Real Madrid lost their second straight (1-2) game of the season against Celta de Vigo in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter finals round. Iago Aspas was the hero for the Galician team, scoring one goal and giving one assist. These back to back defeats mean that Los Blancos are almost eliminated from the competition.
Zinedine Zidane introduced some changes in the line-up. As expected, Kiko Casilla and Danilo had their opportunity but the manager also put in the pitch Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez, playing with five midfielders, with Cristiano Ronaldo as striker. The main aim was to control the game, something that actually happened.
The first half was very level. Los Blancos had the ball and arrived with more danger to Sergio’s goal but the were unable to create clear chances. Lucas Vázquez was very active in the wing, but Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t catch any ball in the box. Celta are very dangerous team and they created some good opportunities in the counterattack, always with Iago Aspas as a protagonist. However, the fist half was goalless without many chances.
In the second half Real Madrid keep trying but Celta scored first. Iago Aspas found the way into the defenders to score the first goal. Again Danilo could do more and he is proving himself he doesn’t deserve to be in the squad. Los Blancos woke up and they could level the game straight away thanks to Marcelo. However, it wasn’t the day and Johny scored the second after an assist from Iago Aspas. Zidane tried to make some changes but the team was lost. Nevertheless, Benzema had a huge chance to tie the match at the end.
In only three days, Los Blancos have lost two games and they are almost knocked out of the Copa del Rey. In one week time, they need to travel to Galicia and score at least two goals to continue in the Copa del Rey.