Madrid in Copa semis after 1-1 draw at Valencia

JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press Published:

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Nine-man Real Madrid reached the Copa del Rey semifinals after drawing 1-1 at Valencia on Wednesday, setting up a possible clash with Barcelona.

Madrid went through on a 3-1 aggregate score after making good on its 2-0 win in the first leg despite losing goalkeeper Iker Casillas to a hand injury in the 13th minute.

Striker Karim Benzema opened for Madrid a minute before halftime, but the game swung in Valencia's favor when Fabio Coentrao received his second booking in the 51st.

Midfielder Tino Costa scored the resulting free kick, which backup goalkeeper Adan Garrido let slip under him.

Madrid's Angel Di Maria saw red for tripping Joao Pereira in the 88th.

Madrid will face the winner of the tie between Barcelona and Malaga, to be resolved on Thursday.