Celta Vigo's plan to deal with Real


Celta Vigo stars Hugo Mallo and Augusto Solari have revealed how they plan spoil Real Madrid's return to the Santiago Bernabeu in their upcoming clash on Sunday.

The aforementioned duo represented the club in a press conference in the build-up to their match against the LaLiga giants this weekend.

Mallo, the captain of Celta, is one of the few players in the modern game who can say they are a true "one-club man". The right-back recently reached the milestone of featuring 400 times for his boyhood side, placing him second in the club's all-time appearance ranking.

In an exclusive, KickOff got to speak to him and Celta right-winger Solari about how they plan to turn the tables after suffering home and away defeats to Los Blancos in the 2020/21 campaign.

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"We have to got to go, do our job, enjoy the game, sacrifice ourselves for our teammates and win those three points," Mallo said of what could be his 401st match for Celta.

Solari added: "Well, it is true that we did not win any points against them last season, they took advantage of the few chances they had against us.

"They have world-class players. Any small mistakes can make the difference. It's all in the small details, we have got to make sure we don't make any errors, particularly against any rivals of such great talent."

Asked if they feel the pressure of facing Carlo Ancelotti's side at a newly-renovated Santiago Bernabeu, Mallo responded: "Well, I don't think we've got any pressure, to be honest.

"We are very fortunate, as Celta, to play in the Santiago Bernabeu against a great team like Real Madrid."

According to the Daily Mail, the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners' stadium revamp cost a hefty £693.3 million (R13 billion), so they will be hoping Mallo, Solari and company do not spoil their homecoming.

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