Former Chelsea forward Eden Hazard scored the winning goal as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 1-2 in the Copa de Rey, MySportPlug reporting.
The Belgian made it counts after a long time which he has been struggling to score goals for the club as he is linked with a return back to Chelsea where it all started for him after being bought from Lille in 2012.
ELCHE VS REAL MADRID FULL MATCH REPORT
So many good work coming from both teams who gave a good account of themselves in the first half of the encounter which wasn’t too much fun despite all the opportunities that all ended with nothing happening for both ends.
Real Madrid started as the better side who had everything going well for them but their problem was making it count all through as their finishing let them down on many occasions leading to their manager complaining so much from his area.
Elche were solid in making life difficult for their opponent who pressured them so hard but they didn’t get any chance of cutting through on goal or getting the ball go past the goalkeeper who also made sure he was at his best in the first half.
It ended in the first half 0-0 as Real Madrid Vs Elche resumed the second 45 minutes with the same mindset of scoring the opening goal was a difficult task all through the entire 90 of football played between both clubs going forward.
The match was still on same pace like the first half with nothing happening despite all the amount of opportunities created mostly by Los Blancos who were dominating things on the pitch but couldn’t make anything count from their free spaces to operate.
It was just yellow cards being received by both teams who were growing frustrated with how the scoreline was, and the referee was forced to make some caution as the encounter carried on until it ended in the second half with Real Madrid Vs Elche still goalless.
The extra time was where all the action went down with Eden Hazard making sure he delivered after being brought into the game which could have easily seen him not make an appearance, but thanks to how things prolonged in the encounter he got his leg on the pitch.
The match quickly turned bad as Marcelo was sent off in the 102nd minutes leaving his side to 10-man against their opponent who scored the lead in the 103rd through an outstanding finish coming from Gonzalo Verdu to make the scoreline 0-1.
Isco leveled things for the home side in the 108th minute making the game come alive after a fantastic work from the team who already had one man sent off coming from behind to equalizer after an assist Daniel Ceballos delivered to make the scoreline 1-1.
It was Eden Hazard time as the former Chelsea man who is linked with a return to Stamford Bridge scored in the 118th minutes of extra time putting his side on the lead after a spectacular with assist from David Alaba to make it 1-2.
Pere Milla was shown a second yellow card for Elche as they lost to Real Madrid 1-2 who advance into the next stages of the Copa de Rey having won the encounter despite going down earlier including one man short, but it didn’t stopped them from moving on.