Real Madrid takes revenge on Alquiano in Spanish Cup

MADRID: Real Madrid needed a lot of effort and some luck on Wednesday to beat Alquiano 3-1 in the Copa del Rey round of 32, scoring two late goals to avenge last year’s defeat to third division team . It looked like what happened 12 months ago, when Real Madrid lost 2-1, would repeat itself. Just like last year, Eder Militao led in Real Madrid lead with a header, but Dani Vega equalized with a splendid shot from behind Andre Lunin. Real Madrid regained the lead in the 76th minute when Marco Asensio’s shot hit Raul Gonzalez inside goalkeeper Jose Juan. Two minutes later, substitute Isco took advantage of a mistake by two Alquiano defenders, who collided with goalkeeper Juan, to put the ball in. in brings. “These matches are the most difficult of all and last year we learned the hard lesson in how things can go wrong,” Real Madrid defender Marcelo told reporters. Absent from Real Madrid Vinicius Junior, Ferland Mendy, Thibaut Courtois, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema. The fans did not attend last year’s match, but were overwhelmed with joy after Vega’s draw. But the dream of repeating the surprise lasted only ten minutes as substitutes Asensio and Isco led Real Madrid to victory. Real Madrid joined the champions in charge of Barcelona, ​​Espanyol, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano, Mallorca and Atletico Baleares, the third division competitor, who beat Celta Vigo 2-1, as the first club to reach the eighths. And on Thursday, Atletico Bilbao, second after the champion in charged, will visit Mancha Real, while the Atletico Madrid champions will host their rival, Rayo Majadaonda. (Reuters)

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