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Unionistas CF USL
Álvaro Romero 56'
Real Madrid RMA
Bale 17',Góngora 61' (pp),Brahim Diaz 91'

Unionistas 1-2 Real Madrid live online: Copa del Rey 2019/20

Valverde on the ball for Real Madrid v  Unionistas in the Copa del Rey

Unionistas vs Real Madrid: as it happened!


GAME OVER! Brahim finishes it for Real Madrid in the second half. It was Bale who gave them the lead before Romero equalised. Brahim scored (might have been an OG) one before getting the third at the end to put the tie to bed.


Casemiro sends it out to Brahim. He runs through a couple of defenders and buries it into the bottom corner.


Casemiro sends it out to Brahim. He runs through a couple of defenders and buries it into the bottom corner.


Ball cleared and then sent in again and headed back to Areola.


Carvajal with a foul on Romero as Unionistas send everyone up the field.


Brahim hits the post again, the other one this time. He wants a corner but not dice.


Vinicius takes off down the left and into the penalty area. He wins a corner.


Ayoze Placeres off for Alvaro Morillo.


Brahim just rattled the post with an effort. So close! Lovely strike and then the ball is fired in and Jovic nearly turns it home. That would have been it.


Madrid trying to take the sting out of Unionistas attack. They hold the ball and try to see this one out.


Romero with a lovely ball into the box. Nobody there to greet it.


Isco on for James.


Diego Gonzalez on for Javi Navas.


Unionistas threatening again. Shot comes in and it's blocked out for another corner. Balle is sent in and De La Nava gets a knee to it. Very close to being an equaliser for Unionistas. Areola does well to save.


Free for Unionistas and it's headed towards Areola. He gets down to save but it's a fairly handy one for him.


Jovic on for Benzema.


Benzema with another effort. This time it hits the side netting with his left again.


Vinicius inside to Benzema. Out again and eventually they lose it. Romero breaks but he has it robbed off his foot. Benzema strikes and it's wide. 


Madrid a little calmer now. Vinicius takes off down the left. The play it around the middle and it's through to Brahim. He loses it under his feet and it's out for a goalkick.


Ball in behind looking for Javi Navas but it's too long and out for a throw to Real Madrid. Unionistas do still look dangerous.


De La Nava with another chance. Areola saves it and it's out for a corner. Wide open at the back from Madrid and it's a corner. 


Ball across the box. Brahim scrambles it home. That's heartbreaking. Marcelo with the ball across the box and Brahim gets to it as he falls over himself. Kicked off the post and home by the Unionistas player but it should, maybe, go down as Brahim's goal as it was rolling in anyway.


Madrid suddenly under pressure to get a second. 


The fans absolutely loving this.


Vinicius straight up the other end. He crosses and it's dangerous but Unionistas manage to clear.


GOAL! Unionistas with the goal. He just came on. Romero with the finish. He curls it into the top corner. 


Carvajal tries to play Brahim through on the right. He gets the ball to him but it's too heavy and it's out for a goalkick.


Alvaro Romero is Unionistas first sub. He replaces Ivan Garrido.


Bale off for Brahim Diaz.


Corner for Unionistas. Cleared at the front post and Vinicius is played through by James. Counter is ended as Unionistas respond. 


How did James miss. Bale deliver across the box by Bale and it rolls all the way to James but he strikes and Pereiro saves. Corner for Mdrid.


Marcelo makes a move into the penalty area but the ball is won back by Unionistas.


Striker from De La Nava and it's blocked up into Areola's hands. The home side attacking to start the second half. 


We are back underway for the second half in Salamanca.

The referee blows for half-time. Some decent chances for Madrid but Unionistas have looked dangerous too. Bale strike, deflected and not very cleanly hit, the difference at the break.


Into stoppage time in the first half.


Chance for Madrid. Vinicius sends it whizzing across goal and Gongora clears.


Long ball down to Bale but he can't make it in time. Way too much pace on it.


Unionistas dangerous on the break again.


Corner is taken short and Garrido takes it into the box before blasting it wide.


Reall good break byt Unionistas. Cross from the right and Carvajal has to head out for a corner.


Bale crosses to Benzema now and he heads back into the middle. Cleared. But Madrid moving up a gear with the half-time break approaching. They want another one as a cushion heading in after 45.


Lovely link up between James and Casemiro. The Colombian play it sideways, continued his run and the Brazilian found him again over the top. He clips it forward and it hits the crossbar and out for a goalkick.


Areola free Vinicius down the right this time. He chases and gets it, playing it back to James when he sees no options ahead of him.


Benzema finds a bit of space in the penalty area. He strikes with his left. Good effort too but it hits the side netting as the keeper sees it off. Madrid looking dagerous when they attack.


Bale with a stepover and cross. Cleared by Unionistas. 


Casemiro slings one out to Vinicius.


Marcelo bundles Javi Navas out of the way now and no free. Don't know what Javi Navas did to this ref but he's giving him nothing.


Ball is sent into the box but it's caught by a Unionistas player before being cleared by Madrid.


James takes Garrido out of it after he plays the ball forward. He pleads innocence but his crumpled opponent on the ground next to him proves him guilty in the eyes of the referee. Free for Unionistas as they have a chance to send it into the box.


