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December 18, 2013 3:30 PM EST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ José Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 70000‎
 
 
27′ (PG) Ángel Di María
 
Top of the Match
Ángel Di María
Ángel Di María
Real Madrid
Jesé Rodríguez
Jesé Rodríguez
Real Madrid
Flop of the Match
Kike Alcázar
Kike Alcázar
CD Olímpic de Xàtiva
Morata
Morata
Real Madrid

Real Madrid 2-0 Olimpic de Xativa: Di Maria and Illarramendi stave off upset

Carlo Ancelotti's side had drawn the first leg of the Copa del Rey clash but two first-half goals made sure of its place in the last 16 of the competition

By Enis Koylu

Angel Di Maria Casemiro Real Madrid Olimpic Xativa Copa del Rey 12182013
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Real Madrid eased into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 victory over Olimpic de Xativa at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti's side had failed to break down the minnows in the first leg just under two weeks ago, but first-half goals from Asier Illarramendi and Angel Di Maria saw Madrid stride into the next round.

Buoyed by their goalless draw at home in the first fixture between these two sides, the visitors began the game in an adventurous mood, but without really troubling Madrid.

The hosts gradually began to showcase their superior quality and Di Maria chipped a free kick inches over the bar after Francis was adjudged to have taken the ball out of his box in his attempts to claim a threatening through ball.

The Argentine winger was involved once more in the move which led to the opening goal, lifting a delicious ball into the danger zone on the quarter-hour mark which Jese squared to Illarramendi to place into the back of the net for his first goal for the capital club.

Shortly afterwards, the second arrived. Isco attempted to head a wild ball across the face of goal to keep the attack alive and it struck Kike Alcazar on the arm.

The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Di Maria managed to score - albeit with the ball striking the post after a strong palm from goalkeeper Francis.

The two goals knocked the wind out of Olimpic's sails. It sat far further back in an attempt not to concede the ball and Madrid was happy to keep possession, with the match effectively wrapped up.

The second half followed much the same pattern as the latter part of the first. Madrid was in complete control of the ball, while the Segunda B outfit was happy not to be on the end of a cricket score.

The hosts had a few flashes; Casemiro saw a long-range effort shoot wide of Francis' post, Jese made a great run into the box only for his square pass to find a blue shirt and Xabi Alonso had an ambitious strike easily saved by Francis.

Towards the end of the match, Olimpic streamed forward once more, but was unable to find a goal which would have gone down in the club's history.


Real Madrid

1
Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Pepe
Defender
81′
3.00
15
Daniel Carvajal
Defender
66′ 76′
3.00
17
Arbeloa
Defender
3.00
18
3.00
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
48′
3.00
22
Ángel Di María
Midfielder
27′
4.00
23
Isco
Midfielder
69′
3.50
24
Asier Illarramendi
Midfielder
15′ 58′
3.50
20
3.50
21
Morata
Striker
2.50

CD Olímpic de Xàtiva

2.00
-
3.00
-
Peris
Defender
2.50
-
3.00
-
3.00
-
Belda
Defender
84′
2.50
-
Samu
Midfielder
3.50
-
Denís
Midfielder
3.00
-
Jordi Marenyà
Midfielder
63′
2.50
-
Pau Franch
Striker
71′

Substitutes

25
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12
Marcelo
Defender
76′
 - 
2
Llorente
Defender
 - 
14
Xabi Alonso
Midfielder
58′
3.00
9
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Substitutes

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Jacobo
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
-
J. Mosquera
Midfielder
71′

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
5 0
Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
4 1
Ángel Di María Ángel Di María
Midfielder
Real Madrid
4 1
Raúl García Raúl García
Midfielder
Atlético de Madrid
4 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 2