Match Report Cultural 1 – Real Madrid 7: Substitutes show their quality

Match Report Cultural 1 – Real Madrid 7: Substitutes show their quality


Real Madrid finished the draw against Cultural Leonesa in the Last 32 in Copa del Rey in the first leg thrashing (1-7) their rivals. Zidane put a great team in the pitch and Los Blancos were much better, showing why they are leaders of La Liga. Now, they can play the second leg with all the players from Castilla.

As it was expected, Zinedine Zidane introduced several changes in the team but he was able to gather a competitive squad to face Cultural Leonesa. For instance, Carvajal, Pepe, Toni Kroos, James Rodríguez, Isco or Morata started the game. With these amazing players, the team started the game very concentrated and the prize arrived soon. In the 6th minute, Zuiverloon scored an own goal after a free kick from Toni Kroos.

Real Madrid didn’t relax at all after the first goal. Cultural Leonesa had a good chance but Casilla saved it. However, the second goal was closest and Marco Asensio found the net in the 33rd minute. The youngster has already scored in all competitions -European Supercup, Champions League, Liga and Copa del Rey- in his first season with Los Blancos.

Real Madrid party didn’t finish in the second half, it was actually better. In the first minute, Morata scored the third. Real Madrid were unstoppable and Marco Asensio (53’) from outside the box and again Morata (55’) scored their second goal in the match. It was already 5-0 in the scorer but the best was still to come. Nacho scored the best goal tonight with an amazing volley. It’s worthy to check it several times. The game ended with the deserved goal for Cultural Leonesa, scored by Benja. In the last minute of the game, Mariano closed the scorer.

Great game for all the players. Morata, Lucas Vázquez, James Rodríguez, Isco or Nacho can gain some confidence ahead of a long season. They’ve shown Zidane that they have the level to play any time in any game.