Copa del Rey provides no upsets

Valencia and Atletico Madrid strolled through against Llagostera and Real Jaen to reach the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s side defeated the third tier team  3-1 at Mestalla as goals from Adil Rami, Nelson Valdez and Juan Bernat gave them a 5-1 aggregate win.

In the capital, Diego Simeone’s men overcame the Andalusian minnows 1-0 after Raul Garcia’s early strike completed the win, 4-0 overall.

Getafe also saw off lower league opposition with a 4-0 win over Ponferradina, despite the scoreline on the night remaining 0-0.

And Levante also got through, with a 4-1 victory against Melilla. Nikolaos Karabelas, Roger, Michel and Vicente Iborra saw them win comfortably at Ciutat de Valencia, 4-2 on aggregate.

The late kick-offs are Barcelona – Alaves and Espanyol – Sevilla.

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