Real Madrid vs. Celta: 5 Things We Learned

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Real Madrid vs. Celta: 5 Things We Learned
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Real Madrid made it through to the next round of the King’s Cup by beating Celta Vigo 4-0 at the Bernabeu. Despite the scoreline, Madrid did have to work hard in the second half after going down to 10 men.

Los Blancos cruised through the first half and Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals, one just two minutes into the match and the other midway through the half, were a fair reflection of their dominance.

Sergio Ramos’ red card in the 73rd minute, just when Celta were growing into the game and Madrid had seemed to step off the gas, added a bit of tension to the match.

Fans were on the edges of their seats almost until the final whistle, before Ronaldo completed his hat-trick in the 87th minute and Sami Khedira swiftly scored Madrid's fourth.

The match left us with a number of interesting points to pick over, from Gonzalo Higuain accumulating more minutes in his return from injury to Angel Di Maria on the bench and Ramos’ hotheadedness.

Here are five of those points.

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