Another nice chance for Unionistas. Gongora with the ball on the left. He clips it into the box with the outside of his left but that's not going to do. Over everyone.


Javi Navas with a run that sees him beat two Madrid players. His through ball is blocked but the home side are playing well.


Vinicius tries a little flick with the outside of his boot in the penalty area but it's not very good. 


Javi Navas tries to round Marcelo but the Brazilian gets a nick and it's out for a throw. Real Madrid have faded since the goal. Unionistas with a couple of efforts but mostly from distance. Madrid keeping them at arm's width for now.


Corner. It's sent high and long to the back post. Miles over everyone and out for a goalkick.


Another strike. It's Javi Navas this time and he shoots from distance too. Blocked before it makes its way to Areola. Out for another corner.


Ball whipped in and it's headed by someone in amongst a crowd. Looks like it's going towards goal but it's not and Real Madrid clear. Unionistas trying to respond. 


Shot comes in from Gongora. He launches it from distance and Areola saves out for a corner. 


BALE! GOAL! Ball clipped into the box and it's headed up into the air. Bale chests it down and strikes with his right. It's a tame effort and takes a deflection but dribbles by the keeper. 0-1.


James to take now. He hits it and it bounces up into the keeper's waiting arms.


Madrid really taking control now. Casemiro gets the ball and tries to play it to Bale but he's taken out of it by Gongora. Free outside the box.


Vinicius caught offside again.


Bale is limping. Something amiss with him it seems as he chases a ball and then stops. He keeps goig down to check his ankle, it looks like.


Vinicius breaks free down the left and into the penalty area. He's offside and his cross into the danger area was blocked anyway as he gets clattered too. 


Bale gets it but Unionistas win it back before it's kicked off Casemiro and out for a goalkick. He wants a corner but the referee says it goes back to the keeper. Real Madrid starting to control this one now.


Garrido hits the ground now after colliding with Nacho. He's holding his face but it's back to Areola, no free, and play continues.


Bale chases a pass down the right and Mangado steps in front of it and clears. 


Unionistas holding their own now with the ball in the middle. Ball sent down to Garrido and it's over his head. Back to Areola and played up to Benzema. He turns around and tells his teammates to calm down. They're launching passes in behind. No luck for the striker so far.


Carvajal to Nacho and then to Marcelo. Long ball down to Benzema but he's offside.


Javi Navas is battered into by Militao and the referee doesn't give a free. 


Unionistas win it back but Bale sneaks in and takes it off Gallego's toe. Gallego looks to have injured his hand, or arm, in the process.


Ball out to Javi Navas but he can't control it as it slides under his foot. Another throw for Madrid. Marcelo takes. 


Real Madrid on the ball to start. Marcelo plays the ball to Vinicius but Unionistas win it back and counter. The pitch really not in great nick as it bobbles its way over the sideline. Throw for Real Madrid.


We are underway in Salamanca.

We are ready to go at Las Pistas. Teams on the field and exchange handshakes.

Vicente del Bosque, Spain's World Cup-winning manager, is a paying member of the club and also Dani Rovira, the famous Spanish actor and comedian.

Salamanca was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218, is one of the oldest universities in Spain and the third oldest western university.

It's currently 4 degress in Salamanca and we are just 20 minutes from kick-off. That temperature will surely drop but pretty chilly. 

Just regular seats. This is just wonderful.


Vinicius seized his chance against Sevilla. He had a couple of very dangerous runs as Rodrygo starts to cool off after an incredible start.

Casemiro and Valverde start tonight too. Valverde missed the game against Sevilla because of suspension but is back in tonight. Meanwhile. Vinicius cameo against Sevilla was enough to earn him a start.

Unionistas have been offered sponsorship deals for tonight's game from bookmaker's and they have declined those offers as they always have. Could have made a lot of money but they chose the values they have instead. Noble. 

Unionistas XI: Brais, Gallego, Zubiri, Ayoze, Piojo, Navas, Andrés, De la Nava, Garrido, José Angel, Góngora.

Zidane was forced to field questions about Bale and James again ahead of the game and starts them both tonight. Big chance for James, in particular, but it should keep things quiet for another couple of games anyway.

Odriozola recently joined Bayern Munich and that means Carvajal has no replacement at right-back. He has to play in pretty much every game now and that probably won't bode well for his hamstrings.

Zidane calls Bale and Benzema back into the team after missing the Sevilla game. 

Real Madrid XI: Areola, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Valverde, James, Bale, Benzema, Vinicius.


Salamanca, by the way, is beautiful. You should go if you've never been. It had been snowing quite heavily there in the days leading up to the game though.

They used to be Salamanca but they went under in 2013. Their owner then preferred that they filed for bankruptcy rather than try to save the club. But from the ashes, Unionistas were born. They have been promoted twice now and are in Segunda B. They are a member-driven club and each member pays €190 a year to get the €400,000 necessary to run the club.

If you want to know a bit about Unionistas, have a read of this tweet and the ones that follow it. 

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Unionistas of Salamanca versus Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey! Kick-off coming your way at 21:00 but we'll have team news and build-up before then. 


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