Real Madrid suffered a second-successive defeat and first at the Santiago Bernabeu in almost a year as Celta Vigo won Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg 2-1.
Real saw a 40-game unbeaten streak end on Sunday night with a La Liga loss to Sevilla and were beaten again as Celta won a sixth-straight game, inflicting their hosts' first home defeat in the Copa del Rey in five years.
Iago Aspas' 64th-minute strike was cancelled out by Marcelo, but Jonny Castro scored what proved to be the...
Real Madrid fell 2-1 to Celta Vigo in their Copa del Rey first-leg quarterfinal tie at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo was given a rare Copa chance in the squad against Celta, however the four-time Ballon d'Or winner failed to make an impact on a day that saw Los Blancos lose for the second straight match after having gone 40 games unbeaten.
And it was the visitors who took the lead on 65 minutes through Iago Aspas, who latched onto a weak Marcelo clearance and fired his left-footed...
Celta Vigo winger Fabian Orellana has accused coach Eduardo Berizzo of being "very disloyal" towards him after being dropped from the squad and told he will never play for the side again.
On Tuesday, Berizzo said Chile international Orellana had shown an "unacceptable lack of respect" but did not go into specific details.
Orellana, who has not travelled with the team for Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at Real Madrid, told Chilean outlet Emol: "Just as the coach didn't enter into...
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in the squad for Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at home to Celta Vigo -- marking a change in policy as he was rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for both games in the previous round of the competition.
Zidane left Ronaldo out completely from the matchday squads for both recent Copa del Rey ties against Sevilla, with the Frenchman appearing to be managing the playing time of the Portugal captain as he nears his 32nd birthday.