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Isco and Asensio lead Madrid into Copa del Rey's last 16

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and were the big winners in a match that had little at stake for Real

The pair made the most of their chances in a second-string team on Thursday, scoring two goals each in a 6-1 rout of third division Melilla in the Copa del Rey.

Javi Sanchez and Vinicius Junior also netted as the European champion advanced to the last-16 stage 10-1 on aggregate after having won the first leg 4-0 in the small Spanish enclave in

and used to have bigger roles for but haven't been getting many first-team opportunities under new

"I'm very happy for and I'm also very happy for and Vinicius," Solari said.

"They could all be starters for us, otherwise they wouldn't be here." Vinicius played well throughout and claimed his second goal for Madrid with a shot from inside the area in the 75th minute at

was a starter for the first time under Solari and was named He hadn't scored a goal since September but one of his strikes against Melilla came from a superb long-range shot into the top corner.

Asensio, a second-half substitute in the league last weekend, hadn't scored since the first leg against Melilla in October.

went off near the end because of an apparent muscle injury, while Madrid youth players and came on for their debuts as second-half substitutes.


Eibar was the first top-tier club to go out after drawing 2-2 at home to second division Sporting Gijon.

Eibar rallied from 2-0 down on Thursday but was eliminated 4-2 on aggregate.


Levante defeated second division Lugo 2-0 to advance 3-1 on aggregate. and scored late goals for the hosts at

Athletic Bilbao repeated the 4-0 result from the first leg against Huesca to advance 8-0 overall. It was the third win for Athletic in 16 matches this season, and the team's first match since Argentine was fired.

Real Betis defeated third division Racing Santander 4-0 to go through 5-0 on aggregate.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and went through on Wednesday. The draw for the last 16 will be on Dec. 13.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 09:45 IST