Welsh star Gareth Bale continued his fine form since returning from injury after he scored the opener in a 3-0 win over their 10-man hosts Numancia in the 1st leg of their Spanish Copa Del Rey Round of 16.
Bale gave Madrid a first half lead from the penalty spot before second half goals from Isco (penalty) and Borja Mayoral made it a comprehensive we win thus rendering next week’s second leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu almost academical.
In the pick of the other ties, Champions Barcelona were forced to a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo in their first leg clash at the Balaidos.
José Arnaiz’s early strike for the Catalan giants was cancelled out by Pione Sisto to setup a mouthwatering second leg match at the Nou Camp.
Espanyol 1-2 Levante
Celta Vigo 1-1 Barcelona
Numancia 0-3 Real Madrid
Leganes 1-0 Villareal
Las Palmas 1-1 Valencia