Eibar suffered this Sunday the bell of the Copa del Rey in the round of sixteenth when falling (3-1) against Navalcarnero, Second Division B, while Villarreal, Valencia, Granada, Betis and Osasuna fulfilled as ‘First’ to reach the eighth.
Those of José Luis Mendilibar came out blushing from their visit to the Community of Madrid. The home side started lower, with Muto’s goal at the quarter hour, but it gave the biggest surprise so far in this round that is completed on Monday. After half an hour Manu Jaimez tied with a penalty and Eibar began to disappear.
The Basques barely appeared in the second half, neither ran, nor pressed, nor attacked, while the Navalcarnero went upstairs with everything. Esnáider, son of the Argentine player of the 90s, captured that Madrid superiority with a double that classifies the Second B team for the first time in their history to the eighth of the Cup.
The most suffered pass of the a priori favorites was that of Villarreal, in the last minute with a heel from Fer Niño, in Tenerife (0-1). The ‘submarine’ had possession but did not know what to do with it. The first part was a horror, without occasions or rhythm, and the second walked through the same script for many minutes. Raba had it in the resumption for Unai Emery’s.
The yellow coach took the quality out of his bench but Tenerife defended well with options to the contrary. Extra time seemed inevitable when the most exciting part of the afternoon arrived, with a ball to the post and Niño’s goal. The euphoria was very close to changing neighborhoods in the discount, but Rulli avoided Zarfino’s draw and confirmed the pass to the eighth of the ‘submarine’.
Further, Valencia will be in this round with a win (0-2) over Alcorcón, with some suspense until Vallejo’s free-kick in the final stretch. Koba advanced to the ‘che’ early, but in the second half the Madrid team had several goal options. Valencia reacted and forgave until Vallejo confirmed the pass of the last Cup champion, with that of last year pending.
Osasuna had no problems advancing against Espanyol that failed in the two visiting goals in the first half. The parrots did not perform well with David López and Fran Mérida in the center of the field and Javi Martínez Kike Barja made it 0-2 at half an hour at the RCDE Stadium. Vicente Moreno got Raúl de Tomás, Embarba and Darder in the second half but the goals did not arrive.
With a similar script Granada advanced against Malaga, since after half an hour they also led 0-2, with goals from Fede Vico and Jorge Molina. Those of Diego Martínez once again demonstrated their constant ambition in each game and competition. Granada won by being the protagonist in La Rosaleda and scoring goals in control of the ball. The changes and the goal of Caye Quintana changed to a Malaga that lacked little to force at least the extension.
The goals after half an hour were also the scene in Gijón, where Sporting fell (0-2) against Real Betis. The clash was marked by the expulsion at 20 minutes of Marc Valiente, who started the fall of the premises. And it is that shortly after the goals of Canales and Rodri arrived. Sporting tried until the end to say goodbye at least with their heads held high.