Madrid struggles early but gets by Alcoyano 3-0

updated at 17h23
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Real Madrid struggled early but eventually eased into the fifth round of the Copa del Rey with a 3-0 win over Alcoyano on Tuesday and a 7-1 victory on aggregate over the third-division side.

 Photo: Reuters In English
Jose Callejon celebrates one of his two goals in the Copa del Rey.
Photo: Reuters In English

Argentina forward Angel di Maria ran onto a perfectly timed pass from Karim Benzema to open the scoring in the 72nd minute. Jose Callejon then followed up with a goal in the 89th minute and another in injury time.

The Santiago Bernabeu meanwhile welcomed Denis Cheryshev , who became the first Russian to start a match for Madrid .

In other round of 32 matches, Real Betis, Las Palmas, Cordoba, Osasuna and Malaga also went through.

During the match, sections of the Bernabeu crowd chanted Jose Mourinho's name , although it was unclear if they were doing so in support of the embattled manager or in a mocking fashion.

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