NEWS | 12/01/2018The first leg will be played away from home on Thursday 18 January in a 9:30pm kick-off, whilst the return leg will take place at the Bernabéu at the same time on Wednesday the 24th.
Butragueño: "Leganés are on a thrilling run"
“Leganés are having an extraordinary season, both in LaLiga and the Copa del Rey. They're a team on a thrilling run at the moment and coming up against Real Madrid requires no extra motivation. Their recent results will mean morale is sky-high, so they're set to be very dangerous opposition. We'll need to take a good result over there and then see it through back at the Bernabéu”.
“They're very strong at the back and will look to hit us on the break. They're a solid team who squeeze the very best out of what they're got, and will be highly motivated after their results so far this campaign, which will have made them even stronger. They concede few goals, they're well-armed in defence and up top they can find ways to hurt you".
We're up against opposition, who in theory have nothing to lose but their fans are enjoying their performances this season and the atmosphere at their ground will be something to bear in mind".
Copa del Rey
"It's a beautiful competition. The knock-out rounds always carry that extra thrill because you know either you're through, or you're out; that pushes to the limit at times. The Copa del Rey final is one of the most beautiful games of the year. You're at a neutral ground and it's a match you'll remember for the rest of your life. It's an attractive competition, and it can be dangerous, because one mistake can see you dumped out".
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