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Madrid reach Copa del Rey semi-finals

Published: Tuesday 28 January 2014, 22.55CET
Cristiano Ronaldo had a rare off night but Real Madrid forged on to the Copa del Rey semi-finals regardless, Jesé's early goal completing a 2-0 aggregate win against RCD Espanyol.
Madrid reach Copa del Rey semi-finals
Jesé celebrates his early strike against Espanyol ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 28 January 2014, 22.55CET

Madrid reach Copa del Rey semi-finals

Cristiano Ronaldo had a rare off night but Real Madrid forged on to the Copa del Rey semi-finals regardless, Jesé's early goal completing a 2-0 aggregate win against RCD Espanyol.

Real Madrid CF are the first team to confirm their place in the last four of this season's Copa del Rey, a 1-0 win against RCD Espanyol in the Spanish capital completing a 2-0 aggregate success.

The result was never in doubt after Jesé struck after seven minutes, chasing down Xabi Alonso's ball over the top and controlling before supplying a calm finish. Cristiano Ronaldo had a rare off night in front of goal, passing up a number of decent opportunities, but it was to be of no consequence, Víctor Sánchez's dismissal 12 minutes from the end making Espanyol's cause even more hopeless.

The remaining quarter-final ties conclude on Wednesday and Thursday night.

Athletic Club (0-1) Club Atlético de Madrid
FC Barcelona (1-4) Levante UD
Real Racing Club Santander (1-3) Real Sociedad de Fútbol

First leg scores in brackets

Last updated: 28/01/14 23.01CET

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