AFP, GIRONA, SpainVinicius Junior on Wednesday starred as Real Madrid steadied the ship with a 3-0 win over CD Leganes to put them on the brink of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. It would take a seismic comeback for Leganes to overturn the deficit in next week’s second leg, but more important to Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was the rhythm regained, following two La Liga games without a victory. However, it was Real Madrid who were the beneficiaries of a marginal decision on Wednesday as Alvaro Odriozola tumbled out of a tussle with Gerard Gumbau and Ramos made no mistake. Instead, Madrid doubled their lead in the second half when Karim Benzema latched onto an under-hit back-pass from Bustinza and teed up Vinicius. Earlier, Antoine Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid edge toward the last eight as they took a valuable away goal from a 1-1 draw with Girona.
Source: Taipei Times January 10, 2019 15:56 UTC