Real Madrid take a 3-0 lead into the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Real Madrid will look to confirm their place in the Copa del Rey final when they take a 3-0 lead into the second leg of their tie with rivals Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. After back-to-back defeats in the derby at the Bernabeu, Madrid produced a controlled performance last week to secure a commanding advantage, albeit helped by two own goals.
The result continued the recent fine form of Carlo Ancelotti’s side that has seen them go 24 matches unbeaten in all competitions and move level on points with both Atletico and Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
“We’re doing well because we’re alive in three competitions,” Ancelotti said, according to Spanish sports daily AS. “We’re upbeat and eager to do well and that’s pleasing as we are entering the important part of the season.”
As Madrid have hit top gear, Atletico have finally begin to show signs of fatigue catching up to their comparatively thin squad. Following their defeat at the Bernabeu, Diego Simeone’s men crashed to a surprise 2-0 defeat at Almeria that meant they surrendered their three-point advantage at the Primera Division summit.