Following the elimination of the first place in LaLiga, Atlético de Madrid in the Round of 64, now Real Madrid was eliminated in the Round of 32 by another small team, Alcoyano, a Second Division B team that has just been promoted.
Real Madrid did not start with all its stars but did start with some of them and eventually Zidane put his stars in a desperate act. Benzema (FRA) entered at 67 ‘, Asesnsio (ESP) at 90’ and Hazard (BEL) and Kroos (DEU) at 98 ‘.
It was useless.
Éder Militão (BRA) scored the only goal for Real Madrid, at 45 ‘, with a header.
Alcoyano had very few opportunities at goal but tied the game and sent it to extra time, with a goal from José Solbes (ESP) in a heaped corner kick at 80 ‘.
The last thrust of the Alcoy team, founded in 1928, was when the substitute Ali Diakité (CIV) ran down the left wing and gave it to another substitute, Javi Antón, who dribbled Valverde (URY) and gave the pass to Juanan (ESP), who nailed it for 2-1.
What a difference in substitutions by side!
Huge triumph by Alcoyano. The best LaLiga team that remains in the Copa del Rey is FC Barcelona, which tomorrow will play against UE Cornellà, a team that eliminated Atlético de Madrid …