Real Madrid 2-2 Fuenlabrada Copa del Rey: goals, action, match report
Real Madrid progress to the Last 16 of the Copa del Rey despite sharing four goals with third-tier Fuenlabrada on Tuesday evening.
Luis Milla put the minnows ahead in the first half with a swirling shot from the edge of the box, with a helping hand from Keylor Navas’ shoddy goalkeeping. Fuenlabrada then hit the crossbar in the second half before Borja Mayoral converted Gareth Bale’s sumptuous cross just after the hour mark.
Mayoral profited from Bale’s resourcefulness again on 70 minutes to put Madrid ahead, but the visitors secured an historic draw in the last minute through substitute Álvaro Portilla.
Los Blancos go through 4-2 on aggregate thanks to victory in the first leg. But it was a woefully stodgy performance at the Bernabéu.
MOTM: Gareth Bale. The Welshman made an immediate impact after coming on as a substitute, setting up both of Mayoral’s goals. He now has more assists (5) than Isco or Cristiano Ronaldo (4 each).