Real Madrid started their first-leg quest for the Spanish Cup in a convincing manner beating their bitter rivals Barcelona 3-1 at the Camp Nou to get an away goal advantage ahead of the second-leg which comes up on Wednesday.
Obviously, the first 45 minutes of play was fruitless, before Gerard Pique broke the deadlock in the second half and helped their visitors take the lead by scoring an own-goal.
Lionel Messi converted Luis Suarez ill-gotten penalty into a goal to level the sides, before Cristiano Ronaldo beat Pique to put the visitors back at the drivers seat. His celebration earned him a yellow card, that later metamorphosed into a red card after he was caught diving in the 18-yard-box.
The sending-off of Ronaldo was supposed to be an advantage for the Catalans at the detriment of their visitors, but it soon became a source of inspiration for Zidane’s men when Marco Asensio struck to give Madrid their third and final goal of the match.
Obviously, if something went wrong in that match then I think its important to say it that Neymar’s departure from Camp Nou gave room for vacuum. But how soon that would be filled, only time will tell.