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Real Closes in on Spanish Cup Final
Football Espana, February 7th, 2014 2:20PM

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Real Madrid on Wednesday took a giant step towards the Copa del Rey final with a comprehensive 3-0 win at home to La Liga leader Atletico Madrid. Coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with the performance, although he admitted that Real had only won the first-half of the two game series.

“Next week we play the second-half and we have to do the same,” the Italian tactician said. “Today though I am completely satisfied.” When asked to compare his team on Wednesday to the team that lost at home to Atletico earlier in the season, he replied, “We have changed a lot. Especially in the nature of our play and also because we are a more compact team.”

After the game, Atleti coach Diego Simeone was asked if his team faced an impossible task. “Is it possible? There are 90 minutes of soccer still to be played,” the Argentine told his post-match press conference. “Madrid played a very good game and should be congratulated. We couldn’t match them.” When asked if this was Atletico’s worst defensive performance of the season, Simeone replied: “This wasn’t our worst game defensively, no. Two goals game from deflections, not chances on goal. But there were mistakes in the defense.”

Atleti will be missing star striker Diego Costa for the return at the Vicente Calderon after he picked up another yellow card in the loss.

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