Hello andwelcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Extra-time goals from Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. ensured that Real Madrid advanced into the Copa del Rey semifinal. Real will join Barcelona, Osasuna and Athletic Club to complete the last four.
REAL DOUBLES ITS LEAD!! VINICIUS JR IS THE MAN! A solo run from the middle as the Atletico defense gave him unnecessary space. The Brazilian capitalises on the mistake and slots it to the lower right corner.
Atletico is constantly losing posession. Real is clearly enjoying the man advantage and that is evident from the frequent attacks it is making
Rodrygo OUT Mario Martin IN; Nacho OUT Alvaro Ordiozola IN
Depay puts in a dangerous long ball in an attempt to setup Carrasco inside the box but Courtois is there to avert the danger
Real starts what will probably be the last 15 minutes of the match, considering it is in the lead with Atletico being a man down
One added minute
REAL IN FRONT!! KARIM BENZEMAAAA!! Asensio from the right puts in a low cross towards Vinicius who miscues it but Benzema is there to tap it in!
SAVIC IS SENT OFF AFTER RECEIVING 2 YELLOWS. This time it is yet again for a rash tackle on Camavinga
Vinicius is booked for arguing with the referee
Real gets a free kick after Savic pulls Vinicius down
Vinicius deep inside the penalty box schools Savic and tries to go for glory but hits it wide
Depay gets the ball rolling for Atletico
With that comes the end of 90 minutes. Rodrygo scored within 10 minutes of coming on to the pitch to even things out and we are moving to extra time
Five added minutes
Griezmann misses a scoring opportunity as he miscues a hit inside the box. Extra-time looks like a real possibility now
De Paul OUT, Kondogbia IN; Koke OUT, Saul IN
REAL EQUALISE AND IT IS THE SUPER SUB RODRYGO! Brilliant solo goal for the Brazilian as he toys with three defenders before finding the near post
Griezmann tries to find a running Carrasco inside the box but Courtois runs forward to collect the ball safely
Kroos OUT, Asensio IN
Lemar OUT, Carrasco IN; Correa OUT, Depay IN
Free kick for Atletico and it is at a very dangerous position just outside the box. Griezmann takes and WHAT A SAVE THAT WAS! Courtois does very well to reach the top left corner to stop a stunner
Valverde OUT, Rodrygo IN
Cebellos gets a yellow card for his challenge
Simeone’s defense is being as compact as possible. The Real front line is unable to breach the defense for a while now
HUGE MISS! Valverde from the right puts in a wonderfully worked curling cross directled towards Benzema. But Benzema fails to convert it as the ball goes past the Frenchman
Alvaro Morata OUT, Witsel IN
WHAT A SAVE!! Benzema lets out a shot in close quarters but Oblak dives to deny him. Vinicius was waiting for the rebound but the defense stepped up to clear the ball
Reinildo is shown the yellow after a rash tackle on Militao
Nacho from way outside the box tries a low kept long ranger. The ball goes agonisingly close past both Vinicius and Benzema. Goal kick for ATM
Camavinga on the left flank dishes out a powerful cross towards Benzema but the former French forward miscues it
Morata charges towards the penalty box before he trips and falls with Militao right beside him. The Spaniard asks for a foul but the referee thinks otherwise and says play on
Morata starts the proceedings
A half which saw equal attacks from both sides but the visitor is leading at the end of first 45 minutes due to a brilliantly worked team goal. Real, on top of being a bit complacent, has lost Mendy early to an injury. An interesting last 45 minutes on the cards
Two added minutes
De Paul is booked after pushing Ceballos down
An injured Mendy is off and is replaced by Dani Ceballos
Mendy seems to have picked up an injury and is signalling the bench that he may not be able tp continue. Real is now playing with just 10 men for the time being
Nacho on the right puts in a powerful long ball inside the box. It finds Valverde who tries to convert from a volley but hits it wide
Yet another attack from ATM. Molina and Morata link up on the right and passes it into the box but no one is there to receive it
Free kick for Real after Savic’s rash tackle on Vinicius. Kroos takes it and ALMOST SCORES! WHAT AN EFFORT. The ball was travelling inside the post but takes a deflection off Militao’s head!
ATM attacks relentlessly. Correa on the right starts the attack as he puts in a pass to find Molina. The Argentinian then tries a pass inside the box but it is defended well
Counter from Real Madrid. Militao puts a through ball, Valverde’s first touch is excellent. The Uruguayan tries a long ranger but Oblak looks untroubled as he saves it quite easily
Another attack from Atletico. Griezmann on the left flank blazes past two defenders and passes it to Lemar, who then tries a one-two with Griezmann but Militao cuts the attack with a timely tackle
ATLETICO IN FRONT!! MORATAAA!! Molina gets the ball inside the box from Koke and unselfishly passes it towards Morata who taps it home as Atletico takes lead!
Molina from the right does well against Kroos and puts in a lofted ball to the left in an attempt to find Lemar but the ball travels much faster than he anticipated for a RMA throw in
Attack finally from Real. Modric orchestrates it on the right but Reinildo cuts and concedes a corner. Modric takes it but nothing comes off it
Real taking things slow but maintains constant posession. Ancelotti’s men are also not committing to any attacks for the time being
SO CLOSE!! Vinicius gets a dangerous throughball just outside the box. The Brazilian dribbles past a couple of defenders inside the box and tries to find Benzema but Reinildo’s sliding effort keeps the ball out
Corner for Atletico and Lemar takes it. He choses not to go aggresive and puts in a short pass in an attempt to find Koke but fails as the defense intervenes
A Nacho-Miliato linkup on the right creates space. Militao runs into the final third and puts in a low cross but Hermoso is there to deflect it
Counter from ATM. Morata takes the ball forward and attempts to find a running Griezmann who is inside the box but Rudiger intercepts
Vinicius gets his first touch of the match as Real Madrid starts left to right. Quick attack from Real as Valverde initiates it Camavinga takes it inside the box before being cut off by a defender
The players have made their way out of the tunnel and are lined up for the team photo. Ancelotti has gone with a 4-3-3 formation while Simeone has opted for a 4-4-2 setup.
We are just minutes away from witnessing the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. Rivals Real and Atletico will go head to head for a chance at Spanish glory.
Real Madrid and city rival Atletico Madrid meet in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Friday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Defender David Alaba is back in Madrid’s squad but Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eden Hazard will not be available for coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Madrid is trying to reach the Copa semifinals for the first time since 2018-19, when it lost to Barcelona. It last won the competition in 2013-14.
Atletico is back in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2017-18, and hasn’t reached the last four since 2016-17, when it was eliminated by Barcelona.
Its last Copa title was won in 2012-13. In the other quarterfinal Thursday, Athletic Bilbao visits Valencia, last season’s runner-up.
When and where is the Copa del Rey quarterfinals between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid hapenning?
The Copa del Rey quarterfinals between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will be played at the Santiago Bernebeu stadium on Friday (IST).
The kick-off is scheduled at 1:30am
Streaming and live telecast information:
Unfortunately, the Copa del Rey quarterfinals between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will not be live streamed or telecasted in India.
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