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Real Madrid complete 10-1 aggregate thrashing of Melilla

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Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior, center right, celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during a round of 32, 2nd leg, Spanish Copa del Rey. Photo: Paul White/AP Photo

MADRID – Real Madrid trounced third division side Melilla 6-1 in a Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg on Thursday, completing a 10-1 aggregate scoreline to ease into the last 16 of the competition.

Madrid went into halftime with a three-goal lead after Marco Asensio scored twice in three minutes and debutant Javi Sanchez also got on the scoresheet late in the half.

📸 Six of the best at the Bernabéu this afternoon as we ease through to the next round of the Copa del Rey! #RMCopa pic.twitter.com/pZDtRFAKb5

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden)
December 6, 2018

Spain midfielder Isco extended the advantage three minutes into the second half, scoring for the first time since September in his first start under new coach Santiago Solari, while Brazilian Vinicus Jr. hit goal number five.

Solari had made 10 changes from the team that beat Valencia 2-0 in La Liga on Saturday but was still able to field four Spain internationals and three-time Champions League winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

👏 Congratulations to @Frangarcia_11 and @Alvaro10fidalgo on making their official first-team debuts! Well played, guys! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Y467DiABp8

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden)
December 6, 2018

Melilla, a tiny Spanish autonomous enclave in north Africa, managed to give their travelling supporters something to celebrate when striker Yacine Qasmi smashed a penalty beyond Navas in the 81st minute.

Isco restored Madrid's five-goal advantage with his second goal of the game.

Reuters

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