THE 'BIG' DO NOT SURVIVE
The most atypical Cup: KO of Barça and Madrid; 'semis' for Mirandés, Granada, Real and Athletic
Published:6/02/2020 - 23:45h
Updated:6/02/2020 - 23:50h
The quarterfinal round of the Copa del Rey left surprises in the four qualifiers, in which the least favorite teams were imposed
After the celebration of the draw of the quarter-finals of the Glass of the King expected that, if there were not surprises, the FC Barcelona, the Real Madrid, the Villarreal and Valencia would be in the semifinals. Nevertheless, the chance is wayward and the new format to only party of the competition has favoured the surprises: the four favourites fell unexpectedly.
Therefore, they will be Athletic Club, Real Sociedad, Mirandés and Granada the four survivors that will play the Glass of Rey. Unexpectedly, all they achieved to surpass to rivals of greater entity. The new format promised strong emotions and, without place to doubts, there have been them with the most atypical semifinals of the last years.
All initiated this Tuesday, when the Granada achieved tumbar to Valencia (2-1) in the stadium of The Cármenes totally against prognosis. The greater surprise, however, arrived a day later, the Wednesday, with the Mirandés, team of Second Division, deleting to the Villarreal (4-2) in the Municipal of Anduva.
But the surprises still had not come to an end and still remained the two parties of the Sunday for contesting . First it touched him the turn to the Real Sociedad that, in spite of not being favourite, achieved the gesta to delete to the Real Madrid (3-4) in Santiago Bernabéu, in a party in which the Basques only suffered at the end, in which they finish asking the hour but attained the note to 'semis'.
Finally, it fell the FC Barcelona in Saint Mamés (1-0) in a party that, in spite of being dominated from beginning to end by the Catalan group, finish dyeing of rojiblanco in the injury time, with a goal of Iñaki Williams that certified the cruel elimination of the last favourite that remained alive in the competition. All this in a week in which a lot of dreams did reality.
The 'big' remained was
It is necessary to remember that other big teams also were deleted against prognosis. The Athletic of Madrid, without going more far, fell against the Cultural Leonese, of Second Division B. The Seville, another of the favourites, also was deleted, in this case by the Mirandés. It does not be necessary to forget that this humble team of Second will have the opportunity to classify also for the Supercopa of Spain, that will go back to contest in Arabia.