Real Madrid beat Atletico 3-0 in fiery Copa del Rey semi

Real Madrid closed in on the Copa del Rey final with a 3-0 first-leg win over Atletico Madrid in a niggly semi-final.

The hosts, without Gareth Bale with a calf injury, took the lead when Pepe's effort cannoned in off Emiliano Insua.

Jese poked home from Angel Di Maria's smart pass before the latter saw his own shot deflect off Miranda and past Thibaut Courtois to add to Real's lead.

Atletico had few chances and will miss striker Diego Costa for the return after he was booked in the second half.