- Spanish giants, Real Madrid defeated Segunda division side Numancia 3 - 0 in their Coppa del rey clash
- Returnee Gareth Bale opened the scoring for the visitors
- While substitute Isco got the second goal
A second eleven side of Spanish giant Real Madrid have defeated Segunda division side Numancia 3 - 0 to progress in the Copa del rey.
The victory will be more savored by the Spanish giants knowing that harsh rival Barcelona settled for a 1 - 1 at Celta Vigo and risk being ousted out if they do not put a convincing performance in the return leg.
Gareth Bale who have long been injured started for Real Madrid in a relatively second tier side for the Los Blancos.
It was the visitors that opened the scoring in the 35th minute as Gareth Bale won the battle of wills and sent an unstoppable penalty past Munir into the bottom left corner.
As at the end of the first 45 minute it was Real Madrid that walked to the dressing room the happier of the both sides.
The second half started as expected with much intensity oozing from the visitors.
Substitute Isco doubled the lead for Zidane's side through a penalty - The Spaniard ran up to the ball, stopped and waited for Munir to commit before slotting the penalty into the top left corner.
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Borja Mayoral Moya then rounded up the scoring for Real Madrid in the second minute of extra time with a fine finish.
In other Coppa del rey games Barcelona were held to a 1 - 1 at Celta Vigo, Leganes stunned Villareal with a 1 - 0 and Levante defeated Espanyol 2 - 1 away from home.
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