COPA DEL REY: Real out to finish the job against Leganes - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 23/01/2018

Real Madrid will be out to finish the job against Leganes in the quarter-final of the Copa Del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu after a slim 1-0 advantage in the first leg.

Real Madrid put up a classic performance against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday following the 7-1 thrashing of the Riazor outfit at the Bernabeu with Nacho, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a brace each.

Marcos Asensio was the hero of the night in the first leg against Leganes after he scored a late goal to give Los Blancos the slim edge going into the second leg, Leganes drew their last La Liga game against Deportivo Alaves at the Mendizorrotza Stadium.

Coach Zinedine Zidane fielded a second fiddle team as he dropped Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in the first leg of the encounter.

Real Madrid will be without the services of Jesus Vallejo who damaged his hamstring in the first leg and Dani Ceballos is also out due to injury.

Captain Sergio Ramos is back to training but Zidane might still stick with Nacho and Varane pairing at the centre back.

Zidane might decide to roll out the big boys for this clash in a bid for them to get back into form following their poor form in the La Liga before their last game against Deportivo.

Isco was left out of Madrid’s big win against Deportivo, as Zidane ditched the 4-4-2 Diamond in favour of a 4-3-3. If Zidane’s tactical experiment continues, Isco could find himself left on the bench.