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Valencia shocked by Villarreal revival

Published: Thursday 6 January 2011, 23.56CET
Villarreal CF produced a dramatic comeback to overcome Valencia CF 4-2 and reach the last eight of the Copa del Rey, where Club Atlético de Madrid will meet Real Madrid CF.
Valencia shocked by Villarreal revival
Giuseppe Rossi celebrates one of his two goals against Valencia ©AFP
Published: Thursday 6 January 2011, 23.56CET

Valencia shocked by Villarreal revival

Villarreal CF produced a dramatic comeback to overcome Valencia CF 4-2 and reach the last eight of the Copa del Rey, where Club Atlético de Madrid will meet Real Madrid CF.

Villarreal CF and Club Atlético de Madrid set up two intriguing Copa Del Rey quarter-final ties after respective aggregate victories against Valencia CF and RCD Espanyol.

Goalless heading into their return at the Madrigal, Valencia took control thanks to Banega (5) and Roberto Soldado (23) only for the Yellow Submarine to produce an extraordinary response. Santi Cazorla pulled one back and Giuseppe Rossi levelled from the penalty spot within four minutes of the restart. Marco Ruben (63) nudged the hosts ahead on aggregate with Rossi's second in added time completing a remarkable recovery and earning a tie with Sevilla FC.

Atlético drew 1-1 at Espanyol to progress 2-1 on aggregate, Sergio Agüero's thumping finish on 25 minutes only cancelled out in added time via Luis García's free-kick. Atlético will meet Real Madrid CF in the next round as their city rivals followed up their 8-0 first-leg stroll against Levante UD with a meaningless 2-0 away defeat.

UD Almería followed up their 4-3 first-leg success at home to RCD Mallorca by winning by the same scoreline in their return, though the visitors had led 4-0 at the break with two goals apiece from Pablo Piatti and Juanma Ortiz. Almería face RC Deportivo La Coruña next. Real Betis Balompié produced a shock by triumphing 3-1 at Getafe CF to go through 4-3 on aggregate and seal a plum tie against FC Barcelona. Ruben Castro struck twice after Jorge Molina had put the visitors ahead in the 56th minute.

Last updated: 09/01/11 0.27CET

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