Real Madrid: Jese Rodriguez scores as Real reach last four

Real Madrid win to reach Copa del Rey semi-finals

Real Madrid progressed to the semi-final of the Copa del Rey as they edged 10-man Espanyol at the Bernabeu for a 2-0 aggregate win.

Jese Rodriguez scored early in the first half, clipping a clinical effort past goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

Cristiano Ronaldo found himself frustrated by Casilla on several occasions, while Real keeper Iker Casillas was never seriously tested.

Espanyol midfielder Victor Sanchez was shown a second yellow late on.

Real Madrid broke two records with the clean sheet. They have not conceded in eight games, and Iker Casillas has not let in a goal in 682 minutes - both club landmarks.

Real will play the winner of the quarter-final between defending champions Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.

Diego Simeone's Atletico lead 1-0 heading into Wednesday's second leg.

Barcelona look certain to join Real in the semi-finals as they host Levante on Wednesday with a 4-1 lead from the first leg.

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