Real Madrid went through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after losing (1-0) at Butarque against Leganés, so the first leg result (3-0) was enough to accomplish the goal. Los Blancos played another poor game -how many this season?- showing their defects. Keylor Navas was the best player of the team, avoiding a scary evening.
Girona, Getafe, Valencia, Sevilla… and Real Madrid are the teams qualified to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Los Blancos had everything on their side after the result obtained one week ago and they weren’t surprised by Leganés. However, there are few points to be optimistic after another poor game. Only Keylor Navas and Vinicius Junior displayed a good level on the pitch.
Santiago Hernán Solari had to include many youngsters in the team due to the injuries. Cristo, Vinicius, Valverde, Odriozola, Brahim… this is the Real Madrid nowadays. Isco and Marcelo were in the line-up but none of them bright and we will have to wait another game to see the best of both.
The evening was very cold in the Spanish capital and so the game. Leganés tried harder during the whole game but Los Blancos didn’t suffer. Especially because Keylor Navas prevented it and also because Leganés struggle to score goals during the whole season. Braithwate scored the only goal of the game in the 31st minute after another save from Keylor. They created many chances, with Real Madrid out of the game, in the first half.
The second half was slightly better, but nothing really great. The best chance was for Brahim, hitting the post, after a great slalom of Vinicius Junior. However, the best chances were for Leganés, but Keylor Navas saved everything. The comeback was very hard, but Leganés tried every minute. Perhaps with an early goal in the second half, everything could have been different. At least, Real Madrid will fight for another title.