Copa del Rey roundup: Atletico Madrid, Villarreal advance

Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs RCD Espanyol at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on November 28, 2015.
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Atletico Madrid and Villarreal both win their home encounters to advance through to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Diego Simeone put aside speculation that he is on Chelsea's shortlist to replace Jose Mourinho as he watched his Atletico Madrid side book their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey this evening.

Already leading 2-1 from the first leg, Atletico overcame Segunda B outfit Reus Deportiu 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon thanks to a volley from Thomas Partey shortly after the restart.

As the tie drew to a close there was a chance for Fernando Torres to score his 100th goal in Atletico colours, but the frontman shot wide when well placed.

Elsewhere, Roberto Soldado was on target and also missed a penalty in Villarreal's 2-0 win over Huesca, which sealed a 4-3 aggregate win for the Yellow Submarine.

Manuel Trigueros put the hosts in front at El Madrigal, before Soldado failed to convert from the spot. Yet, the former Spurs frontman made amends 12 minutes from time to secure his side's progression.

Daniel Wass scored the only goal of the game as Celta Vigo beat Almeria 1-0 (4-1 on aggregate), while Granada managed to overcome Leganes on the away goals rule.

Jos Ramon Sandoval's team lost the away leg 2-1, but Youssef El-Arabi's fourth goal of the season just before the break proved to be tie's defining moment.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 5, 2015
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona352564104337181
2Real Madrid34256392395381
3Atletico MadridAtletico35218665254071
4Sevilla34208660402068
5Villarreal35189852282463
6Real Sociedad35194125448661
7Athletic Bilbao341851148381059
8EibarEibar34149115245751
9Espanyol351311114547-250
10AlavesAlaves351112123241-945
11Celta Vigo33135154954-544
12Real Betis35117173853-1540
13Valencia35117175061-1140
14Malaga34109154049-939
15Las PalmasLas Palmas35109165266-1439
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo35711173959-2032
17Leganes3479183051-2130
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3559213870-3224
RGranada3548232874-4620
ROsasuna35310223784-4719
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