Real Madrid defeat Leganes 3-0 in last 16 Copa del Rey tie

Real Madrid defeat Leganes 3-0 in last 16 Copa del Rey tie

- Real Madrid recorded their first win in 2019 over La Liga side Leganes

- Los Blancos hold a 3-0 advantage from the first leg in the Copa del Rey

- Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vasquez and Vinicius Junior were all on target

Real Madrid got back to winning ways following their comfortable 3-0 win over Leganes in their Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg match.

Los Blancos came into the match on the backdrop of 2-0 defeat at the hand of Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu last weekend.

But Santiago Solari's side were up to the task as they broke the deadlock from the spot through their captain Sergio Ramos in the 44th minute.

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Alvaro Odriozola was clipped from behind in the box after making a brilliant run down the right. Ramos stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to make it 1-0 before half time.

Madrid looked the better team to score in the second half as they deservedly doubled their lead in the 68th minute.

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Leganes goalkeeper left his lines as Karim Benzema laid a pass to Vinicius Junior who unselfishly found Lucas Vasquez to tap-into an empty net to make it 2-0 to Real.

In the 77th minute, Vinicius deservedly got his goal as he was on hand to turn in a beautiful cross from Odrizola to seal the win with a three-goal margin.

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Solari will breathe a sigh of relief with his first win in 2019 after drawing with Villarreal and losing Real Sociedad in their La Liga fixtures.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the management of Spanish club Real Madrid have revealed they are in support of struggling boss Santiago Solari.

The Argentine manager was employed for sacked Julen Lopetegui in November and has won 11 matches out of 15 in charge.

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