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Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa, Live Score and Commentary, Copa del Rey 2016-17


Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa, Live Score and Commentary, Copa del Rey 2016-17

LIVE Updated: 01 December 2016 01:24:24 IST - Published: 30 November 2016 19:43:43 IST

It was a pleasure having you with us for the live commentary. This is curtains from our end. Goodbye and see you next time.

Zinedine Zidane will be one proud man. Not only because of the performance of his team but also because his son made his debut for Real Madrid under him and scored within minutes of coming on.

Cultural Leonesa might have lost 6-1 and 13-2 on aggregate but the result didn't matter to them. It was their biggest night and boy they lived it. That strike from Yeray Gonzalez was truly a special one.

And with that Real Madrid progress into the last 16 of the tournament. Mariano's hat-trick along with strikes from James Rodriguez and a debut goal by Enzo Zidane ensured that Zidane's side romped comfortably into the next round of the Copa del Rey.

90+2' FULL-TIME: Real Madrid 6-1 Cultural Leonesa

Nacho drills in a cross from the left flank and Morgado, under pressure from Mariano, is forced to clear it but he clears it into his own net. 6-1. Real Madrid have now scored 13 goals against Cultural Leonesa.

90' GOAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!! Real Madrid score their sixth. It is Morgado who scores an own goal. Leonesa's dream is turning into a nightmare.

Mariano takes a shot from outside of the box but it is parried away by Leonardo. The ball falls to Terejo on the right flank and he floats in an inviting cross. Mariano gets on the end of it and heads the ball down into the ground and into the back of the net. That's his hat-trick right there and he surely deserved it. REAL MADRID 5-1 CULTURAL LEONESA.

87' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!! Mariano completes his hat-trick.

86' Little under five minutes to go and Real Madrid have their foot off the gas pedal. They are happy to see it off ahead of Saturday's El Clasico.

84' Asensio picks out Odegaard, who is just outside Leonesa's box. The Norwegian then goes for goal but his shot sails wide. Hard to say that he doesn't deserve his goal going by his majestic performance.

82' Substitution: Jaime José Moreno Ciorciari  comes on to replace Jorge Orti Garcia as the away side make their third and final substitution.

80' Enzo releases Asensio down the left hand side but his cross is blocked and we go back.

78' The ball falls to Terejo inside the Leonesa box and he connects with it on the volley - a venomous shot i must add - but it is hits the side netting.

76' Substitution: Casilla is replaced by Orlando Rubén Yáñez Alabart as Real Madrid replace their goalkeeper. No one told me this was a friendly!

74' It is Enzo who breaks down the left and tries to find a teammate but Leandro stops the cross. Odegaard has been at the heart of everything positive for Real Madrid. What a player.

71' Substitution: Gianni who had come on to replace Martinez has to be substituted due to a muscle problem. He is replaced by Abdullah Abdulsalam Alahrak.

This game will not end at 4-1. Mark my words. Both teams are out there to have fun and a scoreline won't stop them from having it.

68' Cultural Leonesa have the first corner of the night and although they failed to convert it, Suarez unleashes one from distance and Casilla has to be at his best to stop it.

66' Almost the hat-trick for Mariano. Tejero floats in a cross from the right but Diaz cannot make proper contact with it under pressure from Leandro and he shoots wide.

3872 days after Zinedine Zidane played his last match for Real Madrid, his son comes on and scores. DREAMS do come true. They do!!!

Odegaard plays in Mariano down the left who squares the ball for Enzo. He first takes a touch and then shoots into the bottom left corner with the keeper caught wrong-footed. 

62' GOOOOOOALLLLL!!!! It is ENZO ZIDANE - who else - who scores his first ever goal in his first ever start for Real Madrid.

We have seen enough of Zizou back in the day, will his son - Enzo - live up to his father's lofty standards. We saw a glimpse of Zizou when Enzo performed 'The Roulette' earlier tonight. Rolling back all those years!

