Madrid 2º Division Club - & "big Club Killer - Alcorcon won RCD Espanyol 1 - 0. Terrible game from Espanyol which was way below its habitual First Division level, while Alcorcon put in a great performance & could have scored more in the second half. The Alcorcon goal came in the 71st min from Pacheco.
Troubled Real Betis won 1 - 0 Athletic Club Bilbao because they were more effective with their chances. Bilbao missed numerous opportunities of goal & were punished when Ruben Castro made his grand return with a 41 st min goal & winner. In fact Betis could have scored another goal had forward Cedric not failed a "sitter" that they are still talking about in the City of Seville on how the hell someone can miss a chance presented in that fashion.
FC Barcelona won Madrid Club Getafe 4 - 0 & the match also served from the return of Lionel Messi after injury with the last 20 minutes of play & with two goal included. Relatively worked match for Barça, not easy up to the 75th min, as Getafe were not dawned on & always looked for at least an anyway goal. The visitors had their chances but they were not able to capitalise & Barça goalie Pinto also kept Getafe out.
But Barça deserved the victory with an excellent night from Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, Iniesta & company. Cesc Fabregas scored first in the 9th min & he later got a second with a 63rd min penalty. Getafe suffered from their psychical efforts towards the end of the match & allowed Barça to finish off the match with a fresh Messi wanting to prove things scoring in the 89th min & the 93rd min. Barça virtually has the tie in the bag.
Heated encounter at Racing de Santander with the Club in deep financial problems & players with missed payments. There were crowd incidents towards Club Directives in the stands while on the field Racing drew 1 - 1 with Almeria with comeback included. The goals came in the 25th min from Corona for Almeria & Racing drew thanks to Concha in the 65th min.
Tomorrow more Copa del Rey Football games ( including the Real Madrid match)