Spanish Copa del Rey - Real Madrid 1-0 Sevilla FC

Karim Benzema Celebrates

Copa del Rey - Real Madrid 1-0 Sevilla FC

Lyon striker, Karim Benzema's goal won the match for Real Madrid on 26th Jan 2011 at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan — Sevilla in the 17th minute. The 21 year-old French international made a 41 million euro (£35.8 million) move to Real Madrid last summer.

Real Madrid currently 2nd spot, have played 7 games and accumulated 16 points, home record W3 D0 L0 in the last 3 games and away record of W2 D1 L1 in the last 4 games in the Spanish Cup Copa del Rey.

Previously, FC Sevilla has played four Spain Primera Division games this season on Estadio. On home ground, Sevilla have won 3 drawn 0 loss 1 games.

Real Madrid will host the 2nd leg next week facing Barcelona who whalloped Almeria 5-0.

Real Madrid manager, Mourinho changed from a "conservative" field set up to a more "attacking" system in the second half. 

The match ended on a negative note when Real Madrid star goalkeeper Iker Casillas received a plastic bottle to his head straight after the final whistle brought him down on the turf. The match was too over heated thanks to Sevilla FC aggressive pre-match messages & were warned that something violent may occur. The incident may cost the Club a sanction when the "Spanish Football Anti-Violence Comission" does a review.

Sevilla: Palop; Sánchez (Caceres 17), Alexis, Escudé, Navarro, Navas, Zokora, Romaric (Renato 51), Perotti, Kanoute, Luis Fabiano (Negredo 75).

Madrid: Casillas, Ramos, Albiol, Carvalho, Arbeloa, Alonso, Khedira, Diarra (Marcelo 56), Ronaldo, Özil, Benzema (Di Maria 68).

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