Real Madrid made their 2012/2013 Copa del Rey debut with a commendable away triumph against Alcoyano in the first leg of the tournament's round of thirty-two. Goals came from Benzema and Kaká in the first half then first-team newcomer José Rodríguez and the French forward again in the second. The team led by José Mourinho proved very effective, managing to thwart their rival's clear opportunities at goal. Nevertheless, a goal from Lara in the final stretch managed to close the gap. The Real Madrid coach formed a line-up full of new faces with respect to the last League match. Academy players Nacho, Morata and Álex were present and the team performed at top level in order to achieve an advantage in the playoff that concludes on 28 November in the Santiago Bernabéu. After their successful result they will now be focussing on their next League match against Zaragoza.