Alcoyano 2-1 Real Madrid: Third division side cause huge upset
European giants Real Madrid are handed a humiliating Copa del Rey last-32 defeat by third division side Alcoyano.
Alcoyano are the fifth third-tier side to knock Real out of the Copa del Rey this centuryEuropean giants Real Madrid were handed a humiliating Copa del Rey last-32 defeat by third division outfit Alcoyano - who were down to 10 men.Zinedine Zidane's side took the lead through defender Eder Militao but Jose Solbes took the tie to extra time.
Alcoyano - who play in Segunda Division B - had Ramon Lopez sent off for a second booking but earned a famous win when Juanan stole in at the near post."I take responsibility and whatever has to happen will happen," Zidane said.Club legend Zidane has won three Champions League titles as a manager but is under pressure, with his side four points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid - who have two games in hand.
Real are 19-time winners of the Copa del Rey, but have not lifted it for seven years and have only won it twice since 1993.Incredibly, this is the fifth time a team from the third tier has eliminated them since 2001. Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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