After its biggest win of the season, Real Madrid faces its most embarrassing defeat on Wednesday at their home, and the pressure is back on for coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.
After a series of poor results, Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna by 7-1 to give fans a glimmer of hope.
But few days after a big win, Real Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey with a shock 2-1 loss to Leganes at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Real Madrid stunned by Leganes at home
Real’s coach Zinedine Zidane took full responsibility for the loss and said “I am responsible for all of this. It’s a failure for me”.
Zidane accepted his fate will be decided by February’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
Real held a 1-0 advantage from the first leg but they were outplayed by a team lying 13th in La Liga.
Marco Asensio’s strike gave Madrid a 1-0 advantage in the first leg, but Javier Eraso got Leganes back on level terms and set the tone for a memorable cup tie.
Zinedine Zidane’s side were stunned in the Copa del Rey, losing 2-1 at home to Leganes to fall out of the competition
A thunderous Gabriel Pires header from Eraso’s corner put them back ahead on the night and hoping to face a tie for the first time.
League leaders Barcelona host Espanyol on Thursday, trailing 1-0 from the first leg in the last quarter-final