The La Liga champions Real Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes on Wednesday night at the Bernabeu, it is the first time Leganes are competing in the quarterfinals in the history of the club.
Zidane side has been so poor this season, 19 points below the La Liga leaders Barcelona, After crashing out of the Copa del Rey to Leganes Zidane will now be playing for his future when Paris Saint Germain visit the Spanish capital ahead of their Champions League showdown.
Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were rested and they were sorely missed as Real Madrid struggled against inspired Leganes team, The game did not start well for Real Madrid as Leganes took the lead on 32 minutes through Javier Eraso goal.
His goal stunned the Madrid faithful, Eraso took advantage of Nacho slipped in possession to score for the away side, Real Madrid equalized in the 47th minute through Karim Benzema assisted Lucas Vasquez.
The Foward, who has been jeered this season by Madrid supporters who are tired of Benzema wastefulness in front of goal, the supporters want the club to sign a new centre-forward and they all want the club to sign Harry Kane.
It was Leganes who scored the next goal to end Madrid early celebrations, Gabriel rosed above Theo Hernandez to score a towering header which beats Kiki Casilla.
Real Madrid pushed for a late goal but they couldn’t get past Leganes goalkeeper Nereo Champagne, Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was thrown forward to help the attack and he had Madrid best chance but he was blocked by the Leganes keeper. The victory is Leganes first win at Bernabeu, What an incredible result for Leganes!
Barcelona host Espanyol in a game they are trailing by one goal, both Phillipe Coutinho and Yerry Mina are in the squad to face Espanyol.