A final gasp objective from Marco Asensio gave a just about second string Real Madrid a 1-Zero first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.
The 21-year-old midfielder transformed a cross from French full-back Theo Hernandez from the centre of the field.
That ended a run of three matches with out victory for Zinedine Zidane’s struggling galaxy of stars, although the likes of world participant of the 12 months Cristiano Ronaldo, Welsh winger Gareth Bale and French striker Karim Benzema had been overlooked.
Leganes had been organised in defence and prepared to launch counter-attacks, with the European champions struggling to trigger them issues.
But Asensio’s late intervention gave Real a a lot wanted enhance following final weekend’s 1-Zero defeat at house to Villarreal that left them 18 factors behind arch rivals Barcelona in La Liga.
And in contrast to Barca, who misplaced 1-Zero to their metropolis rivals Espanyol on Wednesday, and Atletico Madrid, crushed 2-1 at house by Sevilla, Real are at the very least in command of their quarter-final tie within the competitors that appears more likely to provide them their finest probability of silverware this season.
The second leg can be performed subsequent week.