Real Madrid 2-2 Elche – Goals & Highlights – LaLiga 21/22
real Madrid back to action in LaLiga Santander Sunday afternoon (3:15 p.m. GMT) after 15 days of absence, after playing the Supercopa de España then the Copa del Rey, as they host Elche at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The two teams met midweek in the Copa, with Los Blancos beat Los Franjiverdes 2-1 after extra time at Alicante. Stay with us for all the preparation of Real Madrid v Elche then updates to the match itself.
Real Madrid v Elche – FINAL SCORE: 2-2
This is the start of our Real Madrid v Elche live blog, with updates of this LaLiga Santander match from here. As always, the entries closest to the top are the most recent.
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 2-2 Elche
Real Madrid managed to save a point late on but they will be disappointed nonetheless. You have to feel for Elche, who had great displays from Edgar Badia, Gonzalo Verdu, Pere Milla and Lucas Boye in particular.
Minute 90+2: GOAL FOR REAL MADRID!
Vinicius got the better of Palacios on the left and his cross was met by Militao, who rose higher to pass Badia. Real Madrid 2-2 Elche.
Minute 82: GOAL FOR REAL MADRID!
Luka Modric stepped in in Benzema’s absence and sent his penalty into the bottom right corner. Real Madrid 1-2 Elche.
Minute 81: PENALTY FOR REAL MADRID!
Alaba’s header hit the arm of Pere Milla, who was not in a natural position, and after a VAR review a penalty was awarded.
Minute 79: Two changes for Real Madrid
Eden Hazard and Lucas Vazquez have been taken out, with Isco and Fede Valverde coming on.
Minute 78: Casemiro hits the bar!
Hazard’s corner from the right was met by Casemiro, whose header hit the bar and went over it.
Minute 77: GOAL FOR ELCHE!
Lucas Boye showed great skill and then picked out Pere Milla on the right side of the penalty area, with the Elche No10 then firing at Courtois. Real Madrid 0-2 Elche.
Minute 71: Vinicius shoots wide
Vinicius quickly moved the ball to his right foot inside the box and sent his shot towards the far post, but it went wide wide.
Minute 65: Elche appeals for a penalty
Pere Milla made contact with Mendy and Alaba in the box, but it wasn’t enough for a penalty. Correct decision by the referee.
Minute 63: Replacement of Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti made an attacking change by bringing in Rodrygo Goes in place of Toni Kroos.
Minute 62: Kroos misses the target
Hazard’s poor contact inside the box allowed Diego Gonzalez to make a half clearance, and Kroos sent the loose ball wide of the goal.
Minute 58: Benzema replaced
Benzema left holding his hamstrings and was replaced by Luka Jovic.
Minute 54: Militao warned
Eder Militao received the game’s first booking after kicking Lucas Boye’s ankle.
Minute 52: Penalty from Real Madrid canceled
Eden Hazard fell under minimal contact from Diego Gonzalez in the box which led to the referee pointing to the penalty spot. After numerous complaints from Elche players, the referee went to the VAR screen and decided to overturn his decision.
SECOND HALF: Real Madrid kick off
Real Madrid have restarted the action.
HALF-TIME: Real Madrid 0-1 Elche
Edgar Badia was tested numerous times in the first half, but it was Elche who took the lead at half-time thanks to Lucas Boye’s goal. We should have a fascinating second half on our hands.
Minute 45+4: Badia prevents Kroos’ free kick
Toni Kroos’ free-kick looked destined for the top left corner, but Badia headed there to push it away for a corner. What an excellent first half from the Elche keeper.
Minute 45+2: Benzema’s shot stopped
Eden Hazard chose Benzema in the box, the Frenchman then showing his strength to hold off two defenders before coming back to his left foot to get a shot, but he went straight into the arms of Edgar Badia.
Minute 45: 4 minutes of added time
The fourth referee has signaled that there will be four minutes of added time here at the Bernabeu, mainly due to Tete Morente’s injury.
Minute 44: Mendy’s shot is saved
Benzema’s kick around the corner sent Mendy away, but his shot across goal was deflected by Badia, despite the referee signaling a goal kick.
Minute 42: GOAL FOR ELCHE!
Lucas Boye gave Elche the lead at the Bernabeu. Fidel Chaves’ pinpint cross from the left was met by Boye’s header, who edged past Thibaut Courtois. Real Madrid 0-1 Elche.
