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