantly, and the breakthrough appeared to have come 10 minutes into the second half.
Luka Modric’s long-range strike flew into the again of the online however ended up being dominated out for offside after a VAR assessment.
The hosts had the lead moments later because of Marco Asensio’s mazey run that ended up being tapped in by Isco, who hadn’t made a league begin since October.
Maybe the one Galactico to not have welcomed Zidane’s return was Welshman Bale, as his future had been thrown into uncertainty.
However his likelihood appeared instantly as Bale struck the second to safe the factors for Actual and put them two factors off second-place Atletico Madrid.
Zidane is again and so, maybe, are Madrid.