58' Mariano is released down the right by James, the striker races clear but the goalkeeper is quick off his line and puts in a tackle to put the striker of his stead.

55' Odegaard's shot from long distance sails wide of the goalpost.

53' Substitution: Gianni Michel Eugene comes on to replace Benjamin Martinez - This is Leganes' first substitution.

52' It is Mariano again, looking to complete his hat-trick. The striker was in place to bury yet another chance but Tejero's cross evades him. 

50' Toni Suarez at it again as he cuts in from the left but is stopped by Varane. The midfielder goes down inside the box but the referee waves play on. PENALTY? The referee doesn't think that way.

Enzo Zidane's debut has come 3872 days after Zinedine Zidane last played for Real Madrid.

This is the debut of Enzo Zidane - who is 21 years of age.

47' Wide! It is Leganes who have started brightly (pun intended) in the second half. Toni Suarez finds the ball inside the penalty box and takes a shot but is unable to make sweet contact with it as it sails wide.

46' Substitution: Enzo Zidane - son of Zinedine Zidane - comes on in place of Isco.

46' Substitution: Danny Carvajal is replaced by Raphael Varane

We are back underway at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid are 3-1 up but this is far from over. 

Real Madrid have a 10-2 lead over Cultural Leonesa. But tonight was not about the goals or the competition. Tonight is all about Leonesa living their dream and boy they are having some fun while doing so. 

HALF-TIME: Real Madrid 3-1 Cultural Leonesa

It is Yeray Gonzalez who thumps one in from all of 25 yards and Casilla - who got a touch to it - failed to keep it from going in. If Mariano's goal was good this was absolutely world-class.
After some ping pong in Real's half, the ball finally falls to Yeray, who unleashes a bullet from 25-yards out and sends the away support into delirium.


It is Carvajal again down the right, who finds Mariano with a delicious cross. The 23-year-old striker controls the ball with his chest before unleashing a venomous strike - on the half volley - past the goalkeeper. UNSTOPPABLE!!!
Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of that finish!

42' GGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Mariano scores his second of the night. What a strike!

39' Mariano comes close to scoring another after breaking into the opposition's box but his shot is off target.

38' Isco finds himself in some space and takes a shot but it sails wide and Leonesa survive.

37' Nervous moments for Real Madrid as his side are forced into playing a few passes in their own box with Leonesa pressing with all their might.

STAT ATTACK: Mariano's opener in the 23rd second was the fastest goal scored by Real Madrid in Copa del Rey history.

34' Real Madrid break through Odegaard who goes on a mazy run and finds himself just next to Leonesa's goal. But his cross from there fails to find a Madrid player and another chance goes begging.

32' YELLOW CARD: Garrido is booked for a vicious foul on Asensio.

31' YELLOW CARD: Casemiro is booked for a challenge on Gonzalez. He has been guilty of a few lousy challenges.

29' It is now Leonesa's turn now to prod forward and test Real's backline. A cross from the right is directed towards Benja, who fails to direct it goalwards.

27' SAVED! Mariano finds James on the edge of the box and the Colombian tries to bend one in from there but it is saved comfortably by MONTEAGUD. He will have to make many such saves if they are to keep the scoreline from resembling a cricket score.

STAT ATTACK: Martin Odegaard made his first start for Real Madrid today. 679 days after signing for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit.

Leonesa NEED TO SCORE 8 goals if they are to progress to the next round.

It is Carvajal down the right who floats in a dangerous cross and James - who is unmarked in the box - guides the ball into the bottom left corner.

23' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Real Madrid scored the second one. James heads one in.

22' Casemiro with an audacious shot from near the halfway line - attempting to catch the keeper off guard - but it sails wide of the mark.

21' Real win a corner and there is a brief ping pong game in the middle of Leonesa's penalty box but they survive.

19' Real Madrid have started to dominate proceedings now. The team seems to have found the understanding.

