Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Atletico Madrid takes slender Cup lead to Bilbao  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 26/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) MADRID: Copa del Rey holders leaders Atletico Madrid edged toward a possible semi-final meeting with neighbors Real Madrid with 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in their quarter-final, first leg at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday

Uruguayan defender Diego Godin powered home the only goal of the game four minutes before half-time as he rose highest to meet Koke’s cross from the right

The hosts also had the better of the chances after the break, but failed to force Iago Herrerin into a serious save as they had to settle for a slender lead to take to Bilbao for the second leg next Wednesday

“We had chances to kill the tie off and add to our advantage, but we are satisfied with how we played,” Koke told Spanish TV station Canal Plus

“We take a goal advantage to San Mames which is important

“We are on a tough run of games against opponents with great quality and we have to value this victory because we were up against a very good side.” Both managers named strong sides for what was expected to be the most keenly contested of the quarter-final ties and so it proved in a game of limited opportunities

Adrian Lopez had the first clear-cut opening of the game when he fired into Herrerin’s legs five minutes before the break

However, Diego Simeone’s men only had to wait 60 seconds more to open the scoring as Koke’s wicked cross got the thunderous finish it deserved from Godin

Atletico also ended the second period with a flourish, but couldn’t find the vital second goal as after Herrerin had smothered Raul Garcia’s tame header, Toby Alderweireld volleyed wide another fine Koke cross in stoppage time

Real Madrid already look well set for the last four after winning their quarter-final, first leg 1-0 away at Espanyol on Tuesday

Meanwhile, on the other side of the draw, Barcelona and Real Sociedad are likely to meet in the semi-finals after comfortable victories over Levante and Racing Santander respectively on Wednesday.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 25 2014 - Qatar's inflation rate to hit 5.5 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's inflation rate in 2014 is expected to touch 5.5 percent due to steady rise in housing rentals, according to the finding of a research conducted by Standard Chartered, The Peninsula ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Flydubai launches two flights to TanzaniaMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai-based flydubai's inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down in Tanzania. The new routes further underline flydubai's rapid expansion in Africa, which has seen the ...

 Oct 25 2014 - UAE air cargo to grow 4.1 percent in 5 yearsMENAFN
(MENAFN) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Qatar- QSL: El Jaish face Al Gharafa todayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Third-placed El Jaish will seek to narrow the gap between them and two higher placed rivals - Lekhwiya and Al Sadd € when they take on Al Gharafa in the ninth round match of ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Somalia- Mogadishu port on development pathThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Camels are prepared for export at the loading dock at the seaport in Mogadishu. The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Saudi Shias protest death sentencesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) More than 100 people protested in eastern Saudi Arabia yesterday to oppose death sentences against a Shia religious leader and seven others convicted after earlier ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Palestine defies US, issues statehood ultimatumThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Palestine's chief peace negotiator has laid out in the clearest terms yet plans to establish an independent Palestinian state within three years, even if it means ignoring ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Police kill six militants ahead of key Tunisian pollThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Tunisian police killed six suspected militants, five of them women, in a raid on a suburban house yesterday after a 28-hour standoff, fanning tensions ahead of a landmark ...

 Oct 25 2014 - US looking into possible chlorine gas attack in Iraq: KerryThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The United States is looking into reports that Islamic State fighters used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces, US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday.Kerry, ...

 Oct 25 2014 - Qatar- Ooredoo marathon offers QR1m prizesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Registration for Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2015 is open, as the company begins preparations to ensure its biggest event yet on January 9.It will provide an opportunity to meet ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help