Atletico Madrid reach Copa quarterfinals after Valencia win

Atletico Madrid are into the Copa del Rey quarterfinals after victory over Valencia.

Atletico Madrid are into the Copa del Rey quarterfinals after victory over Valencia.

Diego Simeone had vowed heading into the second leg of the last-16 tie that his side's defence of their cup crown would not take a backseat just because they were doing well in the Primera Division and Champions League.

Atletico proved as good as his word, with second-half goals from Diego Godin and Raul Garcia earning a 2-0 victory over Los Che at the Vicente Calderon - a 3-1 success on aggregate.

Valencia's disappointing evening was compounded by the last-minute dismissal of midfielder Dani Parejo.

 
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