|Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Real Madrid|
Nervous start from both sides that saw Real Madrid slowly take control & dominate the ball even without a "Numbre Nine" again from the starting line-up ( Benzema did not play tonight). The winning goal came from a Sergio Ramos pass that found CRISTIANO RONALDO in the 23rd min to score. If Atletico were handicapped without Aguero, they lost Antonio Reyes in the 26th min to an ankle injury that left their midfield orphen from then onwards.
Atletico played their best Football the first 15 mins of the 2nd half but were lacking in ideas & finishing power. Real Madrid took back control of the game & shut out Atletico from the match as their "flame" slowly died out. Disappointing to see Atletico go out in this fashion but they lack midfield "creative playmakers" & things may get worst as rumours are that DIEGO FORLAN may end up in Italy ( Inter Milan or Juventus ) before the end of the month.
Therefore the SPANISH CUP semi-finals look the following way:
Almeria - FC Barcelona
Sevilla FC - Real Madrid Tweet