Copa del Rey
Round of 32, second-leg Results
||(1) 0-1 (3)
|An Atletico Madrid side, devoid of any confidence, was knocked out of the Copa del Rey following a humiliating 1-0 defeat against Segunda outfit Albacete at Vicente Calderon.
Antonio Gomez's side had secured a surprising 2-1 victory over its La Liga opponent heading into the second leg and the team found itself in dreamland within 20 seconds when Victor Curto's shot beat Sergio Asenjo in the Atleti goal.
Los Rojiblancos rallied after falling behind but Falcao, Adrian and Diego were all guilty of wasting opportunities as Albacete defended with 11 men behind the ball.
In a late surge Atleti went close as three chances came and went in the final minutes, but Gregorio Manzano's side was unable to make the pressure count as Albacete ran out a 1-0 winner on the night, 3-1 on aggregate, in what could be the Atletico coach's last match in charge.
||(3) 2-2 (2)
|Malaga was made to work hard by a valiant Getafe side at La Romareda but came out a 3-2 winner on aggregate to progress to the Last 16.
Manuel Pellegrini's side had the better of the early exchanges as Joaquin and Ruud van Nistelrooy both tested Jordi Codina in the Getafe goal.
The Andalusians continued to attack and its efforts were rewarded moments after Getafe had seen a goal ruled out for offside, when Van Nistelrooy turned home Eliseu's cross on the cusp of halftime.
Getafe emerged for the second half a reinvigorated team and forced an equalizer six minutes in when goalkeeper Willy Caballero comically put the ball into his own net.
The Madrid-based side thought it had forced extra time when Mane scored after Weligton had been sent off for Malaga. With nine minutes remaining, however, Getafe too was reduced to 10 men and Diego Buonanotte netted the decisive goal for Malaga in the 86th minute.
||(1) 0-2 (3)
In a shock upset at El Madriga, Villarreal succumbed to Mirandes by a 2-0 scoreline, which was enough to see the Segunda B team advance in the competition.
Mirandes squandered the opportunity to open the scoring when it was awarded a penalty, only for Ramon Borrell to see his penalty well saved by Cesar.
Villarreal was continuously pushed back as Cesar pulled out a great stop against Borrel before Martinez Alain fired over in a glaring miss.
The Yellow Submarine continued to be pushed back by the Segunda B team which deservedly took the lead on the hour mark. Substitute Pablo Infante scored the definitive goal, and he netted his second of the night in the 88th minute to seal Mirandes' spot in the Last 16, while Mateo Musacchio's late sending off ensured a miserable night for Villarreal.
||(2) 1-0 (0)
Athletic Bilbao eased to victory against Real Oviedo at San Mames thanks to Ander Herrera's second half strike which saw a repeat of the first leg final score.
Marcelo Bielsa's side was comfortable throughout the entire 90 minutes, rarely accelerating out of third gear as the opposition hardly troubled Gorka Iraizoz in the Athletic goal.
The home side finally found a higher tempo midway through the second half and with it the team finished the tie off. Iker Munian sauntered through Oviedo's defense before rolling the ball into the path of Herrera who had the simplest of tasks of putting the ball into the back of the net.
Oviedo searched for a way back into the game but Athletic superiority told as it closed out the match and sealed its place in the Last 16.
|Best of the Rest|
In a seven goal thriller at the Vallecas, Racing Santander advanced into the Last 16 at the expense of Rayo by irtue of the away goal ruling after the sides drew 6-6 over the two legs. Similarly despite winning 2-1 on the night Betis fell to Cordoba, which had won the first leg 1-0.
High-flying Levante completed a remarkable recovery against Deportivo la Coruna, which had won the first leg 3-1. The Costa Blanca side reversed that scoreline forcing extra time before securing its spot in the Last 16 with a goal in extra time to end Depor's pursuit of the Copa del Rey.
Osasuna and Real Sociedad both completed the tasks and advanced to the next round after successfully defending their leads from the first leg, knocking out Almeria and Granada respectively. However, fellow La Liga representatives Zaragoza fell short against Alcorcon whose 2-0 victory on the night saw it move into the Last 16 as well.