The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 28, 2012
 

Real Madrid beat Alcoyano 3-0 in Copa del Rey

 
 

MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid eased into the fifth round of the Copa del Rey with a 3-0 win over Alcoyano on Tuesday and a 7-1 victory on aggregate over the third-division side.

Argentina forward Angel di Maria ran onto a perfectly timed pass from Karim Benzema to open the scoring in the 72nd minute. Jose Callejon then followed up with a goal in the 89th minute and another in injury time.

The Santiago Bernabeu meanwhile welcomed Denis Cheryshev, who became the first Russian to start a match for Madrid.

In other round of 32 matches, Real Betis, Las Palmas, Cordoba, Osasuna and Malaga also went through.