Copa del Rey: Alcoy Beat Real Madrid 2-1

Alcoyano has made history once again and beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the 16th final of the Copa del Rey at the Collao field. Champions League-winning Real Madrid suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat last night to a ten-man Alcoyano side that never gave up.

The Blue and Whites started the game by stopping the first push from Los Blancos, and little by little, they held their own until Militao scored from a Marcelo cross.

 The second half remained scoreless until 80 minutes when Jose Solbes equalized to take the match to extra time. Playing with just ten men after the sending off of Ramon Lopez for his second foul, Alcoyano continued to press forward with Juanan stole in at the near post.

This is a historic victory for the third division side and could well lead to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane’s sacking.

The humiliating defeat saw Spanish media call Zidane’s future into question, with Tomas Roncero, editor-in-chief of newspaper AS, delivering a damning assessment.

“Madrid writes one of the most embarrassing pages in its history,” he said.

“Let 2021 end now. This is a nightmare. Zidane’s flower has withered forever.”

Marca simply said: “If he is saved from this, it is a miracle.”

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