Print Edition - 2017-01-20 | Sports
Celta inflict shock defeat on Real
- copa del rey
Jan 20, 2017-
After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as Celta Vigo took a 2-1 first leg lead from their Copa del Rey quarter-final match at the Santiago Bernabeu.
All three goals came in a six-minute spell midway through the second-half as strikes from former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas and Jonny either side of Marcelo’s reply for Real handed Celta a famous win.
Real can still salvage their quest for a first ever treble of Cup, La Liga and Champions League, but now need to score at least twice when the visit Balaidos for the second leg on January 25.
“I am not worried,” insisted Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. “It is not a good moment for us, two defeats (in a row), but we can overcome this. We still have the return leg to go.”
Copa del Rey Results
Real 1-2 Celta
Alcorcon 0-2 Alaves
Published: 20-01-2017 09:06