Real advance in Kings Cup

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Updated: January 24, 2013

Real Madrid hung on for a 1-1 draw against Valencia in their second leg quarterfinal of the Kings Cup despite finishing the game with 9 men. Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria saw red, while keeper Iker Casillas left the field through injury, however the Madrid Giants did enough to go through to the semifinals 3-1 on aggregate.

Karim Benzema netted just before halftime to put Jose Mourinho’s side 3-0 up in the tie, Valencia pulled a goal back from the ensuing freekick when Tino Costa’s low freekick surprised Real’s reserve keeper Antonio Adan.

Adan had to replace Casillas in the 15th minute after Real defender Alvaro Arbeloa accidentally kicked his left hand while trying to clear a loose ball in the area.

Real will face either holders Barcelona or Malaga in the last four. Barca visit the Rosaleda on Thursday with their tie level at 2-2.

On the other side of the draw, Alvaro Negredo scored twice to help Sevilla past nine-man Real Zaragoza with a 4-0 quarterfinal second leg victory.

The 2010 Cup winners will meet either Atletico Madrid or city rivals Real Betis in the last four.