Real Madrid once again showed his comeback qualities!
Los Blancos came from 2-0 down in the Copa del Rey last-16 against Villarreal to win 3-2 after the break and went up in relief. Yellow Submarine cannot reward themselves after a solid first 45 minutes and must bury their dream of winning the trophy this season.
Villarreal start like firefighters and shock Real Madrid after just four minutes. Veteran Capoue collected a perfect pass from Moreno and Courtois didn’t give the goalkeeper a chance with his shot from a tight angle – 1-0 for the hosts.
The Madrilenians shook briefly and could almost get a draw through Valverde. However, the Uruguayan shot went over the bar (10′).
Real prevents the cup from being delayed
In an intense duel, Yellow Submarine looks more lively as Real Madrid struggle to fend off the hosts’ attacks. Before going to the dressing room, Villareal strikes again. Chukwueze completes the dream mix. The lightning fast Nigerian snaps after a sugar pass from Moreno (42).
Real showed morale in the second round and returned to the match through Vinicius Junior (57). Just a few minutes later, Apuermann Militao used a rebound and scored the equalizing goal (69). Then Real Madrid followed suit and shortly before the end forced Ceballos to score the winning goal (86).
Along with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, Osasuna, Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao have reached the quarter-finals.
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