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Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid fail to beat Girona; Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid fail to beat Girona; Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

Wednesday evening’s Copa del Rey action kicked off with Girona hosting Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

The Argentine coach has failed to beat Girona in recent times and it was not different as the game ended 1-1.

Antoine Griezmann started and he opened the scoring after just nine minutes when his thunderous drive went in off the crossbar and beat Gorka Iraizoz.

The home side would not be out done however, levelling soon after when former Barcelona B man Anthony Lozano curled a delightful effort past Antonio Adan.

Chances were then few and far between in the second half as Atleti seemed to play for a score draw, taking the vital away goal back to Wanda Metropolitano next week.

Following that tie, Getafe and Real Valladolid played out a fairly even tie at Coliseum Alfonso Perez, which was narrowly won by the home side.

Jose Bordelas’ men had the lions share of the ball but failed to convert any of their ten chances on goal.

However, the lively Angel Rodriguez made sure the home side took a lead into the second leg – scoring in the dying minutes.

Villarreal and Espanyol played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Estadio de la Ceramica.

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The visitors had taken a two goal lead thanks to goals from Sergi Darder and Alex Lopez, but late goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Carlos Bacca ensured the tie is very much open the next leg.

The final game of the evening saw Real Madrid and Leganes play it at a largely subdued and unhappy Santiago Bernabeu.

The visitors were largely the better of the two side’s in the first half, seeing new signing Martin Braithwaite come close in no less than three occasions.

Despite their clear cut chances, Mauricio Pellegrino’s side would find themselves behind moments before the half time break when Sergio Ramos scored from the penalty spot.

Lucas Vazquez would add a second in the second half, before being replaced by Isco and it was icing on the cake when lively forward Vinicius Jnr hammered home a superb volley to ensure a first leg advantage for the home side.