Real Madrid loses in Copa del Rey, Liverpool to fourth round of FA Cup
Real Madrid Wednesday night the heenwedstrijd in the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey against Celta de Vigo surprising 1-2 loss. In the FA Cup, reached Liverpool and Southampton in the fourth round.
For Real Madrid it is the second loss in a row. The ‘Royal’ suffered last Sunday on a visit to Seville, the first competitienederlaag of the season (2-1).
Coach Zinedine Zidane chose against Celta de Vigo for a strong setup. Karim Benzema and goalkeeper Keylor Navas were admittedly on the couch), but, among others, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Toni Duckweed were at the kick-off.
Nonetheless, they were the visitors in the second half surprisingly, the lead came in the Santiago Bernabéu. Iago Aspas signed after 64 minutes for the 0-1.
Marcelo made five minutes later with a hard shot, although for the second half, but a minute later it was already 1-2. Jonny Castro made eye-to-eye with Kiki Casilla no error.
Substitute Benzema got just before time is still a big chance, but the striker failed to get the equalizer. The return to Celta de Vigo is next week on the program.
In England reached Liverpool with a lot of trouble in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The team of manager Jürgen Klopp knew the replay against Plymouth Argyle with a 0-1 win.
Lucas Leiva signed after 19 minutes for a final hit on behalf of Liverpool. The ‘Reds’ needed a goalless draw in the first match again against Plymouth, that on the fourth level.
A few minutes before time was Divock Origi is still the perfect opportunity for Liverpool to a 2-0 lead, but the striker missed a penalty kick.
Klopp chose in the replay, again, not for his strongest lineup. Georginio Wijnaldum was not in the selection of Liverpool.
Also Southampton knew the following round to achieve. The team of Claude Puel was in own home with 1-0 too strong for Norwich City thanks to a late goal from Shane Long.
The attacker signed only after 92 minutes of play for the decisive hit in the St. Mary’s Stadium. When Southampton played Rajiv van la parra the whole match. Virgil van Dijk was missing in the selection and Dusan Tadic was the whole duel on the bank.
Also Newcastle United in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The formation of Rafael Benitez triumphed 3-1 against Birmingham City. At rest, it was already 2-0 by goals from Matt Ritchie (penalty) and Yoan Guaffran.
David Cotterill made twenty minutes before time, even the aansluitingstreffer, but the visitors did not order the end to force it. Ritchie knew in injury time even the 3-1.
In Italy, reached Lazio in the quarter-finals of the cup. The number four of the Serie A defeated on their own field the number fifteen with 4-2. Defender Wesley Hoedt made the second goal for the home team.
The other matches of Lazio came in the name of Filip Djordjevic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile. Stefan the Free and Ricardo Kishna remained at Lazio on the bank.