Madrid (AP) – Real Madrid has returned to the Bernabéu Stadium with a win after 560 days. The Whites came to a 5: 2 (1: 2) against Celta Vigo. With ten points from four games, Real settled in the top group of the Primera Division.
Former world champion Toni Kroos was not yet in the squad after his pubic bone inflammation.
The Madrilenians had to put up with a deficit twice before victory after three goals from Karim Benzema (24th, 46th and 87th from penalties) and one goal each from Vinicius Junior (54th) and newcomer Eduardo Camavinga (72nd) . The guests had met through Santi Mina (4th) and Franco Cervi (31st).
Since in Spain, as in many other countries, spectators were banned in the stadium during the corona pandemic and until recently, Real used the location to accelerate the modernization of the Bernabéu, which began in May 2019, for almost 800 million euros. For this purpose, all the professional team’s games have been relocated to the small Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium on the club’s training grounds in Valdebebas in north-east Madrid. The last game at the Bernabéu was a Clásico against FC Barcelona on March 1, 2020, which the home team won 2-0.