GIRONA, SPAIN (AFP) - Vinicius Jr featured and Real Madrid steadied the ship as a 3-0 prevail upon Leganes on Wednesday (Jan 9) put them on the very edge of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. 

The 18-year-old Brazilian marked the previous summer topped an electric showcase at the Santiago Bernabeu with a dazzling volley, his third objective for the club and the group's third of the night. 

By at that point, Sergio Ramos had changed over a first-half punishment and Lucas Vazquez multiplied the preferred standpoint to set Madrid on their way to a truly necessary first triumph of 2019. 

It will take a seismic rebound for Leganes to topple the shortage in one week from now's second leg however increasingly vital to the European bosses was the cadence recaptured, following two La Liga amusements without a triumph. 

The home group, who had whistled and waved white hankies on Sunday after the misfortune to Real Sociedad, were likewise treated to seeing Brahim Diaz making his introduction, the 19-year-old falling off the seat following his turn from Manchester City. 

Vinicius was the sparkling light, in any case. The striker was alive to each ball in the last third and his completion, a sweet shot with his body cockeyed, was a triumph for specialized ability. 

He had been at the focal point of things a weekend ago too in the wake of being denied a dubious punishment amid the second 50% of Sociedad's stun win. 

It was Madrid, be that as it may, who were the recipients of a peripheral choice this time as Alvaro Odriozola tumbled out of a tussle with Gerard Gumbau and Ramos committed no error. 

Leganes had begun more brilliant and could have been ahead had Martin Braithwaite been progressively exact with his completing or speedier to a Gumbau go crosswise over objective. 

Rather, Madrid multiplied their lead in the second half when Karim Benzema hooked on to an under-hit back go from Bustinza and teed up Vinicius. He slid in Vazquez to wrap up. 

Vinicius then got the objective his execution merited as Odriozola glided a cross to the back post. Retreating, the youngster balanced his feet previously swiveling into a gymnastic shot, the ball flying into left-hand corner. 

Prior, Antoine Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid edge towards the last eight as they removed a profitable objective from a 1-1 draw with Girona. 

Griezmann's initial shot discovered its way in off both the crossbar and after that goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz however Girona hit back before half-time through Anthony Lozano. 

Neither one of the sides could discover a victor at Montilivi however Atletico will be the more joyful, with the second leg at home still to come one week from now.
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