Atletico Madrid endure shock Copa del Rey defeat to 3rd tier Cornella
Atletico Madrid had been the victims of a significant large killing on Wednesday night after crashing out within the second spherical of the Copa del Rey to 3rd tier aspect Union Esportiva Cornella.
Diego Simeone’s aspect suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Segunda Division B outfit at Camp Municipal de Cornella – Cornella’s 1,500 seater stadium.
Atletico made eight adjustments to the aspect who beat Alaves 2-1 in La Liga on Sunday, with solely Jose Gimenez, Felipe and Angel Correa beginning each video games.
Their understrength XI fell behind inside seven minutes, Adrian Jimenez giving the hosts the lead with a superb flick for his first aim of the season.
Saul Niguez got here closest to levelling the scores for Simeone’s aspect when he rattled the cross bar, however Atletico had been decreased to 10 males simply after the hour mark as Ricard Sanchez Sendra noticed pink for 2 bookable offences within the area 11 second half minutes as Cornella recorded a well-known victory.
Atletico – 10 time winners of the competitors, most not too long ago in 2013 – haven’t exited at such an early stage because the 2001/02 season, once they misplaced 3-1 to Rayo Vallecano within the first spherical.
Nevertheless, that is the second successive season during which they’ve been dumped out by decrease league opposition, after shedding 2-1 to Cultural Leonesa within the spherical of 32 of the 2019/20 competitors.
Simeone’s aspect are the present La Liga leaders, main rivals Actual Madrid by two factors and with two video games in hand.
Cornella in the meantime presently sit seventh in Group 3 Group A of the Spanish third tier, having received simply three league matches so far this marketing campaign. The Catalan aspect have solely been taking part in within the Segunda Division B since 2014, and that is simply the third time of their historical past that they’ve made it previous the second spherical within the Copa del Rey.
Cornella’s reached the Copa del Rey final 32 in the course of the 2014/15 season – the furthest the membership have ever gone within the competitors.
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