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Dominant Madrid beats Osasuna 2-0 in Copa del Rey
Despite uncharacteristic Ronaldo misses, Madrid dominates Osasuna for 2-0 Copa del Rey win
Associated Press
2014-01-10 06:42 AM

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid overcame some uncharacteristic poor finishing from Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Osasuna 2-0 in the opening leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 match on Thursday.

Ronaldo failed to connect on an ample number of opportunities at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. But Karim Benzema and Jese Rodriguez scored in each half for Madrid to come out of the first leg with the firm advantage.

Benzema got up to head home Luka Modric's free kick in the 19th minute before combining with Ronaldo to find Jese, who fired a rising shot past goalkeeper Asier Riesgo on the hour mark.

In other round of 16 matches on Thursday, Real Sociedad and Villarreal, and Rayo Vallecano and Levante played out scoreless draws.

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