There were nine Copa del Rey fixtures taking place across Spain this evening, with some intriguing results. There were seven La Liga sides in action, and all managed to secure victories aside from Granada – they managed to lose 1-0 to Atletico Mancha Real – and Getafe – they managed to lose 5-0 to Atletico Baleares.
It’s an incredible result – Atletico are in the fourth tier of Spanish football and Getafe have been in the top flight since 2017.
“Today there are no excuses,” Getafe coach Quique Sanchez Flores said post-match in comments carried by Marca. “We apologise to the fans because it’s unacceptable. We congratulate Atletico Baleares. Today we didn’t turn up and we regret it greatly. Today we didn’t give our all from the first minute.”
Elsewhere, Valencia won 3-1 at Arenteiro, Real Betis won 4-2 at Talavera de la Reina, Mallorca won 6-0 at Llanera, Cadiz won 1-0 at Albacete and Osasuna won 2-1 at Deportivo La Coruna.
All results can be found below:
- Arenteiro 1-3 Valencia
- Talavera de la Reina 2-4 Real Betis
- Amorebieta 1-2 Almeria
- Llanera 0-6 Mallorca
- Lugo 1-2 Mirandes
- Albacete 0-1 Cadiz
- Atletico Baleares 5-0 Getafe
- Atletico Mancha Real 1-0 Granada
- Deportivo La Coruna 1-2 Osasuna
Each club that enters the Copa this season will be dreaming of replicating Barcelona, who won it last season. None have Lionel Messi, however – the Argentine scored a brace in the final as Barcelona beat Athletic Club 4-0 at La Cartuja down in Seville.