Former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas scored one and made one as Celta Vigo beat Real Madrid in their first-leg Spanish Cup quarter-final.
Zinedine Zidane’s team had gone 40 games without losing but they have now been beaten in their last two matches and it is turning into some season for Liverpool reject Aspas.
He failed to score in 14 games on Merseyside but back at home club Celta his form has taken him into the Spain team and he scored against England last November.
Celta Vigo celebrate edging back in front just moments after Real pulled level as Jonny scored the decisive goal
Celta stunned Zinedine Zidane’s team as they struck straight after conceding and the Bernabeu fell silent
There were riotous scenes with the away fans who celebrated a famous win for their club at the home of Real Madrid
Aspas celebrates with both arms raised aloft as Cristiano Ronaldo waits impatiently to get the game back underway
Marcelo celebrated what he thought could prove to be a decisive goal but his side soon let in another
Casilla, Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Danilo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio (Morata), Lucas (Kovacic), Ronaldo
Navas, Nacho, Isco, Mejia, Benzema
Goals: Marcelo (69)
Alvarez, Jonny, Roncaglia, Mallo, Cabral, Bongonda, Hernandez, Diaz, Wass, Radoja, Aspas
Blanco, Gomez, Fontas, Gueye, Sisto, Guidetti, Rossi
Goals: Aspas (64), Jonny (70)
Here he was running rings around Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane as a sluggish Madrid were stunned at the Santiago Bernabeu and must now turn around their cup tie next week in the second leg at Baliados.
The first 45 minutes were frustrating for the Liga leaders. Ronaldo was playing with his back to goal as the team’s centre-forward but the ball was not sticking to him.
He had the ball in the net from Luka Modric’s cross but he was offside when he received the pass. He also went down in the area but the referee correctly waved away his half-hearted appeals for a penalty and might have even booked him for a dive.
Celta threatened on the break through the lively Aspas and they were upset with the referee who booked Marcelo Diaz and Pablo Hernandez but let Casemiro off with a warning after he barged Aspas off the ball.
Zidane tried to perk his team up ten minutes into the second half when he brought on Alvaro Morata for Marco Asensio. Just before the hour mark the change almost had the desired effect but the striker’s shot was just over Sergio Alvarez’ bar.
But Celta continued to threaten on the counter-attack and on minute 64 they got their goal. Theo Bongonda raced away down the left taking advantage of Danilo poor positioning. When he crossed Marcelo’s flicked clearance fell straight at the feet of Aspas and he beat Kiko Casilla with a shot straight down the middle that eluded the keeper’s dive.
Iago Aspas collected the ball before firing above Kiko Casilla to give the visitors the lead and silence the stadium
Celta Vigo players celebrate their side’s opener as they congregate around Aspas who broke the deadlock
Cristiano Ronaldo hurdles over Gustavo Cabral as the Real Madrid talisman shows his athletic prowess
Lucas Vazquez fights off Celta Vigo’s Roncaglia who holds onto the shirt of the Real Madrid attacker in a challenge
Marcelo made amends almost immediately. Celta cleared their lines straight to the left-back and he sent a ferocious volley goalwards turning to celebrate as it sailed past Alvarez via a deflection from defender Facundo Roncaglia.
Real Madrid were back on terms but 60 seconds later they were behind again.
Aspas was the architect this time sliding the ball through for Jonny Castro who drew Casilla who sent the ball past the advancing keeper.
Roncaglica and Vazquez go to ground as they collide in a battle for possession during the first half of action
Zinedine Zidane was aiming for his side to get back on track after suffering defeat in La Liga to Sevilla
Somthing caught the eye of Cristiano Ronaldo as he peered up into the air and seemed distracted from the match
The Santiago Bernabeu was in full voice for the visit of Celta Vigo in the opening leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter finals
Ronaldo became frustrated as the first half wore on with his side struggling to convert their chances in front of goal
Aspas had tormented Real Madrid all night and he further wound-up Sergio Ramos when he feigned a facial injury as the two went up for a header. He was taken off on 80 minutes much to the relief of Real Madrid’s defence.
Karim Benzema came on as the clock ticked down and blazed over from his first opportunity. That was Real’s last clear-cut opening and they must now put things right in the second 90 minutes.
There was more cup magic on Wednesday when Alaves winger Ibai Gomez came on as an 88th minute substitute and scored in the 90th and 94th minute to give his team a 2-0 first-leg lead over Alcorcon.
Barcelona visit Real Sociedad and Eibar face Atletico Madrid on Thursday in the other cup quarter-finals
Danilo cowers as the ball lands beyond his head with Theo Bongonda prepares to bring it under his control
Real started a strong line-up with the likes of Luka Modric given the nod in a game Los Blancos were taking seriously
Ronaldo left the field visibly frustrated as he suffered an off night but credit must go to the tenacious visitors
Real will have to pick themselves up and improve when they travel to face their opponents in the second leg
Celta are now just 90 minutes away from the Copa del Rey semi finals but must get through the second leg unscathed