How was Villarreal vs Real Madrid for the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey

Away from residence, Real Madrid confirmed loads of resilience to beat Villarreal and advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Carlo Ancelotti’s males misplaced by two targets however relied on the brilliance of the Brazilians – Vinny Jr and Militao scored – to show the recreation round in the second half: 3-2.

  • Villarreal had been far superior in the first half; environment friendly, the hosts opened 2-0, with Kapue and Chukwueze;
  • Real Madrid acquired a scare in two comparable bids, with Mendy bursting into the space and crossing again; Valverde created an opportunity; Rodrigo noticed the defender transfer away over the line;
  • The guests got here again the higher however solely scored after the adjustments made by Ancelotti: Asensio and Ceballos got here on for Rodrigo and Toni Kroos;
  • The reserves had been straight concerned in all three targets and commanded Real Madrid’s comeback;
  • Vinicius Junior scored the first purpose for Real Madrid; Militao equalized and Ceballos sealed the turnaround;
  • The Copa del Rey quarter-finals shall be determined tomorrow (19) in a vast draw.

The troublesome victory removes the starting of the disaster that settled in Real Madrid. The crew got here off the again of defeats by Villarreal in the Spanish league and Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup closing.

Between the two video games, Real Madrid drew with Valencia in the Super Cup semi-final with a penalty shootout victory.

Carlo Ancelotti had a more durable dialog with Rodrigo after the (*16*) was substituted. In the subsequent minute, after the striker left the discipline, Real Madrid scored the first purpose.


The third greatest champions in the historical past of the Copa del Rey, with 19 titles, Real Madrid haven’t been eradicated in the spherical of 16 since 2015/16.

Villarreal, on the different hand, have by no means received the Copa del Rey. The crew has the semi-finals reached in 2014/15 as its greatest marketing campaign in the competitors.

Eder Militao scores for Real Madrid towards Villarreal in the Copa del Rey

Image: Playback/Twitter/RealMadrid

The recreation

  • 1×0: Three minutes into the recreation, Gerard Moreno obtained the ball after being introduced on, dominated properly and scored for Capoue, who adjusted a cross, with no likelihood for Courtois. Great purpose!
  • 2×0: Gerard Moreno paired with Pinot and gave Chukwueze a lovely dig move. The quantity 11, going through Courtois, performs with an enlargement class.
  • 2×1: In the twelfth minute of the second half, Kamavinga handed to Benzema, who defended the ball properly and left it to Asensio. The Spaniard launched Vinicius Junior, who struck first in the penalty space and scored.
  • 2×2: In the twenty fourth minute, Ceballos crossed properly to Benzema, who headed residence. Jorgensen stretched and made an excellent save. However, the ball remained at the ft of Militao, who struggled solely to push it into the empty purpose.
  • 2×3: In the forty first minute, Asensio obtained a really lengthy move from Vinny Jr., however took benefit of the motion and launched it in the direction of the center of the penalty space. Ceballos arrived, hitting low, turning the recreation round and shutting the scoreboard.


Villarreal 2 x 3 Real Madrid

Date: 19/01/2023 (Thursday)

Time: 17:00 (from Brazil)

Occasion: King’s Cup, spherical of 16

place: Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal (Spain)

Referee: Gil Manzano (Spain)

Yellow playing cards: Capue, Baena, Pepe Reina, Parejo and Pau Torres (VIL); Camavinga, Rudiger, Vinicius Junior and Valverde (RMA)

Red card: Pepe Reina (VIL)

Objectives: Capoue, at 3′, and Chukwueze, at 41 minutes of the first half; Vinícius Júnior, at 12′, Militão, at 24′, and Dani Ceballos, at the forty first minute of the second half.

Villarreal: Jorgensen; Foyt (Mandy), Raul Albiol (Cuenca), Pau Torres and Alberto Moreno; Capue, Parejo and Baena; Chukwueze, Yéremy Pino (Nogales) and Gerard Moreno. Technician: Quique Setien.

Real Madrid: Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Rudiger and Mendy; Camavinga, Valverde and Kroos (Onion); Rodrigo (Asensio), Vinicius Junior and Benzema. Technician: Carlo Ancelotti.

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