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2dRob Train

Asensio comes to Madrid's rescue

Real Madrid were lethargic and disjointed in a match they looked like they wanted no part of, but Marco Asensio secured a narrow win over Leganes.

2dDermot Corrigan

Zidane hopes win is 'turning point' for Real

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hoped his team had turned a corner following a difficult recent time, when speaking after the Copa del Rey win.

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2dPA Sport

Asensio's late winner lifts Real in first leg

Real Madrid took a small step toward ending its crisis on Thursday, defeating Leganes 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first leg.

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3dSam Marsden

No drama at Barcelona despite defeat

Obituaries are usually written when Barcelona lose but following the end of their unbeaten run, the mood is decidedly more upbeat this time.

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3dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo rested for Madrid trip to Leganes

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for Thursday evening's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at Leganes.

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3dSam Marsden

Pique confident Barca 'can turn things around'

Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets expect Barcelona to bounce back quickly after their 29-game unbeaten streak was brought to an end by rivals Espanyol.

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3dDermot Corrigan

Niguez: Atleti can bounce back vs. Sevilla

Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez said his team still believe they can turn the tie around, despite blowing a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at home to Sevilla.

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3dSam Marsden

Messi miss adds to off night for Barcelona

He may be one of the best players of all time, but Lionel Messi doesn't like penalties. His miss underlined a poor night for Barcelona vs. Espanyol.

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3dJoseph Walker

Costa in form but Atletico fall anyway

Diego Costa rates 8/10 for Atletico Madrid while Stefan Savic graded 2/10 during loss to Sevilla at the Copa del Rey.

4dDermot Corrigan

Zidane can't imagine Ronaldo leaving Real

Ronaldo has let it be known that he has decided to leave the Bernabeu next summer, but Zidane said he does not imagine the star playing anywhere else.

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7dJoseph Walker

Oblak, Gameiro star for Atleti vs. Eibar

Atletico Madrid won again as Jan Oblak was stout in goal and Kevin Gameiro scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Eibar.

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9dDermot Corrigan

Copa draw: Madrid vs. neighbours Leganes

Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno says he expects a "dangerous" tie against neighbours Leganes.

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9dSam Marsden

Messi world's best 'by a distance' - Alba

Jordi Alba labelled Lionel Messi "the best player in the world by a distance" after the two combined for three of Barcelona's goals on Thursday.

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9dRichard Martin

Messi 10/10, Alba 9/10 in rout of Celta Vigo

Barcelona delivered maybe their most visually pleasing performance of the season and Lionel Messi and Jordi teamed up to dismantle Celta Vigo 5-0.

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9dPA Sport

Messi stars with brace as Barca cruise

Lionel Messi had two goals and an assist as Barcelona cruised into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo.

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10dMatt McGinn

Vazquez a bright spot for shaky Madrid

Real Madrid's backups outside of Lucas Vazquez struggled again but a draw vs. second-tier Numancia was good enough to progress in the Copa del Rey.