- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alvaro Negredo scored twice and Sergio Aguero once to lead Manchester City over West Ham 3-0 Tuesday night and complete a 9-0 aggregate rout in their League Cup semifinal.

Negredo scored after less than three minutes, Aguero clipped home a deft finish in the 24th for his third goal in as many matches since returning from a calf injury and Negredo scored in the 59th, City’s 106th goal in 35 games this season.

Man City advanced to the final at Wembley Stadium on March 2. Sunderland takes a 2-1 lead into Wednesday’s second leg at Manchester United.

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Karim Benzema scored on a header in the 25th minute, giving Real Madrid a 1-0 win at Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal.

In other first legs this week, Barcelona visits Levante on Wednesday, when third-tier Racing Santander plays at Real Sociedad. Defending champion Atletico Madrid hosts Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.

Second legs are scheduled for next week.

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American forward Aron Johannsson scored his 20th goal of the season in all competitions, helping defending champion AZ Alkmaar beat Roda 2-0 for a berth in the Dutch Cup semifinals.

Johansson scored in the 59th minute, giving him six cup goals this season.

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Gervinho scored off Kevin Strootman’s cross in the 79th minute, lifting Roma over Juventus 1-0 in the Italian Cup quarterfinals.

Roma will play Napoli or Lazio in the two-leg semifinals.

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