Leganes 0-1 Real Madrid: Marco Asensio stops another ridicule

The young forward finished superbly at the near post to give his team the advantage

Casilla ante Carvajal y Beauvue en una acción del partido
Casilla ante Carvajal y Beauvue en una acción del partido | Efe

Without the BBC, without Sergio Ramos, Zinedine Zidane went for Plan B in the Copa del Rey and nearly paid a price for it. Marco Asensio's 88th minute goal earned his team a 1-0 win at Butarque ahead of the Copa del Rey quarter final second leg next week. 

Juan Carlos Gracia

MATCH FACTS

Copa del Rey

Leg

0-1

RM

Leganés

Champagne, Tito, Bustinza, Slovas, Diego Rico, Rubén Pérez (Brasanac, 61'), Gumbau, El Zhar, Eraso, Naranjo (Amrabat, 69') y Beauvue (Omar Ramos, 81').

Real Madrid

Casilla, Carvajal, Varane, Vallejo (Nacho, 14'), Theo Hernández, Marcos Llorente (Isco, 72'), Ceballos (Modric, 66'), Kovacevic, Lucas Vázquez, Borja Mayoral y Marco Asensio.

Goles

0-1, min. 89. Marco Asensio

Árbitro

Gil Manzano (colegio extremeño). TA: El Zhar (38'), Gumbau (62') y Naranjo (67'). Expulsó en el minuto 83 al utillero del Leganés.

Incidencias

Partido correspondiente a los cuartos de final (ida) de la Copa del Rey disputado en el estadio de Butarque.

However, despite the win, Madrid played terribly. Leganes held their own and only Asensio's clever flick, into the top corner from Theo Hernandez's low cross, gave Zidane's side the win.

A tight game improved after the break and Leganes nearly went ahead when Marcos Llorente headed against his own crossbar, before Kiko Casilla made a fine save from Beauvue's volley.

It looked like it would end goalless, before Asensio struck to spare Zidane and Madrid's blushes.

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