Real Madrid all but confirmed their spot in the last eight of the Copa del Rey following an emphatic triumph over Alcoyano. José Mourinho’s side started its domestic cup campaign in a powerful fashion, making a huge step to advancing to the next stage.
Karim Benzema opened up the scoring, before Kaká demonstrated how he is working his way back to top form by scoring the second goal before half time.
The recharged Brazilian’s efficiency was the highlight for Real, as well as excellent showcases by the young players in the team who had been given the chance by Mourinho.
Nacho Fernández, Álex Fernández and Álvaro Morata began for the away side, and José Rodríguez came out in the second half to score Real’s third goal with a neat finish.
Alcoyano were compensated for ther perseverance and narrowed the deficit when Javi Lara curled in a fantastic free kick from out wide, but the goal was merely a consolation goal as Madrid never really looked concerned or under threat. The goal was a wake-up call for Real Madrid, though, in what was a straightforward 90 minutes, and Karim Benzema was on hand once again to make it 4-1 and kill the game, and probably Alcoyano’s Copa del Rey run, off.