Real Madrid are through to the Copa Del Rey quarterfinals after Belgian international Eden Hazard came up with a big goal in extra time of the last 16 clash with hosts Elche. The goal from Eden Hazard ensured that Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 2-1 with all the goals coming in extra time.
The major events from the Copa Del Rey last 16 tie happened in the extra thirty minutes added after the two teams failed to score in regulation time. The game burst into life on 102 minutes when Madrid skipper Marcelo was sent off for a professional foul on Elche substitute TeteMorente. From the resulting free-kick, the home team took the lead. Verdi took it and his shot was blocked before the rebound was deflected into the back of the net by Brazil international Casemiro. The goal from Elche happened in the 103rd
minute and it gave the hosts a slim advantage at the end of the first half in extra time.
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