Spanish Copa del Rey - 1st Leg
Numancia0Real Madrid3

Numancia 0-3 Real Madrid

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale was making his first start in three months

Gareth Bale continued his comeback from injury with the opening goal as Real Madrid recorded an eventually comfortable first-leg Copa del Rey win at Numancia.

Bale hadn't scored in Spain since September but hit a first-half penalty for his fifth goal of the season.

Numancia, fifth in Spain's second division, had Pape Maly Diamanka sent-off on the hour mark.

Isco then scored another penalty and Borja Mayoral headed in a late third.

Bale has been restricted to just six appearances in La Liga this season because of injuries.

Real will look to secure a quarter-final place next Wednesday, but holders Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Celta Vigo.

Line-ups

Numancia

  • 1Mohamedi
  • 17MedinaBooked at 82mins
  • 5Calvo Sanromán
  • 16GutiérrezBooked at 88mins
  • 3RipaSubstituted forValcarce Vidalat 20'minutesSubstituted forMateuat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 18SierraSubstituted forPérezat 63'minutes
  • 22LarreaBooked at 38mins
  • 23Nieto Vela
  • 24DiamankaBooked at 60mins
  • 12Milla
  • 9MarínBooked at 51mins

Substitutes

  • 6Pérez
  • 7Del Moral Fernandez
  • 11Sánchez Romo
  • 13Fernández Abarisketa
  • 14Valcarce Vidal
  • 15Etxeberria
  • 21Mateu

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 2Carvajal
  • 3VallejoBooked at 59mins
  • 6Nacho
  • 15Hernández
  • 18Llorente
  • 24Ceballos FernándezSubstituted forIscoat 74'minutes
  • 17Vázquez
  • 20AsensioSubstituted forHakimiat 85'minutes
  • 11BaleSubstituted forKovacicat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Mayoral

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 5Varane
  • 14Casemiro
  • 19Hakimi
  • 22Isco
  • 23Kovacic
  • 27Tejero
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
8,787

Match Stats

Home TeamNumanciaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home22
Away11

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 4th January 2018

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