Real Madrid went through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey drawing (3-3) at Sánchez Pizjuán thanks to a goal from Benzema in the very last minute. Again. Los Blancos suffered and the Andalusian side tried the impossible the whole game. It was a great show and Zidane’s side was about to lose the record but they keep trying until the last minute, where the found the equalizer. This is the 40th game without a defeat.
Both Zinedine Zidane and Jorge Sampaoli made a lot of chances. Mariano was the main surprise in the line-up. Obviously both coaches were thinking in the important game of Sunday in La Liga.
As it was expected, Sevilla started the game pressuring very high and looking for Casilla’s goal. The Andalusian team arrived with a lot of player to Real Madrid box and they have importance chances very soon. However, the goal arrived very early and unexpected. Sarabia crossed from very far away and Danilo head the ball inside the goal. Casilla was astonished as all Real Madrid supporters.
With the advantage, Sevilla kept pressuring and thinking they could go through. Actually, they had really good chances but Casilla was always very safe. Real Madrid also could kill the tie in the counter attack, but they weren’t very accurate in the last cross. Mariano had chances and also Toni Kroos close to the half time, however Los Blancos couldn’t level the game in the first half.
The second half was even more exciting than the first one. It looked like Real Madrid closed the draw when Marco Asensio scored an amazing goal in the third minute, running from his own pitch. However, Los Blancos were very relaxed and Sevilla believed in the comeback. Jovetic, in his first game with Sevilla, and Iborra made the supporters believe in the victory. They needed two goals but Kranevitter made a clear penalty to Casemiro. Sergio Ramos, former Sevilla player, took the ball and scored in a panenka style. He pointed his number and the name to the supporters.
There was time for more excitement. Casilla still saved a couple of good chances and in the meantime the whole Sánchez Pizjuán was booing Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos. When the game was about to end, Benzema appeared with a great goal to save the record. Show must go on and we’ll see these two teams face to face again in La Liga.