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Madrid has many lives


Real overcomes a much superior Atlético in the first half and comes back in extra time to qualify as the semifinalist after an intriguing and very cup-bearing duel


Madrid took advantage of a wonderful match, intriguing and very cup-bearing from start to finish, so given to playing many games in just one.

A Real capable of overcoming a much superior Atlético in the first half, of snatching up one of those author comebacks and then anguish against an opponent with 10 in the last half of extra time.

Vinicius redeemed him from the final burden, who seconded Rodrygo and Benzema as scorer on the night that Camavinga graduated with a note.

A quarter-final duel with many curves that left Atlético upset, who had their grip on the Cup.

RMAreal Madrid


Courtois, Nacho (Álvaro Odriozola, min. 114), Rüdiger, Ferland Mendy (Dani Ceballos, min. 43), Eder Militao, Modric, Kroos (Marco Asensio, min. 73), Camavinga, Federico Valverde (Rodrygo, min. 69 ), Vinicius Junior and Benzema

Athletic ATM


Oblak, Mario Hermoso, Savic, Nahuel Molina, Reinildo Mandava, De Paul (Kondogbia, min. 82), Correa (Depay, min. 74), Lemar (Carrasco, min. 74), Griezmann (Pablo Barrios Rivas, min. 90 ), Koke (Saúl, min. 83) and Morata (Witsel, min. 63)


0-1 min.

18: Morata.

1-1 min.

79: Rodrigo.

2-1 min.

103: Benzema.

3-1 min.

121: Vinicius Junior.


César Soto Grado

Yellow cards De Paul (min. 44), Reinildo Mandava (min. 54), Mario Hermoso (min. 61), Dani Ceballos (min. 68), Savic (min. 97) and Koke (min. 106)

From the outset, Simeone's team seemed to have metabolized that the ball is not a cumbersome device.

At least, he showed it from the beginning in Chamartín, where the rojiblancos flowed like almost never before.

And always with the ball as support.

The Griezmann effect, perhaps.

Today the Frenchman, much more than a striker, is the great mattress currency, his crank.

He was joined by Koke, De Paul, Lemar and the rest of the Cholo convoy.

A prosperous team with the ball, patient when it was convenient, spicy if the occasion arose.

The Metropolitan team took it for granted that there is a base camp, that the middle is not a halt.

With the ball like a sucker, Atlético scanned the game very well and consumed Real.

Carrasco and Griezmann lament after a failed goal chance.

Rodrigo Jiménez (EFE)

Too busy for the withered Kroos and Modric, back in front.

They did not harass the white flyers, they did not tune in to their centrals.

Each visiting movement behind the backs of Camavinga and his partners was a torment for the whites, who neither went nor closed.

Just some commotion from Vinicius, cleanly kidnapped between Nahuel and Savic.

Morata's goal came in the way of this new Atlético.

Touch by touch, they connected a few rojiblancos until Koke plugged in Nahuel, who rhymed with the visiting striker, and Morata scored from close quarters, almost under the crossbar.

Vinicius resigned before the Argentine side.

He did not want to know anything about his arrest.

There was no help from Kroos either.

Ruler of the game, Atlético only had enough blanks near Courtois.

Nor did the local team give warnings, just a lateral free kick by Kroos that Militão cleared.

In the first act, that was all at the Oblak ranch.

One step from the break Mendy fell, injured.

With the World Cup on the horizon, Ancelotti gave Ceballos a clue and Camavinga, French-style, went to the left side, with Kroos as the axis.

Morata scores the only goal for the rojiblanco team.JUANJO MARTIN (EFE)

The truce suited Madrid.

Back, a more ardent, more abrasive team.

another chassis.

The classic joint Madrid that responds to the bugle call from the Bernabéu.

Atlético no longer found refuge in the ball, fastened by the whites.

another volume.

Camavinga ventilated as a winger.

And without Atlético's dealing with the ball, Kroos and Modric had a breather.

With Simeone's box surrounded, Valverde almost sealed the tie with a heel shot after a cross from Nacho.

And Oblak had to take flight before a shot from Benzema that Vinicius did not herd by a miracle.

The loose Atlético of the first period forced to a role of resistance, with what this implies in Chamartín.

Simeone withdrew Morata to shelter with Witsel.

At times, Simeone's group managed to shake off Real, squeezed during the initial half hour of the second stage.

Courtois intervened with lead hands before a foul by Griezmann and Witsel almost hit with a Chilean Versailles.

But Madrid has many lives.

Oblak tries to stop Rodrygo's launch. Rodrigo Jimenez (EFE)

Ancelotti pulled all the cavalry, with Rodrygo and Asensio.

The party had tonnage, no one remitted.

And less Rodrygo, player of sparks, so many times he makes a comet.

The Brazilian, messianic, plunged into the balcony of the visiting area, unchained Witsel, sent Hermoso into the gutter, left Savic behind, endured Nahuel's shock treatment and gave a pass to the net with his instep outside of the right foot.

More than a great goal, no matter how much Oblak was not the best Oblak.

Atlético noticed the jolt.

From Atlético who gave the ball a chatter to a hasty, tense Atlético.

Simeone lined the team with marble, with Kondogbia and Saúl, but he lacked mettle and precision to catalyze any counter against an already boneless opponent in the middle, with the only perches being Modric and Ceballos.

Without remedy, the duel went to extra time.

With the entry of Barrios for Griezmann, Simeone completely altered the two most advanced lines.

No trace of the three initial midfielders or the three strikers.

With less basket, Ancelotti did not exhaust the changes, with Modric before a marathon, until at the end Nacho and Rodrygo creaked.

Atlético did not link, Real did not stop envying, with more reel at the beginning of the third half.

Especially after the expulsion of Savic for mowing down the commendable Camavinga after being reprimanded for a ball with Vinicius.

Witsel moved into center back and Rüdiger instantly nearly scored with a header.

Prelude to 2-1.

Asensio was encouraged to cross with his orthopedic right boot, Rodrygo and Vinicius did not reach the goal, but Benzema did, rascal, crouching behind the Brazilian comrades.

A terminal scourge for Atlético, who revolted at the end despite being with 10 and angry for considering that Ceballos deserved the same sentence as Savic.

One more advance of a Madrid that after falling off a cliff in Arabia against Barça has taken the pole to go solving a most demanding month.

Benzema celebrates the second goal for Real Madrid.


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