Real open up lead

A review of Thursday night's action in Spain's Copa del Rey, including a first-leg victory for Real Madrid.

Last Updated: 09/01/14 at 22:42 Post Comment

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema celebrates

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema celebrates

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Real Madrid picked up a solid advantage over Osasuna as they claimed a 2-0 win in the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg at the Bernabeu.

Karim Benzema headed home Luca Modric's cross from close range in the 18th minute for the opener before Jese added the second just before the hour mark.

The 20-year-old prodded the ball home moments after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a sitter to give his side a comfortable cushion ahead of the second leg on January 15.

In Thursday's other games, Real Sociedad drew 0-0 against Villarreal while Rayo Vallecano also played out a goalless draw at home to Levante.


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ark clattenburg is one of those referees that tends to get stick from both sides cos he likes to let the game flow and is quite lenient, and people only remember the fouls against their own team that go unpunished whilst not noticing the ones they've gotten away with. To pick up 4 yellow cards with clattenburg in charge speaks volumes about your approach to the game mr pellegrini.

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