Madrid edge out Malaga

Holders Real Madrid scored three times in 10 minutes at the Bernabeu on Tuesday to beat Malaga 3-2 in their King's Cup last 16 first leg, sparked by a furious dressing down from Jose Mourinho.

Real coach Mourinho threw caution to the wind with a triple substitution after delivering a withering halftime team talk with his side trailing 2-0, calling them ‘rubbish’.
Two of his replacements, Sami Khedira and Karim Benzema, and Gonzalo Higuain led the fightback, netting between the 68th and 78th minutes to turn the tie and spare Real's blushes.

"I told the players at halftime I would have changed all 11 if I could have," Mourinho told reporters. "I had considered making changes before the break but I don't like to do this. I asked them to clean up the rubbish of the first half."

Up to that point, the underdogs had held sway in the Cup with three surprise results earlier in the evening.

Third tier Mirandes took a 2-0 lead over Racing Santander while another Segunda B side, Albacete, drew 0-0 with Athletic Bilbao.

Second division Alcorcon grabbed a 2-1 win at home to high-flying Levante, who lie fourth in La Liga.

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