Real Madrid 1 – 2 Leganes : Los Blancos crashed out of Copa del Rey

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NPL Sports, 25th Jan: Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Leganes in the quarter-final second leg last night, meaning they exited the competition on away goals rule.

Their only hope of silverware this campaign now lies in the Champions League and Ronaldo was raging with the prospect of only winning one piece of silverware this campaign.

The Portugal international was absent from the squad as he recovered from a bruised eye.

But according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, the attacker has demanded to president Florentino Perez that three players are axed from the squad.

Those are Kiko Casilla, Achraf Hakimi and Marcos Llorente. The trio all started the match against Leganes but were unimpressive with their displays.

Manager Zinedine Zidane has already outlined that there will be no more transfers at the Bernabeu in this transfer window.

But with his job now hanging by a thread, Ronaldo has reportedly taken his concerns upstairs to the Real hierarchy, according to Don Balon.

Los Blancos trail Barcelona by 19 points in the La Liga table. So all of their hopes are now pinned on the Champions League.

But they face a tricky last 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain – a match which is expected to define the fate of Zidane.

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