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Real Madrid 1-2 Leganés Copa del Rey quarter-final: goals, as it happened

Gabriel scored a bullet header to send Leganés through to the semi-final of the Copa del Rey on away goals. Benzema had levelled after Eraso's emphatic opener.
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Real Madrid 1-2 Leganés Copa del Rey quarter-final: goals, as it happened

The stands had long been empty, but the Leganés players were still out there. Singing and dancing. Sharing the moment with their families. The commuter town to the south of Madrid stepped out of the shadow on a memorable night at the Bernabéu.

Javi Eraso and Gabriel Pires scored either side of a Karim Benzema equaliser to send Leganés to the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid are now out of the LaLiga title race and out of the cup. If Zinedine Zidane's side fail to navigate the substantial, PSG-shaped challenge they face in the Champions League, they will be on holiday from March. 

It was a night of records for both teams. Leganés will be in the draw for the semi-final for the first time in the club's history. This is the first time Madrid have lost a tie at the Bernabéu after winning the first leg. Madridistas will erase January 24, 2018 from their memories. For Lega, it is another stop on their enthralling journey to the top of Spanish football. 

Real Madrid 1-2 Leganés: as it happened


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