Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema scored twice to enable the European champs to anchor a 3-1 triumph over Girona on Thursday as they advanced to the Copa del Rey semifinals 7-3 on the total.
The French forward, who joined the club in 2009, got twice in the main half to take his Real count to 209 objectives in 446 recreations, advancing of Mexican Hugo Sanchez into 6th place on the club’s unequaled best scorers list.
Girona scored an encouragement after the break, however, Marcos Llorente fixed a great win for the guests with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Having set up a decent battle in a week ago’s the first leg, Girona had high any expectations of a rebound and began splendidly, with Alex Granell hitting the bar as they pushed for a path once more into the tie in the opening trades.
Benzema then botched a decent opportunity without a doubt, who developed into diversion, before the striker got his first of the night with a superb left-footed completion from the edge of the crate following 27 minutes.
Cristhian Stuani spurned a wonderful opportunity to adjust for the hosts minutes after they fell behind and they were made to pay in the blink of an eye before half-time as Benzema multiplied his count.
Pedro Porro scored a relief with 20 minutes to go following some perfect interchange, yet Llorente finished whatever trusts the hosts had of an impossible rebound five minutes after the fact.
Looking for their first Copa crown since 2014, Real go into the last four nearby holders Barcelona, Valencia, and Real Betis.
The draw for the semis will be hung on Friday at Betis’ Benito Villamarin arena, where the current year’s last will be played.