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Historic wins by Betis and Getafe in a day without eliminations of First Division teams

The ten LaLiga EA Sports teams that played this marathon Wednesday of the Copa del Rey passed the round and will be among the 32 best teams in the competition, with wins for Real Betis, Getafe and Rayo, comfortable matches for the majority but also heart attacks for Girona, Real Sociedad or Athletic Club, who suffered to get the ticket.

Betis, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano, Cádiz, Girona, Sevilla, Celta, Real Sociedad, Mallorca and Athletic They surpassed their debuts in the 2023-2024 Copa del Rey this Wednesday, a day in which Getafe’s overwhelming defeats of Tardienta stood out (0-12), from Real Betis to Hernán Cortés (1-12) and, to a lesser extent, from Rayo to Atlético de Lugones (0-6) and from Mallorca to Boiro (0-4).

On the other side of the scale, despite achieving a ticket to the next round, Sergio González’s Cádiz CF defeated the team on penalties. Badalona Futur, Savio rescued Girona FC ‘in extremis’ against the San Roque de Lepe (1-2), Real Sociedad won at Buñol with a solitary goal (0-1) and Athletic Club, former ‘king of Kings’, suffered greatly against the Ruby (1-2), which grew looking for the final tie.

The team from the strip did not fail in their first step in the Cup and passed the procedure in Lugones, team with a huge win (0-6). Francisco Rodríguez introduced multiple changes to his eleven to give the regulars a rest, and the recipe worked for him. In fact, it was a Falcao who was craving minutes who retaliated with an early double.

For its part, a serious Girona had a hard time getting going against a combative San Roque de Lepe. Those of Michel They did not have the usual clairvoyance that boosts them to co-leadership in LaLiga EA Sports and the game began to get tangled, without convincing opportunities for the visitors. After passing through the locker room, the Catalan team’s coach introduced Saviochanging the face of his team, and just three minutes later he found a gap in the local wall in Valery’s boots.

That 0-1 seemed to shed light on the doubts of the visitors, who saw how their effort was in vain with the locals’ tie through Mizzian in the 51st minute. The goal gave more strength and enthusiasm to the people of Huelva, who did not have a ‘Maradonian’ Savio. The Brazilian pulled off a fantastic play out of his hat, in the style of the Argentine star, which tipped the duel in favor of the Catalans in the 97th minute. Lepe died on the shore, although with the pride of having put one of the fittest teams in Spanish football on the ropes.

Cádiz also suffered, needing a penalty shoot-out, after the initial 0-0 did not move, against a quarrelsome team. Badalona Futur to seal their ticket to the second cup round. Sergio González’s men were never able to take control of the match, against a Catalan team from the Second RFEF, very brave with the ball that did not collapse despite the clear difference in level.

The minutes passed and the burden grew on the Andalusian team, unable to string together fruitful plays in attack. Badalona defended tooth and nail, already sunk in front of their goal in the final stretch, clinging to their remote options until the end. Already in the shootout, after an expulsion at the locals in a goalless extra time, the experience and weight of Cádiz prevailed over the errors of the modest team, with the Andalusian goalkeeper, David Gilstopping the decisive throw.

Sevilla and Celta had fewer problems in their cup commitments. The Andalusians enjoyed their first victory of the Diego Alonso era, thanks to the goals in the first half of the strikers Youssef En-Nesyri and Rafa Mir. That 0-2 generated tranquility in the people of Seville and neutralized the initial momentum of the Quintanarfrom Preferente de Castilla-La Mancha, who had some chance of getting closer on the scoreboard, although without success and seeing how Pedrosa made it 0-3 in stoppage time.

Meanwhile, the meeting between the Galicians and the Turegano He lived a similar script, also going 0-2 in the first half with a double from Bamba. In this case, the visitors’ scoring celebration was more effusive, scoring two more goals in the second half of Carles Perez to end a placid match with the final 0-4.

Real Sociedad suffered greatly to beat the Buñol with a single goal Carlos Fernandez in the 67th minute. Imanol’s team, alive in the group stage of the Champions League, presented a very rotated team that had a hard time finishing with a regional category team that, yes, was encouraged after eliminating Ceuta ( 0-3) in the preliminary round.

And their eternal rival, Athletic Club, also managed to pass with suffering, asking for the time in Can Rosés against the Ruby. The Catalans, who held the initial 0-0 lead at half-time, found themselves 0-2 down after Adu Ares’ double in just 7 minutes but Marc Rodríguez added excitement in the 86th minute. With Ernesto Valverde squatting, the ‘lions’ – in a team with quite a few regulars – ended up locked in their area and blowing before a final chance missed, just barely, by Rubí.

Real Betis, Getafe or Mallorca experienced the complete opposite. The Balearic Islands passed with a hat-trick of Abdon Prats and a fourth goal (0-3) of Cyle Larin. Good performance by Javier Aguirre’s team, who are 3 points away from relegation in LaLiga EA Sports but who gained breath, spirit and competition, in a cup duel where they did not have any trouble.

And 24 goals, divided into 12 goals for each, were achieved by Betis and ‘Geta’. In El Alcoraz, the late received Pepe Bordalás’ Getafe and would never have thought that, despite the difference in category, they would receive a 0-12 at the hands of a team with a reputation for being defensive. Oscar Rodriguez, with 3 points, and Mason Greenwood and Borja Mayoral With two doubles they led this great ‘azulona’ victory.

As for Real Betis, the Verdiblancos won at the Francisco de la Hera at Hernan Cortes by 1-12, with four goals for Willian Josehat-trick for Rodri, double for Ez Abde and goals Luiz Henrique, Marc Roca and Assane Diao. A lot of protagonism distributed so that Manuel Pellegrini has more problems in order to make the next eleven in LaLiga, especially due to the good work of Rodri.

Relative surprises

Among the unexpected results, the defeats of three of the LaLiga Hypermotion representatives; Andorra, Albacete and Racing de Santander. He Andorra of Éder Sarabia and Gerard Piqué fell into Astorga (1-0), the Albacete He also gave in by the minimum before the Terrassa (1-0) and the racing lost in the penalty shootout against Zamora (4-3 after a 2-2 tie at the end of extra time).

The other teams that lost to lesser rivals were the Ponferradina (1-0 in Barbastro), the Teruel (1-0 against Valle del Egüés), the Real Murcia (1-0 against Arandina), the Huelva Recreational (1-0 against Tudelano), the Atlético Sanluqueño (2-0 against Yeclano), the Nastic of Tarragona (on penalties against Orihuela) and the Tarazona in Andratx (3-2).

On the other hand, the following teams will also be in the draw for the next round: Cartagena, Valladolid, Alcorcón, Leganés, Tenerife, Melilla, Linares Deportivo, Lugo, Eldense, Arenteiro, Deportivo, Cayón, Real Sporting, Antequera, Mirandés, Elche, Málaga, Unionistas, Huesca, Real Oviedo and Racing Ferrol.

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