Spain: Jese returns, Real Madrid routs third-tier Cornella in Copa del Rey
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez scored on his return after nine months out injured to polish off Real Madrid's 5-0 thrashing of third-tier Cornella in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday.
James Rodriguez led Madrid with two goals as the defending cupholders eased into the round of 16 on a 9-1 aggregate score.
In first-leg matches, Athletic Bilbao needed Borja Viguera to score in injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw at third-tier Alcoyano.
Alcoyano striker Francis Ferron opened in the 32nd minute and hit the post in the second half.
Espanyol took control of its tie against Alaves with a 2-0 away win thanks to Christian Stuani's double.
Madrid and Cornella played their first leg in October so Madrid can participate in the Club World Cup later this month.