Alcoyano 1-3 Real Madrid: Ancelotti's men progress in Copa del Rey

Alcoyano 1-3 Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti’s men leave it late against third-tier side to progress in Copa del Rey… with two goals in last 15 minutes booking their place in round of 16 after Eder Militao’s opener was cancelled out

  • Real Madrid secured a 3-1 win away at Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey Round of 32
  • Eder Militao fired the Spanish giants in front five minutes before half-time
  • Daniel Vega Cintas then cancelled that opener out with 25 minutes still to play
  • But Marco Asensio’s strike and an own goal earned Real victory in the final 15 

Real Madrid scored twice in the final 15 minutes away at third-tier outfit Alcoyano to progress to the Copa del Rey Round of 16 on Wednesday night.

Eder Militao initially fired the Spanish giants in front five minutes before half-time at the Campo Municipal El Collao, only for Daniel Vega Cintas to pop up with a shock equaliser 20 minutes after the restart.

However, Alcoyano’s hopes of dragging Real into extra-time were dashed late on, with substitute Marcos Asensio and an own goal from Jose Juan moving Carlo Ancelotti’s men into the next round.

Marco Asensio came off the bench to help Real Madrid beat Alcoyano 3-1 in the Copa del Rey

Eder Militao headed Madrid in front just five minutes before half-time on the day

Militao also opened the scoring when the two sides last met one year ago

But Daniel Vega Cintas popped up with an unlikely equaliser for Alcoyano in the second half

The third-tier side looked like forcing extra-time when they cancelled out Militao’s opener 

But Los Blancos scored twice in the final 15 minutes to book their place in the next round

Asensio restored their lead in the 76th minute before Alcoyano’s Jose Juan scored an own goal

One negative for the Spanish giants was Mariano Diaz hobbling off injured in the second half

But Carlo Ancelotti will be a happy man after booking their place in the Round of 16

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