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Real 2-2 Numancia: Los Blancos held in Copa Dey Rey

Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/01/2018

Real Madrid was held again in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey at the Santiago Bernabeu, Lucas Vasquez scored in each half to put the La Liga Champions ahead and Guillermo's goals in the first and second half was enough to hold the Merengues to another draw.

Real Madrid started the game in an offensive manner and just in the 10th minute, Los Blancos sent Bernabeu roaring with a goal from Lucas Vasquez who timed Dani Carvajal’s cross well to give the La Liga champions the lead.

Marco Asensio almost gave Real Madrid the second of the night but his effort was unsuccessful, Numancia also had a decent attempt to equalize the but Higinio Marin shot was blocked by Real Madrid defender.

Real Madrid pushed further again but Borja Mayoral’s effort went off the target. Numancia is made to chase the ball around at the Santiago Bernabeu as the home team asserts dominance.

The visitors are forced into a substitution as Guillermo replaced injured Hihinio in the 41st minute.

Zinedine Zidane his first change of the night as Dani Carvajal was substituted for Achraf Hakimi in the 46th minute.

Real Madrid is pushing for their second goal of the night but Nacho finish was poor. Asensio decided to go all alone but his effort was blocked by Numancia defender.

The home team restored the lead in the 59th minute through Vazquez, Mayoral played a vital role in Real Madrid’s second goal.

Real Madrid made their second substitution of the night as Asensio made way for Isco in the 65th minute and the Spanish midfielder wasted no time to introduce himself after he fires a shot but his effort was saved.

Zidane made his third substitution as Casemiro replaced Borja Mayoral in the 77th minute and after 10 minutes of play, the Brazilian was shown a yellow card.

The home team got the equalizer again from the same scorer Guillermo after a great assist from Saul Garcia with eight minutes to go.

Numancia equalized through the Guillermo just before the end of the first 45 minutes to draw level with the home team at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid had their led cancelled by the visiting team after Real Madrid failed to stop a counter-attack from Numancia.

Dani Calvo was sent off after being booked for the second time in the 90th minute, and the final score at the Santiago Bernabeu was 2-2.

Though another disappointing outing for Zidane's men but they were able to make it to the next round on 5-2 aggregate.
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