Real Madrid have made it through to the quarter finals of the Copa Del Rey after safely seeing off Numancia over two legs. The second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu ended in a 2-2 draw, with a much changed Los Blancos side being held to a stalemate on the night.
Zinedine Zidane’s side held a convincing 3-0 lead from the first leg of the tie, which had pretty much wrapped things up before the second leg even took place. The boss decided to make 10 changes for the match on Wednesday, giving a lot of youngsters the opportunity to play for the first team with very little risk of losing the three goal lead.
Lucas Vazquez was one of the most recognisable names in the starting eleven, and he was the man that put Los Blancos in front on the night. The attacker headed in with just 10 minutes gone on the clock. The lead was then held for 35 minutes, until Guillermo equalised for second-tier Numancia from a well worked counter-attack.
Vazquez was on the score sheet again just before the hour mark with a tap in from close range. It then turned into a game of which player can score more, as Guillermo equalised again with a header. Numancia actually ended the match with just 10 men too, as Dani Calvo was sent off for them late on due to a second bookable offence.
Though this match offered a decent test, with Numanica a side looking for promotion to La Liga, the tie was pretty much won in the first leg which gave Real Madrid the chance to relax. It was the same story as the last found against Fuenlabrada. A more important game is to come on Saturday, as Villarreal travel to the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga. The big players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale should be back in for that one.