A bizarre last-minute goal from Mesut Özil wrapped up a 3-1 comeback win for Real Madrid at home to city rival Atletico Madrid, giving Real a healthy advantage in their King’s Cup quarterfinal.
Atletico took a seventh-minute lead through Diego Forlan only for Sergio Ramos to level with a header in the 14th as Real dominated in an electric atmosphere at the Bernabeu. Cristiano Ronaldo put the host ahead in the 61st and just when Atletico looked like it might have weathered the storm its defenders gifted Real a third in the 90th. Luis Felipe stuck out a leg to divert the ball to unsuspecting teammate Alvaro Dominguez who stumbled backwards allowing it to run between his legs, and Özil stepped in to score past a motionless David de Gea. Earlier, Almeria put their poor league form behind them to beat Deportivo Coruna 1-0 at home after Knut Rindaroy deflected a low cross into his own net after 34 minutes. Although the hosts dominated they failed to build on their lead and the visitors struck the post through Lassad in the second half.