Match Report Celta 2 – Real Madrid 2 Out of Copa del...

Match Report Celta 2 – Real Madrid 2 Out of Copa del Rey


Real Madrid are out of the Copa del Rey after drawing (2-2) at Balaídos in the second leg of the quarter-finals. Los Blancos couldn’t come back after losing (1-2) at Bernabéu Stadium. Zidane’s side tried until the end but Los Blancos lost an opportunity to win one title this season.

As it was expected, Zizou put in the pitch a very offensive squad. Casemiro played as a full back, with Sergio Ramos and Nacho in a defense of three players. Asensio and Isco had to create football, whereas Cristiano and Benzema played in the attacking line. The plan worked at the beginning, with Los Blancos pressuring very high and stealing dangerous balls. Actually Real Madrid could have taken the lead but Cristiano Ronaldo found the bar twice, the second one without goalkeeper.

Real Madrid tried and deserved the goal in the first 30 minutes but they didn’t find the net. Los Blancos got tired and Celta took their chances to arrive to Casilla’s goal. They could score with a couple of chances of Iago Aspas but they opened the scoreboard at the end of the first half, with an own goal by Danilo. The Brazilian right back has no luck in the last games.

Zidane didn’t do any change in the half time, but Real Madrid kept pressuring Celta. Los Blancos found the prize in the 62nd minute with a great free kick from Cristiano Ronaldo. The come back looked possible and Los Blancos had the better chances. Sergio Ramos missed a very clear opportunity in the small box. Zidane started to make some changes but the decisive goal arrived. And it was from Celta de Vigo. Daniel Wass scored the second goal in the last five minutes and the tie was over. Real Madrid finished the game with four strikers and Lucas Vázquez scored the equalizer in the 90th minute. But the miracles was not possible. Los Blancos are knocked out of Copa del Rey.