Valencia squeezed through to the next round of Copa del Ray after drawing 2-2 at home to local side Alcoyano, progressing with a 3-2 aggregate win. The Primera Division side had led through goals by Carlos Marchena and Nikola Zigic but after Victor Curto pulled one back, Alexis’ sending off paved the way for Carpio to level the scores on the night. However, Unai Emery’s side held on to edge through.
Atletico Madrid had no such concerns, hammering Marbella 6-0 to go through 8-0 on aggregate as Maxi Rodriguez hit four.
Villarreal beat Puertollano 1-0 at El Madrigal to go through after a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Giuseppe Rossi scored the decisive goal 14 minutes from time.
Sevilla hammered Ciudad de Lorqui 5-1 for a 9-3 aggregate victory. The Andalucians, however, had to come back from a goal down and scored all of their goals in the second half, with Jesus Navas, Fredi Kanoute, Luis Fabiano and Jose Carlos (2) on the scoresheet.
Deportivo La Coruna kept their tournament hopes alive with a goalless draw against Murcia at the Riazor to win 1-0 overall.
Celta Vigo won 1-0 at Primera Division side Tenerife to win 3-1 on aggregate following the 2-1 first-leg win in Galicia.
Malaga went through at Real Zaragoza’s expense, drawing 0-0 at home after a 1-1 draw away was enough to secure their place while La Liga strugglers Xerez lost out at Osasuna, the Navarran outfit winning 1-0 at home after a 2-1 victory in the first leg last month.
Barcelona youngster Bojan Krkic capitalised on a rare first-team opportunity by scoring twice as his side won 5-0 at home to Cultural Leonesa tonight, winning 7-0 on aggregate. The Catalan striker hit Leonesa twice in the 52nd and 54th minutes to give Barca a comfortable lead. In-form winger Pedro made it 3-0 on the night before Lionel Messi and Xavi completed the scoring.
Recreativo Huelva went through on penalties after their second leg at Sporting Gijon, like the first leg, ended 1-1.