Spain lost two quarter-finals in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey last night – Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barcelona lost to Athletic Bilbao, while Real lost to Sociedad. This is the first real-time semifinal to be held in Copa del Rey a decade later.
Remember Karim Benzema that day? Or Marcelo? At that time, Real was accompanied by Raul, Rafael von der Vert, Christophe Metzelder, Guti, Rud van Nistelrooy. Ten years later, Marcello-Benzema is now wearing a pair of jerseys like Vinícius, Tony Kroos, and Fede Valverde. Benzema-Marcelo rekindled that nightmare with his new teammates ten years ago. Real has left from the Copa del Rey before the semis.
Supporters and media activists gave – Alcorconazo. Real lost 3-1 in the first leg of the Round of Thirty Tour against Alcorcon, the third division team. Shame could not be avoided by winning the next leg 3-1. They were dropped before going into the quarter.
Who knows if Messi-Javi-Iniestera had laughed at seeing Real’s departure from the Round of Sixteen that day! Even if it was laughable, it did not last long. In the next round, Stevia trailed Messi 2-2 with two legs. The Catalans were eliminated as goals in the opponent’s field. As a result, two Spanish football players were dropped from the semis. Ten years later, the memory returned to Spain.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are eliminated before the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. The ten-leg rule is no longer the same as it was ten years ago. So one leg is determined who will go to the next round and who will not. Real Madrid has left the field with a 3-1 victory over Real Sociedad. Barcelona has been eliminated from the tournament two hours after their rivals. Athletic lost to Bilbao 3-1.
The remaining two teams in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey are Granada and the second division team Mirandes. After a decade the new experience will be a spectator of Spanish football!