La Liga: Solari Hopes To Complete Real Madrid Audition With Celta Vigo Victory
Real Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari will be hoping to further boost his chances of securing the job on a full-time basis by successfully negotiating a tricky trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday.
The visit to the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos represents the sternest test of Solari’s brief reign so far, with the Argentine former midfielder having won all three games since taking over from the sacked Julen Lopetegui.
Real, sixth in the table and seven points behind leaders Barca, have struggled at the Galician side’s intimidating stadium in the past, though, and could only muster a 2-2 draw at the venue last season.
Local media reports suggest a victory would complete an impressive audition for the role with a promotion, but Solari insists he is focussed on three points rather than his future.
Elsewhere on Sunday, table-toppers Barcelona host Real Betis as they look to maintain the pace in their title defence, but it remains to be seen whether the Catalans will have Lionel
Messi back from injury for the match.