February 28, 2021

Granada and Athletic complete the quarters with Almería as the only Second


Athletic forward Iñaki Williams celebrates the second goal against Alcoyano

Athletic forward Iñaki Williams celebrates the second goal against Alcoyano
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He Pomegranate and the Athletic completed the roster of teams classified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, to which seven sets of First and only one of Second have reached, the UD Almeria.

Navalcarnero and Alcoyano have been the last teams of Second B to remain in the tournament of the ko The Madrid team fell emphatically before the Pomegranate by 0-6 and the Alicante against Athletic by 1-2.

After falling apart in previous rounds of Badajoz, Las Palmas Y Eibar, Navalcarnero’s dream ended before him Pomegranate at the Mariano González in a duel between two coaches who shared the coaching course like Luis Ayllón and Diego Martínez.

The ‘euroGranada’, semifinalist in the last edition of the Cup, did not give him a choice and now in the first part he had sentenced the confrontation with the goals of Germán Sánchez, Alberto Soro, Fede Vico, Roberto Soldado. Frenchman Dimitri Foulquier and Jorge Molina raised the result to one set.

He Alcoyano, who began his career against Laredo, was charged with two ‘firsts’ as Huesca Y Real Madrid, but he could not with an Athletic launched, which has just won the Spanish Super Cup after beating Zinedine Zidane’s own team and Barcelona.

Even so, the Alicante team put fear in the Basque body, especially when Pablo Carbonell, from a direct free kick, opened the scoring (m.39). The ghosts of previous feats crossed the minds of Athletic. Marcelino García Toral did not hesitate at half-time and sent several of the undisputed players to the field who had started on the bench, like Iker Muniain, Raúl García and Iñaki Williams.

Athletic improved, began to arrive more insistently at José Juan’s area and did not take long to equalize with a header from Asier Villalibre (m.53). Alcoyano resisted as long as he could until Iñaki Williams sealed the victory (m.78).

He Almeria, aspiring to promotion to First Division, is the only surviving ‘second’ thanks to the success of his goalkeeper Fernando Martínez, in the penalty shootout before Osasuna after finishing the match at the Mediterranean Games stadium with a 0-0 draw.

He Vallecano Ray made the Barcelona, the king of cups, so much that he took the lead in the second period, but Ronald Koeman’s set traced in the final stretch with goals of the Argentine Leo Messi and the Dutch Frenkie de Jong (1-2).

Nor was the Villarreal in Montilivi before Girona, where he won with a solitary goal from young Jeremy Pino (0-1).

He Seville had a brilliant performance in the first part of the match against him Valencia, which he liquidated on the fast track with great football and magnificent goals (3-0), two from the Dutch Luuk de Jong and the other from the Croatian Ivan Rakitic.

He Betis of the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini ended the hope of the Real society in extra time (3-1) with a double by Borja Iglesias, and the I raised was very solvent in Zorrilla before him Valladolid (2-4).

He The quarterfinal draw will take place this Friday from 1:00 p.m. in the Ciudad del Fútbol of Las Rozas, headquarters of the RFEF. The tie, a single match, will be played on February 2, 3 and 4.

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