The Real Betis took the first step in his defense of the title of champion of the Copa del Rey by winning this Thursday with a lot of work despite the bulky 1-4 to the only survivor of the Second RFEF, the Ibiza Pitiusas IslandsMeanwhile he Athletic thrashed Eldense (1-6) to also advance to the round of 16 and health they needed extra time against Gimnàstic to go through (1-2).
In annex 3 of Can Misses, the champion suffered to take the ticket and put an end to the dream of the modest Balearic team, another one that managed to maintain the emotion until the end and that stood up to Manuel Pellegrini’s men with their weapons, who avoided a major scare thanks to two flashes in the second half.
The Chilean coach opted for rotations and only Sergio Canales remained in the eleven in the goalless draw in LaLiga Santander against Athletic Club, but his plan ‘B’ seemed to work because the domain and the chances were visitors.
Rodri and the Cantabrian midfielder were the first to issue notices, especially the second, who in his second shot on goal ran into the crossbar. Ibiza Islas Pitiusas defended itself with collective work and tried to deploy in transitions, although without much success.
However, when the game began to calm down, the locals found themselves ahead on the scoreboard. Víctor Ruiz made a mistake in his loan back and after a failed first shot by Mas, Pepe Bernal did not forgive to beat Claudio Bravo. There was a lot of time left and Betis seemed to be in no hurry to come back and only scared something again on the stroke of halftime with a shot from outside the area by Rodri.
After the break, the game opened up a bit more. The Ibizan team was able to make more transitions in search of 2-0, but soon saw how their chances of surprising began to fade. So, in just four minutes, Willian José, with a header, and Edgar, after deflecting a shot from Rodri with his heel, turned the score around.
Despite the disadvantage, Ibiza Islas Pitiusas did not collapse and continued trying. Juan Antonio Sánchez and a couple of arrivals showed that he wanted to extend the excitement as long as possible until William Carvalho put a good pass to William José and the Brazilian put the sentence.
The end was of the locals arriving more and with Julen López having a very clear one and Marín seeing how a goal was canceled when he started in the correct position, but it was Nabil Fekir who put the sentence at add time.
El Athletic was empty
Also, Athletic did the same against Eldense (1-6) to secure their place in the round of 16. Despite the good staging of the leader of Group 2 of the First RFEF, who came out brave before a First Division, the talent and quality of the ‘Lions’ ended up prevailing over the local momentum.
Ernesto Valverde’s men had a hard time getting into the gameeven threatened by a good opportunity from Ortuño against Aguirrezabala, but Two defensive errors by the Alicante team ended up decanting a match in favor of those from Bilbao.
The little one of the Williams took advantage of a rejection, after a shot by Muniain, to send the first of the night to save, and just five minutes later Berenguer picked up another in the area to score the second and sentence the clash before the break.
Already in the second part the ‘Txingurri’ did not lower their foot of the accelerator and hit again a humble Eldense who withdrew into his field. Thus, Muniain assisted so that Zarraga scored the third and after half an hour of play Berenguer He scored the fourth for the Basques and the second in his private account.
The locals cut distances through soberon, who signed the goal of honor for his team, but bad luck ended up taking hold of those from Alicante when Correia scored the fifth of the visitors’ own. With the regulatory time already completed Muniain He culminated his great match with a shot adjusted to the long stick that put the final 1-6 in the light.
Osasuna needs the extension against the disgusting
While, Osasuna needed extra time (1-2) against Nàstic and a lot of suffering to be in the round of 16 draw this Saturday. The ‘rojillo’ team took the lead after 15 minutes through Kike García and even controlled the first half despite the fact that the Catalan team showed signs of fighting.
Nàstic finished looking for its moment in the restart, in the middle of a stopped game and without clear dominance, until finding the tie through Pablo Fernández. Osasuna had Abde’s alarm clock, which since he entered made his team work even though extension was inevitable.
The expulsion of the local scorer at 84′ put the options on track for Jagoba Arrasate’s men, with an Abde who tried everywhere until he caused Montes Arce’s own goal in the 112th minute. After losing in the League against Real, the Navarrese team clung to the cup illusion for Reyes.