Leganes make Copa del Rey history after knocking out Real Madrid

Leganes became the first club in history to dump Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey with a win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday after losing the first leg at home.

Los Blancos had never once in their history failed to defend a first-leg Copa lead at their home ground and Leganes, though much improved this campaign, are still a bottom-half team in La Liga.

The loss is a brutal blow for Madrid, who face the daunting task of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, with Europe’s top prize the only realistic chance for silverware remaining in what has become an unfathomably disappointing season.

Madrid will face three league matches against Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad, before they get their first crack at PSG on February 14.

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