REAL MADRID - CELTA

Real Madrid host Celta Vigo out to continue Bernabéu run

Real have not lost their first home LaLiga fixture of the season since September 2005 - a reverse that came against tonight's visitors.

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Real Madrid host Celta Vigo out to continue Bernabéu run
Jesús Aguilera

Real Madrid go into today's LaLiga week two match-up with Celta Vigo (20:15 CEST) aiming to protect a run of 10 straight seasons without defeat in their first home league game of the campaign.

Celta the last team to deny hosts

Coincidentally, the Galicians were the last team to beat Real on their top-flight bow at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, seeing off Vanderlei Luxemburgo's side 3-2 on 10 September 2005.

That Celta triumph nearly 11 years ago came about in controversial circumstances, with replays showing that Fabián Canobbio's late winner had not crossed the line.

Celta celebrate at the Bernabéu.

Eight wins and two draws

Since then, Madrid have been victorious eight times: against Atlético Madrid, Numancia, Deportivo La Coruña, Osasuna, Getafe, Córdoba and Real Betis (twice).

There have also been two draws. In 2006/07 - a season that saw Los Blancos lift the title - Real began with a 0-0 stalemate against Villarreal in the Spanish capital.

Six years later, meanwhile, José Mourinho's defending champions were held 1-1 at home by Valencia on the opening day.