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SirBalon

Copa del Rey 2019

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Osasuna, Deportivo, Las Palmas and Malaga exiting the competition early doors. Should we be surprised @SirBalon? Do teams like those take it seriously at this stage?

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7 minutes ago, Stan said:

Osasuna, Deportivo, Las Palmas and Malaga exiting the competition early doors. Should we be surprised @SirBalon? Do teams like those take it seriously at this stage?

I took it on this season from the 3rd round of the Copa del Rey.

In the early rounds you have the regional clubs that do take it seriously because promotion from the regional divisions is a complicated business and extremely difficult. But clubs from the top three divisions have straight forward top three promotions with the play-offs like we have in England. Those top three divisions unless they get to the rounds where the first division (La Liga) teams are subsequently included, then until that point they tend to play weakened teams. 

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I like the FA cup way better than the Copa del ray. The two legged ties makes the tournament less exiciting for me.

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12 minutes ago, Devon Von Devon said:

I like the FA cup way better than the Copa del ray. The two legged ties makes the tournament less exiciting for me.

I agree and so do the majority of Spaniards. From what I understand the format will be changed next season to a full on one legged tie.

It’s the smaller clubs that want it this way with two legs because it generates more revenue for them especially when they meet the La Liga boys. 

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20 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

I agree and so do the majority of Spaniards. From what I understand the format will be changed next season to a full on one legged tie.

It’s the smaller clubs that want it this way with two legs because it generates more revenue for them especially when they meet the La Liga boys. 

Can't the replay system work in Spain ? 

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4 minutes ago, Devon Von Devon said:

Can't the replay system work in Spain ? 

I hope not because I hate replays in cup competitions. The game should be sorted out on the day with either extra-time or penalties is needed. 

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1 minute ago, Stan said:

@SirBalon What's the 3-4 under the scoreline?

I have absolutely no idea mate! O.o

I'm as bemused as you...  That's the place for the aggregate score line but those results were first legs.

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Looks like the big boys in La Liga didn’t get it all their own way this evening. 

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Tuesday 4th December
(First leg scores in aggregate)
Getafe vs Cordoba (2-1), 18.30
Valencia vs Ebro (2-1), 18.30
Rayo Vallecano vs Leganes (2-2), 19.30
Espanyol vs Cadiz (1-2), 20.30

Wednesday 5th December
Atletico Madrid vs Sant Andreu (1-0), 18.30
Girona vs Alaves (2-2), 18.30
Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo (1-1), 19.30
Sevilla vs Villanovense (0-0), 19.30
Villarreal vs Almeria (3-3), 19.30
Barcelona vs Cultural Leonesa (1-0), 20.30
Real Valladoli vs Mallorca (2-1), 20.30

Thursday 6th December
Levante vs Lugo (1-1), 11.00
Real Madrid vs Melilla (4-0), 15.15
Eibar vs Sporting Gijon (0-2), 17.30
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao (0-4), 17.30
Real Betis vs Racing Santander (1-0), 19.45

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Messi, Piqué, Busquets and Alba all out of the list for the game against Cultural Leonesa. 6 Barça ‘B’ players make the squad for the game. 

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So after the first leg of 3-3, Villarreal make it 11-3 on aggregate with an 8-0 win! O.o

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5 hours ago, JOSHBRFC said:

So after the first leg of 3-3, Villarreal make it 11-3 on aggregate with an 8-0 win! O.o

Atlético Madrid suffered quite a bit against Sant Andreu in the first leg too (like Villarreal in their respective first leg) and they were extremely convincing in their 4-0 win yesterday.  That's the thing with cup football and all of its permutations associated with luck and how you feel on any given day.

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