Marco Asensio and Isco have both twice hit the Bernabeu
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Last updated: 06/12/18 17:56
Marco Asensio and Isco have hit twice each while Real Madrid has directed the Melilla minnows to make their way in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 6-1 romp.
Asensio's doubles came in quick succession amid a burst of activity in the late first half when he found the back of the net twice before defender Javi Sanchez added a third in seven minutes.
Isco scored 4-0 two minutes after the break and then, after the eighteen-year-old Vinicius Junior got his name on the table, he doubled his count.
The Melilla striker Yacine Qasmi left the Bernabeu stadium with something to celebrate after a late penalty was converted, but the leaders of Segunda Division B, Group 4, made a mistake on the overall score of 10-1. The men of Santiago Solari gave him the seventh victory eight outings as head coach.
After leaving the neo-crowned winner of the Ballon d'Oro Luka Modric on 18, Solari had to be patient and it was not until the 33rd minute that the Giants of La Liga had a nose in the lead when Asensio raced at the fullback Dani Carvajal's ball is fired in the bottom corner of Pedro Luis's goal.
Once the seal broke, Real had the tip between his teeth and extended the lead in two minutes when Asensio repeated the venture with the young Vinicius Junior this time providing the ammunition.
The game, as well as the draw, was effectively more than six minutes before the interval when Asensio transformed the supplier to allow Sanchez to help one-third, and Melilla's hopes to keep things respectable made further blow in two minutes from the restart when the captain Isco made a jump home from a distance.
Vinicius went close twice in quick succession and then had two other saved efforts while the home team went to kill, but eventually got his reward with 15 minutes remaining when he completed a pacy break.
Qasmi did not make mistakes from 12 yards after being cheated by Sanchez as time passed, but the truce was temporary and Isco restored the margin by five goals seven minutes from time.
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