European giants Real Madrid were handed a humiliating Copa del Rey last-32 defeat by third division outfit Alcoyano – who were down to 10 men.
Zidane will need to rally the troops and get Madrid back on track against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, while Alcoyano have a home game against Orihuela to look forward to on Sunday.
It’s a truly amazing accomplishment from Parras’ men, who saw goalkeeper Jose Juan make 10 saves and Solbes make important contributions at both ends – the second-half equaliser and a block at the death in extra time.
WHAT. A. RESULT! Madrid are eliminated from the Copa del Rey by 10-man Alcoyano of the Segunda B! Militao put LaLiga’s champions ahead on the stroke of half-time but Solbes equalised for the third-tier hosts with 10 minutes of regulation time remaining.
It looked like Alcoyano would have to hold on for penalties after Ramon was shown a second yellow card, but Juanan’s goal following a swift break sent them into the last 16 at the expense of Zidane’s men. It end 2-1 in favour of Alcoyano.
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