Real Madrid Qualified to Copa Semifinals, After 1-0 Victory Over Atletico Madrid (20 Jan 2011)

Atletico Madrid’s ambition to qualify for the Copa semifinals got vanished after they lost to Real Madrid with 0-1 yesterday. On the first leg, Atletico also lost with 1-3, which made their score aggregate to 1-4.

The match started with a domination from the host, with a great control of the ball, also a sharp attacks through the Madrid’s defense. However, Los Blancos defense were too strong and extra tight, which failed all the attacks.

But on 22 minute, Sergio Ramos made a brilliant pass to Cristiano who stands inside the penalty box. Cris quickly grab the chance and shot the ball hard, and into the left corner of the net. Fast as a bullet. 1-0 for the Whites.

On the second half,it was Madrid’s turn who dominate the match. But until the of the match, Madrid failed to add their second goal.

However, the match turned out to be a harsh game. The ref had to threw out 9 yellow cards during the 90 minutes of the match.

Atletico Madrid got booked with 3 yellow, while Real Madrid with 6 yellow cards, received by Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos,  Gago, Albiol, Arbeloa, and Vieira da Silva, a junior player.

For the semifinals, Real Madrid will face Sevilla , while Barcelona will meet Almeria.


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