Real Madrid plan summer swoop for Wayne Rooney
Real continued their impressive start to the new year with Benzema giving them a 1-0 victory in the King's Cup quarter-final first-leg tie away to Espanyol. "Espanyol made it difficult especially at the end agen judi bola terpercaya this was a good result for us," full back Alvaro Arbeloa told reporters. "They (Espanyol) knew that 1-0 was bad agen judi bola terpercaya so pushed forward hoping to score in front of their own fans but we were solid," Alvaro Arbeloa told reporters. "This is the line to follow for us as if we can keep secure at the back then we know we will get chances in attack with the quality we have there. "There is a good relationship in the dressing room with the coach agen judi bola terpercaya we need to keep this run going." Ancelotti put out a strong squad with only Xabi Alonso rested in the middle of the pitch as they looked to repeat their victory over Espanyol earlier this month in the league.
Benzema edges Real Madrid towards Cup semis
Although United remain determined to resist all offers for Rooney, preferring to hold the 28 year-old to the remaining 18 months on his Old Trafford contract, Real believe that the Englagen judi bola terpercaya forward can be prised away from the Premier League champions at the end of the season. Rooney's failure to commit his future to United agen judi bola terpercaya the prospect of playing again with Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu Stadium has given Real confidence that a deal can be struck for the player. Manchester City forward Aguero agen bola terpercaya remains Real's No.1 target, having been courted by the club since his prolific spell with Madrid neighbours Atletico, but neither City nor the Argentine have offered any encouragement that a deal can be done. Rooney, Luis Suarez agen judi bola terpercaya Monaco forward Radamel Falcao are all regarded as potential acquisitions, with Real failing to bolster their striking department at the end of last season, but the United forward's contract stagen judi bola terpercaya-off at Old Trafford is regarded by Real president Florentino Perez as the key to agreeing a deal for a player whose reputation remains high in Spain.
It is normal when you miss a lot of opportunities to score the second goal then you will suffer a bit towards the end." Cristiano Ronaldo had his side's first serious effort on goal with a low drive that Casilla did very well to turn onto the inside of the post. Madrid did take the lead midway through the half as Gareth Bale flicked on Arbeloa's cross agen judi bola terpercaya Benzema powered home a header for his 14th goal of the season. Casilla then saved from Benzema agen judi bola terpercaya a Bale free-kick, whilst Angel di Maria ballooned another clear opening well over the bar. Espanyol posed more of a threat at the beginning of the second period as Garcia curled an effort inches wide of Casillas' right-hand post.