Berenguer’s goal in the 89th minute secured a 1-0 quarter-final victory for Marcelino’s side. Who followed up their last-16 victory over Barcelona with another unexpected result. The home team dominated the game from the start, piling on the pressure on Real until Berenguer fired into the left corner of the net.
Athletic were joined in the semi-finals by Valencia, Rayo Vallecano, and Real Betis. The semi-finals will be played over two legs, with the draw taking place on Friday. Real Madrid were clearly hampered by the absence of Karim Benzema, who is still recovering from a leg muscle injury. And Vinicius Jr.’s underwhelming performance.
Early in the second half, Vincius was replaced. Berenguer was able to score as a result of Casemiro’s misplaced pass. “I was thinking of changes in extra-time and there wasn’t time.” coach Carlo Ancelotti told reporters.