Real Madrid of Santiago Solari beats Leganes in Copa del Rey


Real Madrid prevailed during the first 45 minutes for Mauricio Pellegrino's side. Despite not having clear goals, the locals entered the interval with a 1-0 on the scoreboard, thanks to a Spanish side's race Álvaro Odriozola who entered the area in the 42nd minute and collided with Gerard Gumbau, which resulted in a penalty which was committed by captain Sergio Ramos to the right post of experienced goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar, who could do nothing to cover the shot.

In the 68th minute, Real Madrid managed to extend the difference after a collective move in the attack. The Spanish wing Lucas Vasquez ended in the empty net after receiving an assist from the Brazilian Vinicius Junior.

Nine minutes later, it was the young former Flamengo player who had a new opportunity and sentenced the game before leaving the field and be replaced by newly hired Brahim Diaz, who at 19 came from Manchester City.

O Real Madrid At Copa del Rey, he intends to find his first win of 2019 and thus avoid staying sunk in a less and less white present. The duel is on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. Leganes, for the last sixteen Santiago Bernabeu.

The only light of hope that the Santiago Solari, who on Sunday he was booed from his stadium by his own people, is the presence of Vinícius Júnior. The Brazilian signed his best performance in his first start in La Liga and everything points to the fact that he will start over.

However, several numbers will be absent from the duel. Toni Kroos, with a muscle injury, is the last to enter an infirmary where they are Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Mariano and Marcos Llorente. They also have discomforts Thibaut Courtois and Raphael Varane.

Solari will give way to the second unit in the competition that Keylor Navas left to play only. With a new defense with Odriozola, Nacho, Jesus Vallejo and Reguilón, the defeats can make the two undisputed starters who play are Casemiro and Benzema. Next to them would be Ceballos, Isco, Vinicius and a Lucas Vázquez who would play to be sanctioned in Liga by its expulsion.

The match comes almost a year after Leganes eliminated Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, when the team was led by Zinedine Zidane.

O Leganes, directed by Mauricio Pellegrino, the year began with a home defeat against Espanyol, an adverse result that put an end to a positive series of nine official matches without losing with what closed 2018. Thus, its goal is to recover the good feelings in a scenario that has already visited this course, falling by 4-1.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas; Odriozola, Nacho, Vallejo, Reguilón; Casemiro, Ceballos, Isco; Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius and Benzema.

Leganés: Cuellar; Nyom, Tarín, Bustinza, Siovas, Juanfran; Recio, Rubén Pérez, Gumbau; Braithwaite and El Zhar.

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