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Real 1-2 Leganes: Los Blancos knocked out of Copa Del Rey - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/01/2018

Real Madrid was defeated at the 2-1 by  Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening in the Copa Dey as the European Champions bows out of the competition.

Real Madrid started the game with an attacking move and their attempt on goal was quickly cleared and it resulted in a corner kick.

Isco almost gave Real Madrid the opening goal but his attempt was blocked by Leganes defender, the home team continued to pressure the visitors but a solid defensive approach fended off Los Blancos threat.

Leganes took the lead by Javi Eraso in the 32nd minute as Real Madrid defence was caught opened, the visitors stunned Bernabeu crowd and took the lead.

Vasquez was presented a scoring opportunity but the attacker failed to get the required contact to grab the equalizer for Real Madrid.

The visitors put up a solid first half performance that paid off as they held on to their 1-0 in the opening 45 minute of the match at the Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid wasted no time to restore parity through Karim Benzema in the 47th minute after Vazquez helped the French striker with a sublime assist.

The home team continued to push further the opponent’s half in a bid to get the led but once again it was the visitors that got the goal.

Leganes restored the lead in the 55th minute as eraso set up his teammate Gabriel Appelt to give the visitors their second goal of the night.

Marcos Asensio went for goal but his effort was blocked, it has not been the best of a night for Real Madrid so far.

Real Madrid was forced into a double substitution in the 68th minute as Dani Carvajal replaced Achraf Hakimi and Luka Modric came in for Marcos Llorente as Los Blancos pushed for an equalizer to avoid extra time scenario.

Isco got a header in the 74th minute but he failed to keep the ball on target, the referee gave the first yellow card of the game to Leganes player Nereo Champagne.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane made his final substitute as he threw in Borja Mayoral for Isco in the 77th minute.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was shown a yellow card in the 80th minute, an opportunity for the home team but Mayoral headed it off target.

The full time ended in favour of Leganes as the match 2-1 and the aggregate 2-2 as Los Blancos knocked out of Copa Del Rey

 
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