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Copa del Rey

Numancia 0-3 Real Madrid Copa del Rey: as it happened, goals

Real Madrid grasped control of their Copa del Rey tie with late goals from Isco and Mayoral, after Gareth Bale had opened the scoring in the first half.

Numancia 0-3 Real Madrid Copa del Rey: as it happened, goals

Real Madrid took a significant step towards the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a comfortable victory against Numancia.

The Segunda División outfit have a reputation as giant-killers after reaching the last eight themselves in 1996. But with the second leg at the Bernabéu to come next week, that will almost certainly be beyond them this time.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring in the first half with a calmly-taken penalty after Carlos Gutiérrez tripped Lucas Vázquez in the box. Pape Diamanka received a second yellow card on the hour mark, reducing the home side to ten men. Despite the numerical disadvantage, they nearly drew level in spectacular fashion, Iñigo Pérez rattling the bar from 45 yards after stealing possession.

Los Blancos took advantage of their opponents' bad luck. Vázquez won another penalty with three minutes remaining and Isco thrashed the ball in to the top corner. Then, in the first minute of added time, Borja Mayoral nodded a third goal at the far post. 

Numancia 0-3 Real Madrid: as it happened


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