Real Madrid secured a dramatic victory against Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Copa Del Rey. The match was played at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in front of a packed crowd. The home team, Real Madrid, started off with a 4-3-3 formation, with the likes of Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr, and Valverde leading the attack. Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone, on the other hand, set up his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Alvaro Morata leading the line.
The match began with Atletico Madrid taking the lead in the 19th minute through Alvaro Morata, who scored the goal with the help of Nahuel Molina. The home team tried hard to find an equalizer but failed in the first half. The second half was more of the same, with Atletico Madrid defending well and Real Madrid struggling to find a way through. The visitors seemed to be in control of the game, but the home team continued to push forward, refusing to give up hope.
As the match entered the final stages, it seemed Atletico Madrid was on the verge of a famous victory. However, in the 79th minute, Real Madrid got a lifeline as Rodrygo scored a much-needed goal to level the scoreline. The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium erupted as the home team finally found a way to beat Jan Oblak. The match then went into extra time, and it was Real Madrid who dominated the most.
In the extra-time, Real Madrid took the lead through Karim Benzema in the 104th minute, the French striker took advantage of a defensive error and calmly slotted the ball past Oblak. Atletico Madrid tried to find an equalizer, but the home team’s defense held strong. Just before the final whistle, Vinicius Jr secured the victory for Real Madrid with a goal in the 120th minute, making it 3-1.
The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was in ecstasy as the home team secured a place in the semifinals of the competition.
The match was a thrilling encounter, with both teams giving their all, but in the end, it was Real Madrid who came out on top. The victory was a testament to the determination and resilience of the home team, who refused to give up despite falling behind early on. The fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium were treated to a memorable match and will hope for more of the same in the semifinals. Real Madrid will be looking to win the competition for the first time since 2014, and with the way they are playing, they will be one of the favorites to lift the trophy.