Real Madrid are into the last 8 of the Copa del Rey along with FC Barcelona. The La Liga’s teams were playing in the domestic league named Copa del Rey this mid-week. After Supercopa winners Barcelona won it against AD Ceuta in the knockout game to register themselves in the Quarter-finals, Real Madrid made an exquisite comeback against Villarreal FC to join them.
Villarreal FC were leading Real Madrid by 2 goals before the first half and it was looking very difficult for the UEFA Champions League’s defending champions to make a comeback in this game. However the second half was fantastic for Carlo Ancelotti’s men as they started the scoring in the 57th minute. It was Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior who opened the scoring.
Central-defender Eder Militao followed Vinicius Junior and scored the equalising goal in the 69th minute. It was levelled up before Madrid’s central midfielder Ceballos scored the winner in the 86th minute to win it for the visitors.
It was a proper football game and Real Madrid won it in the end to secure the last 8 spot in the Copa del Rey (2022/23).