The Copa del Rey continues its second round, leaving images that will be remembered throughout the matches already played and on Wednesday, December 6 The first big surprise of the tie has arrived. However, a surprise: no less than a Second RFEF team ‘killed’ another from LaLiga EA Sports. The KO tournament, they call it, and it’s for a reason.
Barbastro managed to eliminate Almería by 1 goal to 0, was the first First Division team to be eliminated in this round. Historic day for the team that started as a local who sealed his pass and has the chance to face Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid or Osasuna. Whoever goes down in the draw will have to travel to face the team that rings the Copa del Rey bell, carrying the gift of the Three Wise Men for a month.
The town of Huesca was rejoicing. They dream of coming first in the game, in the first half. Locals warn, playing a very serious game, without complications. They played against Almería until the first of the day (and the only one), Carbonell scored the goal that gave the mediocre team the victory. The small fish ate the big fish.
In Barbastro they do not want to miss the opportunity to give the surprise of the day and they sign many shows and make merits to try to increase the income. In one of the moments he has Javito as the protagonist: the footballer steals the ball and makes a terrible play, although he is left with honey on his lips when he is about to finish. He almost scored on the second day.
In the second part, It seems that Gaizka Garitano’s people came out with a different face. Worse, with more punch, more protagonists … the changes feel good. But it didn’t last long. The Andalusian team tried to equalize, but they did not create a clear danger. It’s thick and adds to how well the rival plants in all lines. In addition, it is worth emphasizing the good work of the goalkeeper Arnau Fàbrega and his confidence between the sticks, passing the defenders themselves. Providential to avoid fear from Almería footballer Arnau Puigmal.
On Almería’s side, the attempts did not stop. But few are equipped to act with a lot of heart but a small head. The game once again focused more on those from Aragón, that they enjoyed more to increase the income against a team of Indálico that although it started to maintain at the beginning of the second half, is decreasing. The intensity, with a dedicated and enthusiastic audience, ended in nervousness and some bad moments were created, like when the local Israeli soccer player made an ugly tackle on Ramazani where Garitano’s people launched their protest.
But the minutes were running out and there was nothing Almería could do to stop a Barbastro who with courage, character and passion ended up ‘killing’ a First Division to continue dreaming of the Cup King. The Almería coach wants to be careful, avoid fears in the form of injuries and plans a game with a team full of rotations. But those less common did not respond and the opponent surpassed them.