Real Madrid put Ponferradina to the sword in the cup

Real Madrid 5 – Ponferradina 1 (Agg. 7-1) (Copa del Rey last 16 second leg, December 20, 2011) (Alternative highlights) 2-nil from the first leg, Ponferradina must have already known they were beaten even before kick-off but that point was rammed home when Jose Callejon raced through and drilled home a low right-footed shot in the 25th minute. Just before the break Nuri Sahin headed home his first goal for Los Blancos to kill the contest. Teenage centre-half Raphael Varane made it 3-nil after the break when he reacted first to a loose free-kick. Acoran Barrera gave Ponferradina something to cheer about when the midfielder was invited to run at the Real defence – he did – and he produced a sweet left-footed finish in the 52nd. Joselu netted Madrid’s fourth in the 79th to increase the home rout, while Jose Callejon made it five in the 88th.