Minute 37: Another blow for Elche
Pere Milla had to withdraw to receive treatment, but unlike Tete Morente earlier, he will be able to continue.
Minute 33: BENZEMA… LACK!
Benzema looked to put the penalty in the roof of the net, but he got too much elevation on his effort. It remains 0-0.
Minute 32: PENALTY FOR REAL MADRID!
Vinicius Junior was knocked down in the area by Helibelton Palacios. Clear penalty.
Minute 30: Casemiro shot saved
Lucas’ pass to Hazard was faked by the Belgian which allowed Casemiro to shoot from the edge of the box but Badia got a solid leg.
Minute 27: Benzema tests Badia
Benzema knocked down Alaba’s long ball excellently, held off Diego Gonzalez’s challenge and then got a shot on goal, but Edgar Badia did well to make the save.
Minute 24: Benzema’s film fails
Benzema attempted a heel kick towards goal after a cross from Ferland Mendy, but Diego Gonzalez managed to come back just in time and touch the ball.
Minute 21: Tete Morente down injured
Tete Morente fouled Casemiro and then twisted his ankle under the Brazilian’s body. He is suffering a lot and will be replaced by Fidel Chaves.
Minute 14: Kroos’ shot is not very far
Hazard left the ball for Kroos to get a shot from just outside the box, but the German’s opening effort went just wide of Badia’s post.
Minute 11: First good chance for Real Madrid
Vinicius’ twisty run inside the area saw him try to maneuver some space to get a shot, but Edgar Badia came out quickly to close the angle.
Minute 5: End-to-end play so far
Elche presses high up the pitch and causes Real Madrid problems, but then it allows Los Blancos to counterattack with relative ease.
Minute 2: Hard landing for Militao
Eder Militao briefly fell to the ground and held his back, but he seems to be fine.
3:17 p.m. GMT: Kick-off
Elche kicked off here at the Bernabeu. Stick with us for updates from Real Madrid vs Elche.
15:10 GMT: Real Madrid tribute to Gento
Real Madrid players have paid tribute to the late Paco Gento, stepping onto the pitch with the trophies he won and his name on the back of their shirts. Afterwards, Marcelo came out with the Supercopa de Espana to show the fans inside the Bernabeu.
15:00 GMT: No Francisco for Elche
Elche is without head coach Francisco for this one, as was the case in their Copa del Rey draw against Los Blancos, as he still tested positive for COVID-19.
2.45pm GMT: Militao and Vinicius ready
Eder Militao and Vinicius Junior are both enjoying the warm-up ahead of this afternoon’s game. They will both likely play a key role if Real Madrid are to get a positive result today.
2:30 p.m. GMT: Elche XI
The starting formation of Elche (4-4-2): Edgar Badia; Helibelton Palacios, Gonzalo Verdu, Diego Gonzalez, Johan Mojica; Tete Morente, Raul Guti, Gérard Gumbau, Pere Milla; Lucas Perez, Lucas Boye.
13:20 GMT: Hazard starts!
Following his breakthrough appearance against Elche in the Copa del Rey in midweek, where he scored the winning goal in extra time, Eden Hazard was rewarded by Carlo Ancelotti with a rare start against the same team in LaLiga Santander on Sunday.
Real Madrid starting line-up (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
12:15 GMT: Real Madrid vs Elche line-up predictions
Expected composition of Real Madrid (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois ; Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Expected line-up of Elche (4-4-2): Edgar Badia; Helibelton Palacios, Gonzalo Verdu, Diego Gonzalez, Johan Mojica; Father Milla, Omar Mascarell, Gérard Gumbau, Fidel Chaves; Lucas Perez, Lucas Boye.
11.45 GMT: When does Real Madrid vs Elche start?
This Sunday’s game between real Madrid and Elche kicks off at 4:15 p.m. CET local time in the Spanish capital. For those living in the US, you can tune in at 10:15 a.m. ET / 7:15 a.m. PT, or 3:15 p.m. GMT for those in the UK.
11.15 GMT: Where can I watch Real Madrid v Elche?
The LaLiga Santander game between real Madrid and Elche will take place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday 23 January. For those living in the US, you can watch the game on ESPN, while for those living in the UK, the game will be broadcast live on LaLiga TV.