Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos blasts teammates after Copa performance

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos blasts teammates after Copa performance

Zidane's Real Madrid failed to beat second division Numancia on Tuesday night although the 2-2 second-leg draw did not prevent them from making it into Friday's quarter-final draw. Numancia hit back in the 45th minute, however, with substitute Guillermo, just on for the injured Higinio Marin, applying the finishing touch to a stunning breakaway goal.

Guillermo, who had just come on for the injured Higinio Marin, found a ideal low cross from Marc Mateu, who was fed on the left with Dani Nieto charging into space.

The home side, however, looked more threatening after the break and they were ahead once again as Vazquez scored his second shortly before the hour mark.

The minnows had Dani Calvo sent off late on for two bookings.

Earlier, Leganes reached the last eight for the first time in their history after losing 2-1 at Villarreal but progressing on away goals after their 1-0 first-leg win at Butarque.

Moroccan global Nabil El Zhar scored the crucial away goal for mid-table Leganes on the half-hour mark.


The 57-year-old manager also won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 and will be looking forward to defending his World Cup title in the summer before a possible switch to Real Madrid.

Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane Wednesday confirmed that he has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the European champions until 2020.

"It's signed", said the French star after his side drew 2-2 with Numancia.

And with Madrid a enormous 16 points adrift of Barcelona in LaLiga, having been held at Celta Vigo on Sunday and after last month's 3-0 thumping at home to their Clásico rivals, Zidane acknowledged his position has weakened. Talking about his simple approach towards managing a big team and the uncertain situations in football, Zidane reckoned that he can't imagine himself as a coach for two, three years.

On Thursday, Levante host Espanyol, Cadiz travel to Sevilla and holders Barcelona welcome Celta Vigo to the Nou Camp.

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