Real Madrid into Spanish Cup quarters

    Karim Benzema scored the only goal as Real Madrid beat Malaga 1-0 in the Spanish Cup.

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    • Real Madrid go through to the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup
    • Holders progress 4-2 on aggregate after beating Malaga 1-0 away
    • Lazio reach the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup after beating Hellas Verona 3-2
    • Marseille reach the semifinal of the French League Cup beating Caen 3-0
    Holders Real Madrid progressed to the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup after Tuesday's 1-0 win at Malaga sealed a 4-2 aggregate victory.
    Jose Mourinho's side, who beat rivals Barcelona in the 2011 final, scored the only goal of the game through Karim Benzema.
    The France striker's shot squirmed underneath Malaga goalkeeper Caballero Willy to secure Real's passage into the last eight.
    Real Madrid are also enjoying success in the league and sit five points clear of European champions Barcelona.
    In Italy, Lazio booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup after beating Hellas Verona 3-2 in Rome.
    The Serie A side made hard work of the victory against Serie B opponents, despite cruising into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Andre Dias and Tommaso Rocchi.
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    Verona pulled level through Emanuele Berrettoni and Marco D'Alessandro before Brazilian Hernanes sealed Lazio's win with a stoppage-time free-kick.
    Lazio will now play either AC Milan or Novara in the last eight.
    And in France, two-time defending League Cup champions Marseille made it through to the semifinals with a 3-0 win over Caen. Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena scored twice.