Real Madrid vs Levante 8-0 (Video)
The victory of 8:0 is not the largest in the history of Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup. In 1942/43 season Real Madrid won the game with Barcelona a score of 11:1.
Real Madrid – Levante Match 8-0 was the full time score at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema had three goals each to lead Real Madrid to an 8-0 rout of Levante on Wednesday night in the first leg of the fifth round of Spain’s Copa del Rey.
Ronaldo scored in the 45th, 72nd and 74th minutes, raising his season total to 25 goals in 24 matches in all competitions for Madrid this season.
Benzema connected in the sixth, 32nd and 70th minutes, and Mesut Oezil and Pedro Leon also scored.
The exhibition will help to calm the tension at the Estadio Bernabeu caused by the public feuding between coach Jose Mourinho and general director Jorge Valdano.
According to media reports, Mourinho is determined to ask club President Florentino Perez either to remove Valdano or at least reduce his powers to sign and sell players.
Mourinho claims that Valdano has been undermining his position, and that he does not support the coach when the latter complains about referees and rival coaches.
The handsome win virtually puts Real – who have not won the cup since 1993 – into the quarter-finals, where they will meet either Atletico Madrid or Espanyol.
The second leg of the total-goals series is at Levante on Jan. 5.
Also, Simao Sabrosa’s 33rd-minute penalty kick gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Espanyol as both teams finished a man short.
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo recently said Simao will soon be transferred to Turkey’s Besiktas, and the Portuguese winger received a standing ovation from the crowd at Vicente Calderon stadium when he was substituted late.
Koffi Romaric scored twice in Sevilla’s 5-3 win over Malaga, Jose Ulloa had a hat trick to give Almeria a 4-3 win over Mallorca, and Getafe beat second-division Real Betis 2-1.