Jan 21, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Estadi Cornellà-El Prat
Espanyol
0-1
Real Madrid

Sanchez (83'), Casanova Abraham (91')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Benzema (25')
Ramos (72')

Iker Casillas praises Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas brands Cristiano Ronaldo "a born winner".

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has branded Cristiano Ronaldo "a born winner" following his side's 1-0 win over Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie.

The Ballon d'Or winner failed to score in Barcelona, but has notched 31 goals in 27 games for the Spanish outfit this season.

"He's a born winner and always wants more and to score more goals," Casillas told the club's official website.

"Even though he didn't score Tuesday, the whole team knows that he is important for us and will work hard to help the team in the second leg. I'm sure that he'll score. He is a cornerstone of this Real Madrid team."

Ronaldo has scored 232 goals in 226 games for Madrid since arriving in the summer of 2009.

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the opener during the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg football match against Espanyol on January 21, 2014
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