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In the eighth finals of the Copa del Rey, Real Madrid defends a comfortable 3-0 lead from the first leg of the match against Legos. The star formation of trainer Santiago Solari is therefore almost assured of a place at the last eight in the Spanish Cup Tournament, although Leganes hopes to be able to make this diptych exciting.
Last season, Leganes managed to stomp by marching Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey, but a repetition of that scenario seems a utopia after last week’s 3-0 defeat. The team of coach Mauricio Pellegrino played very well at times in the Santiago Bernabeu, but Real Madrid showed itself much more efficiently than the visitors. Only a miracle can save Los Pepineros from premature elimination in the Spanish Cup Tournament.
Yet no one at Leganes will really worry about that. After all, the main objective is to maintain life in La Liga. After two consecutive seventeenth places, Leganes is in a meritorious thirteenth place this season. Last weekend, striker Youssef En-Nesyri helped his employer to a 1-0 victory over Huesca. Leganes is very strong this season with only one home defeat in its own Butarque, although this weekend the tough away match against FC Barcelona will be on the program. It is therefore obvious that Pellegrino will rotate a bit and give rest to various strong holders.
The 3-0 cup victory of last week at last week’s Leganes got a fitting sequel last weekend with a hard-fought 1-2 away win over Real Betis. In terms of results, Real Madrid climbs out of its sporting valley carefully again, but in terms of play, the captains do not yet have the leak. Against Real Betis, the once-dominant Real Madrid had only 26 percent (!) Possession – the lowest percentage since 2011 against El Clasico against FC Barcelona by Pep Guardiola. It was thanks to a late free kick by Dani Ceballos that De Koninklijke did not get back on track again.
It is of course outrageous how far this Real Madrid has sank. In theory, the star ensemble of coach Santiago Solari is still for all prizes in the race, but in this form it does not stand a chance in both the national and the Champions League matches. Only winning the Copa del Rey could still give this lost season some shine. However, the priority is in the league, because Real Madrid has to make every effort to hold the fourth place. The cracker against Sevilla will be on schedule this weekend, so Solari will undoubtedly rotate on Wednesday night. The youth players Manu Hernando, Jaime Seoane, Alex Martin, Martin Calderon and Gorka Zabarte trained this week with the main power and can hope for play time.
Leganes vs Real Madrid head to head matches
09.01.19 CDR Real Madrid Leganes 3 : 0
01.09.18 LL Real Madrid Leganes 4 : 1
28.04.18 LL Real Madrid Leganes 2 : 1
21.02.18 LL Leganes Real Madrid 1 : 3
24.01.18 CDR Real Madrid Leganes 1 : 2