Real Madrid and Girona staged a goal fest in the first match of 1/4 of final of Cup of Spain. The report on the game read on “Football 24”.
The Spanish Cup 1/4 final, first leg
Real – Girona – 4:2
Goals: Lucas Vasquez, 18, Sergio Ramos, 42 (penalty kick), 77, Benzema, 81 – Lozano, 7, Grenelle, 66 (penalty)
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Actively fight started “butter” but their ardor cooled a cold shower for 7 minutes. Raul Garcia calmly run down the left flank almost to the corner of the field where shot in the penalty area. And there already absolutely naked ball expecting Anthony Lozano and calmly beat Courtois from inside the penalty area – 0:1! Interestingly, the role of an extra in this episode traditionally for this season was performed by Marcelo.
Girona immediately retreated into their own half, waiting for a new bug of real Madrid in the attack. However, this approach has not justified itself. At least in the first half. Already on the 18th minute, Madrid equalized. It’s Odriosola burst into the penalty area from the right flank and rolled a shot Vasquez Lucas did not make a blunder.
After a few minutes of Odriozola were to bring “creamy” forward, but failed to beat Keeper of the Catalans of Irissa in the melee. At the end of the half, the real claim for a penalty, but the referee even with the help of VAR did not dare to put a penalty for a foul on Modric. But on 42 minutes, Girona fouled even more obvious: Vinicius “clocked” defender on the penalty and that it was shot down in front of the referee. The shootout began to beat Sergio Ramos again and beat the goalie “penalty shot”. To go on a break in Madrid could have even more tangible advantage, but after hitting Benzema in added time the ball was just licking the counter.
The second half of the game, too, passed under the dictates of the real, but the first beat of Girona. In the 66th minute, Marcos Llorente pointless handballed in his own penalty area when a corner and Grenelle easily beat Courtois with a shot from the point.
Missed goal angered “creamy” and they went forward with more gusto. It is, after all, bore fruit, and real scored twice. First, Ramos successfully joined the attack and head shot gate of visitors after submitting Marcelo on the left (the assist Vinicius). And in the 81st minute, Vinicius luxurious pass from the flank created the perfect moment for Benzema, which remains only to substitute the leg to hit the empty net – 4:2.
Both teams tried to score, but before the final whistle the score remained unchanged. However, the question about the winner of the duel and the future semi-finalist and remains open until the return match. Meeting at Montilivi in a week.