VIDEO: Real Madrid 2 – 2 Fuenlabrada [Copa Del Rey] Highlights 2017/18
Gareth Bale provided a superb assist on his return from injury as Real Madrid battled to a 2-2 draw against Fuenlabrada on Tuesday, Zinedine Zidane’s men progressing to the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey 4-2 on aggregate.
Controversial penalties from Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez had given Madrid enough of an advantage from the first leg that Zidane named a team with an average age of 22 years and 156 days, the youngest XI he had picked at the club.
Fuenlabrada were given hope by the inexperienced team named by the Frenchman and the Segunda B side – who held Madrid’s reserves Castilla 0-0 on Saturday – took a deserved lead against their under-strength neighbours.
Luis Milla’s rocket from 25 yards was tipped on to the crossbar by fit-again goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the ball ricocheting off the Costa Rica international and into his own goal.