Real Madrid finishes off Espanyol, reaches Copa del Rey semifinals
MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid beat 10-man Espanyol 1-0 at home Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 aggregate score.
Having won the first leg 1-0 in Barcelona, Madrid entered the match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium already in control and quickly sealed its place in the semifinals when Jese Rodriguez scored in the seventh minute.
Espanyol never seriously tested Iker Casillas in the opposite net even before Victor Sanchez was sent off in the 77th with his second yellow card.
Madrid will play the winner of the quarterfinal between defending champion Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. Atletico leads 1-0 heading into Wednesday's second leg.
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