Saturday morning had a protagonist with a crack name and surname: David Albelda. With the ‘6’ on his back, like his father, the Valencia midfielder was in charge of putting the team through to the quarterfinals against Real Madrid. Atlético and Barça, unlike the whites, did advance to the next round.
Round of 16 of LaLiga Promises
Real Madrid 0-2 Valencia.
Equality characterized the first half in which Real Madrid and Valencia did not have clear scoring chances. The players had saved them all for the second half. And there, when the match was dying with the shadow of the penalty shootout looming, David Albelda appeared. Midfielder Che, son of the mythical Valencian captain, rose above the White defense to head straight into the back of the net. Jota, a minute later, closed the match. The guys advance. A Real Madrid lacking in cooking falls prematurely in the round of 16.
Granada 0 (2)- 0 (1) Getafe
Granada and Getafe showed desire, intensity and good play in a game that ended in a draw and had to be resolved from the penalty spot. There, the pressure betrayed the azulón team, which says goodbye to the tournament at least with Carlos, its ‘killer’, leading the Pichichi table with six goals. In the penalty shootout, Carlos and Rubén Colorado scored for Granada; and Vega was right and Víctor and Zarce missed by Geta.
Spanish 3-1 Atletico
The perico team, which went through to the round of 16 as second in the group behind Barça, once again demonstrated their good football and is one of the candidates to win the tournament. Toro points to a spectacular soccer player and Polli continues to do all the mischief that he pleases. Espanyol’s ’10’ opened the scoring and gave the second to Unai Balmon, while the third was the work of Adri Serrano after a pass from Polli. Jon González saved the honor of an Athletic that said goodbye in the round of 16.
Seville 3-0 Lightning
The Seville team was far superior to Rayo, which has signed a worthy performance in the championship with two wins and three losses. The Vallecano players were outclassed by Sevilla, who prevailed with a goal from Pablo Martínez and a brace from Bruno Luque.
Betis 3-0 Osasuna
The Verdiblancos, the sensation on Friday, once again demonstrated their good combinational game and went over Osasuna thanks to a great second half. Manuel Navarro, Carlos Pérez and Bueno signed the goals for a Betis that went through the round with a firm step.
Atletico 1-0 Elche
The rojiblanco team, which had shown great solidity in the group stage, advanced to the quarterfinals after a hard-fought and costly victory against Elche. A goal by Félix de Frutos when he finished off a set piece was enough for Fabio Futre’s men to stand up in the next phase. In addition to aerial power, the skill of their captain Nacho Alameda stands out among the rojiblancos.
Barcelona 2-1 Cadiz
The Blaugrana team made it to the quarter-finals after a close match against Cádiz that never gave up. Hugo Garcés, with great player manners, was in charge of opening the scoring to put Barça ahead with a play of great quality in the 9th minute. However, Antonio Pérez tied the match shortly after and it had to be Alfredo, with a missile to the top corner, who undid the tie and gave Barça qualification for the quarterfinals, which, together with Atlético and Espanyol, is one of the favorites to the title.
Villarreal 0 (3) – Celta 0 (1)
Miguel SoriaPanenka said, decided the tie between the Yellow Submarine and Celta, in which their goalkeeper Lucas Castro stood out, with luxurious interventions throughout the tournament, he said goodbye to this Promises after a very worthy role.
Quarter-finals and subsequent crosses
The semifinals would be disputed by the winner of quarters 1 against 2 and quarter 3 against 4.