Real, Espanyol reach last 16
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Real Madrid brought the curtain down on 2011 by defeating Ponferradina 5-1 at the Bernabeu to ease into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Already two goals up from the first-leg, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho sent out a largely second-string side that added further goals through Jose Maria Callejon and Nuri Sahin in the opening period. For Turkish midfielder Sahin it was his first goal since moving to Real from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

French youngster Raphael Varane and substitute Joselu also got on the scoresheet after the break before Callejon got his second late on. Acoran Barrera scored a consolation for third-tier Ponferradina, but that was a minor blip for the tournament holders, who progressed 7-1 on aggregate.

Elsewhere, Espanyol completed a 4-2 aggregate victory against second-tier Celta Vigo, while Mallorca overturned a first-leg deficit to beat La Liga rivals Sporting Gijon 2-1 on aggregate. And, Sevilla beat third division San Roque 2-1, thanks to a double from Fredi Kanoute, to go through 3-1 on aggregate.