Real Madrid V Leganés - As it happened.
FT: REAL MADRID 3-0 LEGANES- The hosts have one foot in the next round thanks to goals from Ramos, Vazquez and Vinicius. While it may not have been entirely comfortable at times, Solari's side are back to winning ways after a strong second half display.
CHANCE MADRID- Isco goes close with a low drive from the edge of the box! Unfortunately for the midfielder, the ball was aimed juts the wrong side of the base of the upright.
CHANGE MADRID- Benzema is replaced by Cristo for the closing stages of the first leg.
CHANCE MADRID- Isco lets fly from range, but Cuellar produces another great stop!
CHANGE MADRID- Once more the goalscorer is subsequently replaced, Vinicisu makes way for Brahim Diaz to make his debut!
GOOOOAAAALLLL MADRID! 3-0! Vinicius produces a sublime volley to add a third goal for the hosts!
CHANGE MADRID- Vazquez is replaced by Isco for the final twenty minutes or so.
GOOOAAAAALLL MADRID! 2-0! Vazquez gets the hosts' second of the match. A defensive mistake is capitalised on by Vinicius, who has the wherewithal to square the ball to his team mate, and Vazquez has the easy task of slotting into an empty net. Madrid have control in this tie!
CHANCE(s) MADRID- Vinicius goes close with two consecutive efforts, but a combination of keeper and defence helps Leganes clear the danger.
YELLOW CARD MADRID- Nacho goes into the book
CHANCE MADRID- valverde takes aim from the edge of the box, but his effort flies yards over the bar.
CHANGE LEGANES- Gumbau will make way for Silva for the second half.
And we are back underway in Madrid, with the hosts holding the most slender of leads in the tie.
HT: REAL MADRID 1-0 LEGANES- The hosts lead at the break thanks to Ramos late penalty. In truth, the scores are harsh on Leganes, who have had the better chances, but alas, their failure to take them has been their own undoing.
GOOOOAAAAALLL MADRID! 1-0! Captain Ramos demonstrates supreme composure to put his side into the lead. His stuttering run up out-foxes the keeper, as he puts the ball into the opposite bottom corner of the net.
BOOKING LEGANES- Gumbau is booked for the related incident.
PENALTY MADRID- Reguilon is bundled over by Gumbau and the hosts have a spot kick.
As half time approaches, it is safe to say that its hard to believe the scores are still unbroken. Can either side grab the lead before the break?
CHANCE LEGANES- Keylor Navas is forced into a fine stop to deny Braithwaite's near post drive!
CHANCE LEGANES- Braithwaite is proving a total menace! The striker breaks through the Madrid back line and Ramos is forced into a last ditch tackle to deny a shot on goal.
Just around half an hour gone in this tie, and despite the score line being goalless, it has sure had its fair share of chances. Madrid have had the lion's share of possession, but visitors Levante have arguably had the best opportunities so far in the half.
CHANCE LEGANES- The visitors immediately go up the other end of the pitch and nearly score themselves. Braithwaite broke clear, but when the chance came, he dragged his shot narrowly wide of the post!
CHANCE MADRID- Reguilon breaks into the box and falls down under the pressure of a Leganes challenge. The youngster appeals for a spot kick but the referee waves the shouts away!
A great chance well and truly wasted there, as Gumbau blasts the ball high and wide of the target! He had to at least get that on target there!
FREE KICK LEGANES on the edge of the Madrid box.
Phew! Well if the first ten minutes of this tie were slow to get going, the second have produced a flurry of chances with which either side could have opened the scoring! No goals yet, but if play continues like this, then one should come along very shortly indeed.
CHANCE MADRID- Valverde takes aim from long range, his shot deflects and Cuellar is forced to watch the ball keenly into his arms! That could have gone anywhere.
CHANCE LEGANES- The visitors try their luck with a headed effort courtesy of debutant Braithwaite from the resulting corner, but it is aimed straight at Navas and the veteran catches with ease, clearing the danger.
CHANCE LEGANES- The visitors break down the left hand side, and but for the late intervention of Ramos, any once of two attackers could have prodded home from mere yards out!
CHANCE MADRID- Benzema in the thick of it once more! The Frenchman lets fly from the edge of the box, but his shot deflects inches over the bar! The hosts are just clicking into gear here...
CHANCE MADRID- Benzema latches onto a great cross from Reguilon, but his header is smothered by Cuellar.
CORNER MADRID- the hosts have a chance to put the ball into the box.
Ramos opts to go under the wall with his shot, but it is tame, and deflects harmlessly towards the Leganes net. A waste of a great opportunity there.
FREE KICK MADRID- The hosts have a set piece in a great area on the edge of the box. Can they test the Leganes goal here?
CHANCE MADRID- ceballos takes aim from the edge of the area, and curls a forceful effort towards goal, but Leganes stopper Cuellar deals with the danger.
CORNER LEGANES- The visitors have a chance to load the box here.
The opening stages of the game have passed without any chances of note for either side. Both teams seem content to settle slowly into the encounter.
Will Madrid bounce back from their last match, a home defeat to Real Sociedad? Or will Leganes repeat their heroics from last season, and pull off a shock victory? We'll have to wait and see...
And we are finally underway !
Just ten minutes before kick off takes place in Madrid. The teams are due to take to the field shortly to complete the pre-match formalities before proceedings can get underway.
The teams have emerged on the pitch to commence their pre-match warm ups!
Just as the starting XI's are being announced here, the teams have begun to arrive at the stadium:
Next presenting the starting XI for the visitors, CD Leganes: Cuellar; Juanfan, Bustinza, Siovas, Rodri, Gumbau, Perez, Recio, El-Zhar, Braithwaite, Merino.
And now for some team news, starting with the hosts, Real Madrid: Navas; Odriozola, Ramos, Nacho, Reguilon, Ceballos, Casemiro, Valverde, Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius.
The stage is ready to welcome the two sides.
Before we announce the team news for this evening's cup tie, here's a glimpse of the form of the two sides heading into the clash:
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the Copa del Rey round of 16 tie between Real Madrid and CD Leganes from Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Live build up, team news and text coverage to come shortly...