Rodrygo honors Pelé, Real Madrid advances in Copa del Rey

MADRID (AP) — Rodrygo scored in the second half and celebrated by honoring the late Pelé as Real Madrid edged fourth-division club Cacereño 1-0 to advance to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. The Brazil forward broke the deadlock in the 69th minute by dribbling past two defenders inside the area before sending a curling right-footed shot into the top corner. He then celebrated by imitating Pelé’s traditional punch in the air. Pelé died at age 82 on Thursday and was buried in Brazil on Tuesday. Madrid was making its Copa debut in the round of 32.

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