Leganes vs. Real Madrid
In perhaps one of the most stunning defeat in the world of soccer, the men’s soccer team of Leganes defeated the Real Madrid at the ongoing Spanish Copa del Rey quarterfinals tournament with the final score of 2-1 on Wednesday.
The Real Madrid suffered their most disappointing loss, despite overpowering the Deportivo La Coruna with a convincing 7-1 victory before their game against the Leganes.
From the latest sports news update through the Associated Press (AP), the men’s soccer team of Leganes ended the opportunity of Real Madrid in entering the next round at the ongoing Spanish Copa del Rey after defeating them with a stunning 2-1 victory. The fans inside the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid became silent after the shocking defeat of their team.
The fans inside the stadium did not hide their frustrations after the stunning defeat of their team and mocked them with loud voices. As for Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane, he admitted that his team failed to achieve their goal and he is taking full responsibility after the loss.
“We clearly failed,” said Zidane as quoted by the AP. “And I’m the one responsible for it.”
“We were not supposed to be eliminated like this after having won the first leg,” Zidane admitted and considered such defeat as the worst moment of his career being the head coach of Madrid. “I’m upset. It’s a big disappointment. I know it’s a difficult night for the fans.”
In 2017, the team likewise failed to advance to the next round after the quarterfinals when they suffered a defeat against the Celta Vigo.
As for the Leganes, the team is rejoicing to their victory and achieved their dream to overshadow the Real Madrid for the first time after almost 8-season attempts.
“The key was that we believed we could achieve this, even after the loss last week,” said Leganes head coach Asier Garitano. “We played a great match and everything went well,” the news added.
Credit image: Diario AS