Asensio, Morata Star As Real Madrid Score Seven In Copa del Rey Rout
Real Madrid easily defeated Cultural Leonesa 7-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-32 tie on Wednesday.
Gianni Zuiverloon’s sixth-minute own goal put early pressure on the heavy underdogs on the day, and Marco Asensio had the defending European champions 2-0 up after 32 minutes.
Cultural Leonesa managed to keep that scoreline until half-time, but Zinedine Zidane’s side turned the screws after the break, scoring a barrage of goals to provide the lopsided scoreline.
Alvaro Morata scored a minute into the second period. And Asensio added his second seven minutes later, before Morata (55th minute), Nacho (68′) and Mariano Diaz (90′) ensured a comfortable return leg for the Bernabeu side, despite a late Benja tally in the 84th.