Ten-man Real Madrid survive Copa Del Rey test against Fuenlabrada

Ten-man Real Madrid survive Copa Del Rey test against Fuenlabrada

- Madrid faced third-tier Fuenlabrada in the first-leg of the Copa Del Rey last 32

- Two penalties from Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez gave Madrid a 2 - 0 win

- Fuenlabrada's Paco Candela and Real Madrid's Jesus Vallejo both shown red cards

Real Madrid secured a 2 - 0 win over third-tier Fuenlabrada in the first-leg of the Copa Del Rey last 32 last.

Zinedine Zidane's decision to make numerous changes to his side was justified as two second half penalties helped secure the win.

Marco Asensio proved to be the inspiration at the Estadio Fernando Torres with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric all missing.

10-man Real Madrid secure 2 - 0 win over Fuenlabrada

Asensio opened the scoring for Madrid in the 63rd minute. Photo: Real Madrid/Twitter

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The Spain international made the breakthrough after 63 minutes via a penalty kick.

Substitute Paco Candela was dismissed for picking up two cautions within seven minutes of his introduction and Lucas Vazquez netted the second goal via the spot to double the lead for Zidane's men.

10-man Real Madrid secure 2 - 0 win over Fuenlabrada

Zidane's men head to the second leg full of confidence. Photo: Real Madrid/Twitter

Madrid debutant Jesus Vallejo received a straight red card for a lunge on Fuenlabrada captain Luis Milla.

Los Blancos have won this competition only twice since 2000 and coach Zinedine Zidane made six changes to the side that beat Eibar last weekend.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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