WATCH: Real Madrid lead in extra time against ten man Atletico Madrid

For the second successive Copa del Rey tie, Real Madrid have come from behind to lead against their opponents. Having come from 2-0 down against Villarreal last week, Los Blancos have overturned a deficit against city rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday night.

Alvaro Morata have given Atleti the lead in the first half, as he finished off a beautiful team goal. Diego Simeone’s side led for almost an hour, but were pegged back when substitute Rodrygo swept through their defence and finished beyond Jan Oblak.

No more goals in the regulation 90 minutes meant that extra time was required, with both sides in search of a winner. The extra thirty started terribly for Atleti, who had Stefan Savic sent off for a second bookable offence.

Real Madrid made them pay, and of course, the goal came from their talisman and captain, Karim Benzema. Marco Asensio’s cross broke to Benzema, who volleyed beyond Oblak to give Real Madrid the lead.

Real Madrid just need to hold on for a few more minutes, and they will join Barcelona, Osasuna and Athletic Club in the semi-finals of La Copa.

Tags Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Karim Benzema Real Madrid

1 Comment

  1. How good were Nacho and Camavinga tonight? Ceballos with crucial interceptions again.
    Benzema and Vini started off terribly but managed to score. Hopefully they will build on that.

    Remember, Camavinga had to play out of his natural position and offered a masterclass on the wing. Inbefore Carletto converts him to a LWB.

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