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Struggling Real Dumped Out Of Copa Del Rey

Copa Del Rey Report: Real Madrid v Leganes 24 January 2018

By SL International - Jan 25, 2018 12:28 AM

Copa Del Rey 

Result: Real Madrid 1-2 Leganes (2-2 agg. - Leganes advance)

Date: 24 January 2018

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu 

Real Madrid were dumped out of the Copa Del Rey after they lost 2-1 to Leganes in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie.

Zinedine Zidane rested a few of their big names, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Marcelo all missing out.

Marco Asensio, who got the winner in the first-leg a week ago was the first on goal, but the ball tangled between his feet in the opening two minutes of a packed Bernabeu.

Leganes, on the other hand, made their intentions clear as they threatened to take the lead with a free-kick six minutes later through Claudio Beauvue, but he struck the post.

They threatened again shortly before the half and hour mark, but this time Nordin Amrabat’s header was comfortably dealt with by Kiko Casilla.

At the other end, Real got a free-kick on the edge of the box, but Isco blazed it over the bar 12-yards from goal.

The Legionaries found the opener with a stunning 30-metre strike after Javier Eraso intercepted Nacho Monreal on the edge of the box after 31 minutes.

At this stage, the tie was level and the prerogative of both sides to take the game by the scruff of its neck.

Benzema came close to head Los Blancos back in front, but he failed to get his head on Lucas Vazquez cross for what would have been a well-executed diving header 10 minutes before the break.

Beauvue threatened once again, this time with an acrobatic overheard came which hit the side-netting on the stroke of half time.

Benzema delicately put the tie back in Real’s favour with a chip from an onrushing Nereo Champagne following Vazquez’s through ball a minute after the break.

However, their joy was short-lived after Gabriel Pires rose highest to head the visitors back in front and in control of the tie from a corner kick eight minutes later.

With the brink of elimination looming large, Zinedine Zidane rolled out some of his big guns, with Luka Modric entering the fray.

Champagne denied Benzema his brace 10 minutes from time, with a point-blank save, while minutes later substitute Marcos Llorente saw his header sailing wide.

Ramos was the latest to bring the best out of Champagne with a looping header, which the Argentine-born acrobatically punched over the bar four minutes from time.

At the other end, Eraso spotted Casilla of his line and tried the audacious lob, but he failed to succeed two minutes later as Asier Garitano’s men pulled off a major upset.

 


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STIGA18 Joined: 26 Sep 2015
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STIGA18 Jan 25, 2018 02:50 PM
Even if they were there it wouldn't hv mattered.
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Faysal Jan 25, 2018 11:00 AM
Leganes all the way
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Sobz Ndabs Jan 25, 2018 10:45 AM
This is the time where Real Madrid management have to take a mirror asked themselves if they're still capable to lead this football institution. Now the team is facing the consequences of releasing their players like Morata & James without any replacement that leaves them with no depth and competition
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Mashia1950 Jan 25, 2018 09:53 AM
Does this means Madrid is a one man team, I mean if Ronaldo doesn't score, no one does. They have been having a very bad season up to so far.
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Fishlas7 Jan 25, 2018 08:46 AM
Shame, this is not even funny any more. I feel sorry for real Cowdrid supporters who started supporting the club before 2008 (before the advent of CR7 and his fan boys). Its sad what has become of this institution this season..
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Evergreenmessi Jan 25, 2018 08:11 AM
Hlala Madrid kikikikikikikikki hahahahahahahahaha hohohoooo
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Golden Boots Jan 25, 2018 08:08 AM
These cows at it again!
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Evergreenmessi Jan 25, 2018 08:07 AM
We always get something when Madrid take major trophy but them they can't even kiss a wood Barcelona will defend this copol with laligLaliga wrapt up we r going for champions league with no pressure knowing in we will smile with our fans
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Thagalekgwara Jan 25, 2018 07:59 AM
Dankie Leganes..trophyles yr 4 dis cows..even drought 4 personal ones 4 sumbody.kikikiki.
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Thagalekgwara Jan 25, 2018 07:59 AM
Dankie Leganes..trophyles yr 4 dis cows..even drought 4 personal ones 4 sumbody.kikikiki.
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leendomint Jan 25, 2018 07:57 AM
No CR7 no glory...
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Pasodoble Jan 25, 2018 07:24 AM
and who is Leganes?
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Pasodoble Jan 25, 2018 07:21 AM
and soon they will be dumped out of UCL by PSG.
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Pep G junior Jan 25, 2018 06:36 AM
Poor
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jujunation Jan 25, 2018 05:38 AM
Zidane he's like khomphela because you can't predict them
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Pholish Moyana Jan 25, 2018 05:07 AM
This is not fair, hay i give up. Even leganes win against madrid
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vijjox Jan 25, 2018 04:56 AM
Zidane is the reason
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clemz7 Jan 25, 2018 03:09 AM
PSG will win ngamalengiso
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clemz7 Jan 25, 2018 03:06 AM
@Bugatti Boy uzibonele mhlobo wami, Madrid is too weak this days
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luckykumwenda@gmail.com Jan 25, 2018 02:15 AM
Kikikikikiki

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