Iker Casillas successfully underwent surgery to realign the fracture he suffered at the base of the first metacarpal in his left hand in the second leg of the cup quarter-final against Valencia. The operation, carried out in the Madrid hospital Beata Maria Ana de Jesus by Dr. Miguel del Cerro, took just over an hour and following it Carlos Diez, chief of medical services at Real Madrid-Sanitas, explained how it went: "Everything went really well. It was a resounding success. They put in two screws and his hand is in perfect shape. Now it is a matter of the player going through the recovery process but, from the surgical point of view, it was a success".