Real beat Sevilla in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid marked the one-year anniversary of Zinedine Zidane taking over as manager by moving a giant stride closer to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Sevilla.

The Spanish giants were playing their first match since capturing the Club World Cup title following victory over Japanese underdogs Kashima Antlers last month.

The architect of that 4-2 victory on December 18, Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in Yokohama, was rested, with Karim Benzema an unused substitute, but Real still had more than enough to see off their La Liga …

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