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january 23, 2013 • 05:46 PM • last update 05:52 PM

Madrid advances to semis with draw against Valencia

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final, 2nd leg match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at estadio Mestalla on January 23, 2013 in Valencia, Spain.
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Nine-man Real Madrid went through on a 3-1 aggregate score to the Copa del Rey semifinals after drawing 1-1 at Valencia Wednesday, despite losing goalkeeper Iker Casillas to a hand injury in the 13th minute.

Madrid won the first leg 2-0 at the Bernabeu.

Striker Karim Benzema opened for Madrid a minute before halftime, but the game swung in Valencia's favor when Fabio Coentrao received his second booking in the 51st.

Midfielder Tino Costa scored the resulting free kick, which backup goalkeeper Adan Garrido let slip under him.

Madrid's Angel Di Maria saw red for tripping Joao Pereira in the 88th.

Madrid will face the winner of the tie between Barcelona and Malaga, to be resolved on Thursday.

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