Published on : 02/06/2020 – 22:53Modified : 02/06/2020 – 22:52
Real Madrid, 19 times winner of the test, was eliminated at home in the quarterfinals of the King’s Cup, Thursday, by Real Sociedad (3-4), with a goal by the young Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, loaned to the Basque club by the Madrid club.
Big surprise at Santiago Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid lost on Thursday 6 February at home against Real Sociedad. Beaten 4-3, the Merengues did not make their task easy from the start of the game.
Martin Odegaard, loaned by Madrid to the Basque club, was the first to open the scoring (22nd) remained unchanged until half-time despite a first period dominated overall by Real.
Things did not work out for the Merengues after returning from the locker room. Isak thought he scored the 2-0 goal before it was refused by the referee. But it was only a postponement because the Swedish striker scored two goals in two minutes (54th and 56th, 3-0).
Real Madrid tried to react through Marcelo (59th, 3-1), but it was Merino who calmed Madrid’s heat (69th, 4-1). Despite a push by the Merengues in money time (goals from Rodrygo and Nacho in the 82nd then 93rd, 4-3), Madrid left the King’s Cup prematurely.
Conversely, it was a major success for Real Sociedad, which had already managed to pose small problems for Zinédine Zidane’s men in the league last November, despite a defeat (3-1).
The Basque club enters the semi-finals of the King’s Cup, where they will join Petit Poucet Mirandés (Spanish second division), winner of Villarreal on Wednesday 4-2, and Granada, who defeated defending champion Valencia CF, 2-1 Tuesday. These three teams will be joined by FC Barcelona or Athletic Bilbao, who compete Thursday evening for the last place in the last square of the competition.
With AFP and Reuters