Real Madrid in Copa del Rey, and picks up record
Real Madrid Thursday in a spectacular way placed for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. The ‘Royal’ has played in extremis 3-3 are equal on a visit to Seville and that was more than enough after the 3-0 victory last week in the heenduel in their own Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
By the draw in Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán extended Real Madrid still undefeated series of up to forty duels (in all competitions).
Real Madrid got with those long series without defeat, a prestigious record in Spain only in possession. FC Barcelona continued last season, 39 games without defeat. The two rivals shared that record after the victory of Real Madrid at the Granada last Saturday (5-0).
Real Madrid, last year april for the last time, lost in the Champions League VfL Wolfsburg, came to Seville without, among others, star player Cristiano Ronaldo (rest), James Rodríguez, Isco and Gareth Bale (all injured).
Longest unbeaten runs all comps (teams top 5 leagues):
43 – Juve 2011-12
42 – Milan 1992-93
40 – REAL 2016-
40 – Nott. Forest 1978-79
Time of placing
22:09 – 12 January 2017
The lack of that four did clearly feel, because Real Madrid was the underlying party and came by an own goal from Danilo already in the tenth minute in a 1-0 disadvantage. Further suffering continued to be the team coach Zinedine Zidane then saved, after which Marco Asensio three minutes of peace after a beautiful solo for the 1-1 made.
Seville, however, was not started and came through matches of debutant Stevan Jovetic and Vicente Iborra even on a 3-1 lead. That seemed to be the record of Real Madrid impossible and believed the home team suddenly back in the chances of a place in the last eight.
Thanks to late goals from Sergio Ramos (penalty) and substitute Karim Benzema escaped the easygoing and Real Madrid still to a painful defeat: 3-3.
In Italy reached AC Milan difficult the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. The number five of the Series A beat for your own audience, the number eight Torino with 2-1, after a rustsstand of 0-1. Andrea Belotti opened for the visitors in the 27th minute the score.
Only after more than an hour saw the home team’s goal. Juraj Kucka spent the second half on his name. Just three minutes later, Giacomo Bonaventura for Milan ahead of which Torino afterwards nothing more was going to change. In the 87th minute was Antonio Barreca of Torino left of the field after his second yellow card.
AC Milan plays in the quarter-finals against title holder Juventus, that Wednesday with a 3-2 won from Atalanta Bergamo. Last year, beating Juventus in the Italian cup final to AC Milan after extra-time.