Published:  01:10 AM, 11 January 2019

Real Madrid beat Leganes, Atletico held


Real Madrid avoided the upset this time, beating Leganes 3-0 on Wednesday to move closer to the last eight of the Copa del Rey.

After being eliminated by Leganes in the competition's quarterfinals last season, Real Madrid cruised to a first-leg victory at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Sergio Ramos netted his 100th career goal to put Madrid ahead, and Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior added to the lead. "It's a great result, having scored the three goals and not conceding any," Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez said.

 Despite playing with Antoine Griezmann for nearly an hour, Atletico Madrid couldn't manage more than a 1-1 draw at Girona. Griezmann opened the scoring less than 10 minutes into the match but Anthony Lozano equalized for the hosts in the 34th.

"Both teams had chances of winning this match," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. In other first-leg matches, Getafe defeated visiting Valladolid 1-0 with a stoppage-time goal by Angel Rodriquez.

-AP, Madrid

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