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Soccer-High-flying Atletico knock Valencia out of King's Cup

Reuters

By Tim Hanlon

BARCELONA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Second-half headers from Diego Godin and Raul Garcia gave holders Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over Valencia and a place in the King's Cup quarter-finals by 3-1 on aggregate.

Atletico, fresh from a draw with Barcelona at the weekend that kept them level on points with the chamnpions at the top of La Liga, are still chasing titles on three fronts with their Champions League campaign resuming next month.

The two sides cancelled each other out in the first half at the Calderon but six minutes after the break Godin nodded home and Garcia added a second to give the holders victory.

Valencia's Daniel Parejo was dismissed for a second yellow card in added time of the last 16, second-leg clash.

Real Madrid, who lost to Atletico in last year's final, will try to book a place in the last eight at Osasuna on Wednesday with the cushion of a 2-0 home win before Barcelona visit Getafe on Thursday following a 4-0 victory at the Nou Camp. (Reporting by Tim Hanlon; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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