SPANISH FOOTBALL night with more SPANISH CUP 2º leg results & with lots of surprises. Here are all the results, scorers & briefs.
|Diego for Atletico|
ATLETICO DE MADRID lost 0 - 1 to ALBACETE ( 1 - 2 agg ) & gets knocked out of the Spanish Cup. The winning goal came in the 1st min via VICTOR CURTO, & from here Atletico did little. A disaster of a match & with the home crowd turning angrily at Directives, Coach & players. Coach Manzano will certainly be sacked as ex-Atletico player Simeone flys to Madrid from Argentina to take over. A "Merry Xmas" indeed for Atletico.
REAL ZARAGOZA lost 0 - 2 to ALCORCON ( 1-3 agg) , & another LIGA Club bites the dust. Goals for Alcorcon by RIERA (87th min) & QUINI ( 89th min)
VILLAREAL lost 0 - 2 to unknown MIRANDES ( 1-3 agg) with both goals by PABLO INFANTE ( 60th & 67th min). The loss has caused the immediate sacking of Villareal Coach Garrido.
MALAGA drew 2 - 2 with GETAFE but qualified ( 3-2 agg). Crazy match with goals & action that went to the wire. Goals for Malaga from VAN NISTELROOY ( 45th min) & BOUNANOTTE ( 86th min), for Getafe CABALLERO own goal ( 51st) & MANÉ (79th min) . There was a red card to each side; as said, hard fought out game.
REAL BETIS ( yes , a Liga Club) won 2 - 1 to CORDOBA but lost on agg 2-2 with away goal advantage to Cordoba. Goals from Betis by MOLINA ( 33rd & 54th min) & for Cordoba it was BORJA in the 17th min.
GRANADA won 2 -1 REAL SOCIEDAD but lost on agg 3-5. Goals for Granada from SIQUIERA in the 19th min & GEIJO in the 66th min. For Real Sociedad AGIRRETXE scored in the 83rd min.
OSASUNA drew 1 - 1 with ALMERIA & qualified with a 4-2 agg. Goal for Osasuna by LAMAH in the 79th min & for Almeria GOITOM in the 85th min.
Goal filled match where RAYO VALLECANO won 4 - 3 RACING DE SANTANDER , but was knocked out on a 6 - 6 agg with the away goal advantage. Goals from Rayo: TORREJON own goal 33rd min, MICHU 36th min, DELIBASIC 40th min & TAMUDO 61st min. For Racing: TZIOLIS 7th min, STUANI 52nd min & STUANI penalty 73rd min.
Cliff hanger with extra-time included for LEVANTE winning 4 - 1 DEPORTIVO ( penalty miss included) that gave Levante the 5-4 agg. Goals for Levante: EL ZHAR 13th min, BALLESTEROS 37th min, SUAREZ 79th min & KONE 100th min. For Deportivo goal from ALVAREZ in the 23rd min.
ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO won 1 - 0 REAL OVIEDO with goal by HERRERA in the 73rd min. Bilbao go through with a 2 - 0 agg.
Two matches left - Thursday Night:
FC Barcelona - Hospitalet
Valencia Cf - Cadiz