Football: Real Madrid, Atletico into Cup last 16

 Football: Real Madrid, Atletico into Cup last 16

MADRID- Real Madrid reached the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a comfortable 2-0 win over Olimpic Xativa at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Without the injured Gareth Bale and suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti gave a number of his younger players another chance to impress despite being held to a 0-0 draw in the first-leg 10 days ago.

And the Italian was rewarded as Asier Illaramendi slotted home his first goal for the club before Angel di Maria's penalty made it 2-0 at the break.

The hosts failed to add to their tally in the second-half, but were never threatened by their third-tier opponents as they eased into the next round where they will face Osasuna.

Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, were forced to come from behind to beat minnows Sant Andreu 2-1 on the night at the Vicente Calderon to progress into the last 16, 6-1 on aggregate.

Alberto Carroza had fired the visitors into a shock lead as Atletico conceded for the first time at home since early October.

Atletico then passed up a host of chances to level before the break as Jose Gimenez had a goal harshly ruled out for offside, while Adrian Lopez blasted a penalty over the bar.

With such an advantage from the first-leg, Atletico boss Diego Simeone had handed a night off to the majority of his first-team regulars and had to turn to 18-year-old Hector Hernandez in his search for an equaliser.

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