Zidane's side play some slick passing in the build-up to the goal and it is a pity that it has been ruled out for offside  It was Carvajal who started the move with a driving run towards the opposition's box before exchanging a quick one-two with Asensio and then laid it off for Mariano to slot home but Carvajal was offside when he received the ball back from Asensio.

17' GOAL! Ohh... OFFSIDE! Mariano scores again but it is ruled out for offside.

15' Leonesa have a free-kick in Real's half after Casemiro brings down an opposition player. Real Madrid clear easily from the resulting set-piece. 

13' It is James down the left for Madrid but his cross is chested to the Leonesa goalkeeper.

11' Now Real Madrid break down the left flank but the attack is stopped after a good tackle by the away team.

9' Victor Diaz to the rescue of his team as Carvajal tries to make something happen from the right.

7' Real Madrid are deep into the opposition half and are trying to find an opening. 

5' Leonesa try to break down the left flank but Odegaard - who is making his first start for Real Madrid - makes a good tackle to win the ball back for his side.

3' Real Madrid are pressing higher up the pitch and the difference between the two teams is evident. Leonesa, wearing very bright shades of Pink - almost Powerpuff girlsesque - have no clue what has hit them. This can get very ugly very fast.

MARIANO scores. It was a poor pass from the goalkeeper to the defender, who under pressure fails to control the ball and Isco takes advantage of it. Robbing him off the ball before laying it off for Mariano, who slotted home with his first touch. This impossible task just got tougher for the away side.

1' GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Real Madrid lead within 30 seconds.

Both the teams observe a minute's silence for the victims of the Chapecoense air disaster.

The teams are in the tunnel as we prepare for kick off. This should be exciting.

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa Confirmed Line-ups

Real Madrid XI: Casilla, Carvajal, Pepe, Nacho, Tejero; Casemiro, Asensio; Isco, James, Ødegaard; Mariano.

Cultural Leonesa XI: Leandro, Garrido, Morgado, Díaz, Bastos, Ortí, Yeray, Cristóbal, Alex, Villa, Benja

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa Preview

Real Madrid are without the holy trio of Bale, Benzema, Cristiano - BBC - and also Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas and Marcelo. Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane will not be too chuffed about the match as the qualification is all but sealed.

For Cultural Leonesa, it will be the biggest night in their history and one they would like to savour. Expect a spirited performance from the away side. 

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa Team News

With the first El Clasico of the season scheduled for Saturday, it is unlikely that Los Blancos will risk any of their stars. Zinedine Zidane's side are already plagued with injuries add to that the 7-1 cushion that they have from the first leg. Martin Odegaard is expected to make his first ever start for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit.

Cultural have all the players available for the match and it will be interesting to see who manager Ruben de la Barrera picks in his starting line-up.

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa H2H (Head to Head)

Real Madrid have only once come up against Cultural Leonesa and that was in the 7-1 annihilation of the Leon-based side on 26th October. Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata grabbed a brace each on the night. Expect a similar showing tonight?

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa Kickoff and TV Listings
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid 
Kickoff Time: 11:30 PM (2330 HRS) IST, November 30, 2016

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa Probable Line-ups
Real Madrid XI (4-2-3-1): Casilla(GK); Coentrao, Nacho, Pepe, Danilo; Casemiro, Kovacic; James Rodriguez, Asensio, Odengaard; Mariano
Cultural Leonesa XI (4-3-3): Vallejo(GK); Fornies, Zuiverloon, Gonzalez, Bastos; Ortiz, Jorge, Suarez; Benja, Gallar, Colinas

Real Madrid vs Cultural Leonesa Match Prediction

Real Madrid romped to a 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa at the home of the Segunda Division B side – Reino de Leon – in the first leg of their Copa del Rey clash. Los Blancos fielded a weakened line-up in the first leg of the clash and the same is predicted for tonight, especially with El Clasico less than 3 days away. Zinedine Zidane’s side should easily record a comprehensive victory against the team, which is two leagues below them