Jesse sets up Madrid win in Kings Cup

Updated: January 29, 2014


Real Madrid without most of their stars showed their depth with a hard fought 1-0 win over Espanyol in the Kings Cup, Jesse with the only goal of the game.

Madrid advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 aggregate win setting up a possible showdown with neighbours and defending champions Athletico Madrid who take on Athletic Bilbao tonight with a 1-0 advantage .

In the other half of the draw, Barcelona look all but assured of their place in the semi-finals as they host Levante on Wednesday holding a 4-1 lead from the first leg.

Sociedad hold a 3-1 lead as they make the short trip to Cantabria on Thursday to face Racing, who are the only non-Primera Division club left in the competition.