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Benzema fires Real into 40-games Unbeaten record

Real Madrid “Los Blancos” sets new Unbeaten record, in Spanish football

Karim Benzema , Sergio Ramos celebrates

Karim Benzema struck deep into stoppage time as Real Madrid set a new Spanish record by extending their unbeaten run to 40 games in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sevilla to progress to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday.

Holding a 3-0 first leg lead, a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real looked set for defeat for the first time in eight months as an own goal from Danilo and second-half strikes from Stefan Jovetic and Vicente Iborra saw Sevilla lead 3-1 inside the final 10 minutes.

However, Sergio Ramos’s penalty and substitute Benzema salvaged Madrid’s run, which now surpasses the 39-game unbeaten run set by Barcelona last season.

Earlier, Celta Vigo and Eibar completed their progress into the last eight having already built-up three-goal first leg leads over Valencia and Osasuna respectively.

They will be joined by Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Alaves, Alcorcon and Real Sociedad in Friday’s draw.

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