Isco and Asensio lead Madrid into Copa del Rey's last 16

Lynette Rowe
December 8, 2018

Although Madrid boss Santiago Solari made 10 changes to the team that beat Valencia 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday, he still named four Spain internationals and three-time Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

The home team started as they meant to go, pressing Melilla, who looked exhausted from the first minute, lacking the energy to keep up with Madrid's frantic attacking, and Marco Asensio rediscovered his golden touch against the minnows, scoring twice and laying on a lovely assist for Javi Sanchez, who took his attempt like the very best of #9's around.

Real Madrid progress to the round 16 of the Copa Del Rey after thumping Melilla 6-1 this afternoon at the Santiago Beanebeu putting their aggregate score at 10-1 after the two legged event.

Asensio's double came in quick succession amid a flurry of activity late in the first half as he found the back of the net twice before defender Javi Sanchez added a third inside seven minutes. "That's what we all want to see out on the field against Melilla". "I think that in a style of play like City's he could do very well".

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"We have been solid and good in attack".

"I'm happy for what the veterans did, the youngsters of the first-team squad and the homegrown players who debuted".

Real Madrid are now fifth in the La Liga table, five points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that after the humiliating 3-0 loss to Eibar at the weekend, Real Madrid fans have sent an SOS message to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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