Luka Modric was later denied his bid to double the advantage by Atleti shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois, but Pepe's strike was sufficient in earning Carlo Ancelotti's troops a slender lead at the interval.
Feb 5, 2014 at 7pm UK at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Half-Time Report: Pepe fires Real Madrid into slender lead
Pepe's 17th-minute strike proves enough for Real Madrid to earn a 1-0 half-time lead over Atletico in the Copa del Rey semi final.
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