It was not so convincing, as the digits may showed, as Real Madrid on Thursday at home to beat Girona 4-2 in the first of two quarter-finals in the Spanish cup, the Copa Del Rey.
Madrilenerne were behind 0-1 and Girona had equalized to 2-2 along the way, before the Real last put things in place.
Thus have Real Madrid a good starting point before next week's fight.
Girona Anthony Lozano opened the scoring after seven minutes when he poked a post into the goal.
however, It was only about ten minutes before Lucas Vázquez equalised after a quick Madrid-conversion.
Shortly before the break scored the Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, the first of two goals, when he with a so-called "Panenka" - a nice looping volley over the keeper - brought the home team in front 2-1 on penalty kicks.
But Girona did not give up. 20 minutes into the second half, it was Girona's turn to get a penalty kick, which Alex Granell traded to the goal.
There was no similarity on the measured breeding in a little over ten minutes, after which Sergio Ramos first made it 3-2, before the French striker Karim Benzema shortly after the scoring of the final result.
the second leg between Real Madrid and Girona played next Thursday.