With Nico Paz as a starter for the first time, Real Madrid advanced in the Copa del Rey

The Europibes continue to grow in Europe. On this occasion, it was the turn of Nicolas Pazwho this Saturday started for the first time in the Real Madrid. It was in the 3-0 victory against Arandina, for the 16th final of the Copa del Rey.

The Argentine born in Spain had already added minutes in seven games with Merengue this season, and even scored his first goal as a professional in the 4-2 victory against Napoli in the Champions League. However, Carlo Ancelotti I had never included him in the starting eleven. Although that changed in the second White House duel in 2024…

During his visit to Arandina, a team that competes in the Second Federation (the fourth category of Spanish football), The Italian coach decided to give Nico Paz the starting job for the first time in his career. The midfielder played 70 minutes and was later substituted when the match was already 2-0 in favor of the Madrid team. During his time on the field, the player completed 87% of the passes he attempted, although he lost possession on 12 occasions.

Finally, Real Madrid took the victory thanks to goals from Joselu (penalty), Brahim Díaz and Rodrygo. Nacho, against, scored a goal for the promotion team and made it 3-1. In this way, the White House was among the 16 best in the contest and will have to wait for the draw to find out its next rival.

Nico Paz, starter for the first time.  (EFE)Nico Paz, starter for the first time. (EFE)

Now, Merengue will travel to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Spanish Super Cup. This Wednesday, the white team will face Atletico Madrid in the semifinals of said tournament and, if they advance, they will face Barcelona or Osasuna in the grand final next Sunday. If summoned, Nico Paz will have a great chance to become champion for the first time with the first team.

Correa’s goal in the victory of Atlético Madrid

In another of this Saturday’s duels, Atleti did their homework in Galicia and advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. They beat, quite awkwardly, Lugo (third category team) 3-1- Angelito Correa He started and scored a goal. Nahuel Molina He was also there from the beginning, Rodrigo de Paul entered the ST.

Atletico Madrid 6-1-2024

Correa’s goal for Atlético Madrid

Atlético, in front of seven thousand people, opened the account quickly: two minutes later a cross arrived into the area from the left and the former San Lorenzo pushed it to make it 1-0. It was his fifth goal of the season. The issue seemed simple, but the humble owner of the house balanced his forces and in the 39th minute he surprised with the 1-1 score.

For the ST, Simeone, displeased with the performance of his team, made three changes. One of them was the entry of De Paul (Correa left). Together with Koke and Griezmann, also admitted, they tried to change the face of the Cholo team. The Dutchman Memphis Depay ended up wearing the hero suit with a double in eight minutes to give the visitors the victory. They worked a lot more than necessary, but they moved on to the next round.

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