Real Madrid 2-Valencia 0: Arbitration scandal at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid will go to Mestalla with an advantage after having won (2-0) Valencia in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, after a game in which he Valencia it went from more to less and the whites were more comfortable as a result of Benzema's goal in the first half, being able to practically sentence his pass to the semifinals of the tournament.
The set of Jose Mourinho took advantage of his punch in the first half to, through both the French Karim Benzema, leave with rent to the half part before a Valencia who controlled the game. After the restart, theValencia lost faith and he Real Madrid, more comfortable on the field, signed the sentence with the own goal of Guarded, that makes the tie very difficult for the Valencian block.
The staging of Cristiano Ronaldo intimidated the box 'che', that in just ten minutes of play he had seen the Portuguese, in a direct free kick, and Modric, that a quick Madrid transition ended badly, notifying the goal of Guaita. But nevertheless, the spark of Real Madrid did not find the goal in those first bars and the Valencia respite.
And he did it with the ball. Dani Parejo and Éver Banega found a way to associate in the core, circulating and swinging the rival, looking for holes. The pace of the game dropped and the Valencia happened to dominate, although without arrival. A Jonas Chance, with a shot from outside the area, It was the maximum that the visiting team got out of their dominance phase.
The Real Madrid, numb to the beat of his rival, began to break apart and desperately seek the quick transition, His way of life. curiously, a clear Jonas occasion, that Casillas rejected the 37 minutes of play, It was the mortal sin that Valverde's painting committed.
And it is that a minute later, with the Valencia more dump and teamJose Mourinho crouched, the Real Madrid found his counterattack. It was not Alonso, neither Modric nor Özil who generated the exit, but Essien. But the African's strength found Khedira and he, at the same time, to the French Benzema, who did not tremble before Guaita after ten seconds of frenzy, just what he longed forReal Madrid. The hit, the local shelter, sent him to the locker room with an advantage (1-0). More income than good feelings.
With the score in favor, the madridistas were more comfortable and took advantage of the rival's anxiety, that he did not find the necessary pause to damage the Madrid defense. To avoid any surprise, Mourinho changed Marcelo (who was returning to the starting position after his injury) in the middle to enter Coentrao, looking for more firmness in the rear.
The Brazilian Jonas had again in his boots (min.66) when a ball fell dead in the small area, after a sensational against theValencia. But his failure returned to condemn his team. Seven minutes later, the Real Madrid hit again, killing the hopes of Valverde's painting, who was expelled for protesting, just after the own goal of the Mexican Guardado (min.73).
The last fifteen minutes were a punishment for him Valencia, on the canvas at the mercy of the local team, who had two clear occasions through Cristiano Ronaldo and another through the German Özil wasted. The rent, However, invites optimism in Chamartín, although the Valencia he will have ninety minutes in his field to reverse the situation.