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Cadiz falls to Arandina


Highlights: Cadiz falls to Arandina. Two teams from the fourth division of football enter the round of 16 of the Cup. Girona and Celta access after struggling to beat Orihuela and Sestao. Rafa Aspas, who had rested in Vigo, stayed in the sky blue team, which thrashed Cayón (3-0) and Portuery (1-2) The draw to be held next Tuesday will be between Barça, Madrid, Atlético or Osasuna.

Two teams from the fourth division of football enter the round of 16 of the Cup, which Girona and Celta access after struggling to beat Orihuela and Sestao

Brian Ocampo fights with the Arandina player during the second round match of the Copa del Rey.Paco Santamaría (EFE)

On Wednesday it was the Barbastro and on Thursday the Arandina. Two teams from the Segunda RFEF, the fourth step of the Spanish football categories, reach the round of 2 of the Copa del Rey and await in the draw to be held next Tuesday an opponent that will be between Barça, Madrid, Atlético or Osasuna, the four participants in the next Super Cup. La Arandina, bottom of one of the five groups of the Segunda RFEF, defeated Cádiz (1-32), who with Almeria and Granada make up the short list of First Division teams that have not managed to place themselves among the last 1 survivors of the competition. There are also nine teams from the Second Division (Espanyol, Huesca, Tenerife, Cartagena, Burgos. Amorebieta, Elche, Racing de Ferrol and Eibar) and Castellón, Unionistas, Málaga and Lugo raise the flag of 16ºRFEF in a draw that will bring 6 pairings that will be played between January 7 and <>. There will only be one duel between First Division teams.

Cádiz was eliminated from Aranda de Duero, a town in Burgos on which a blanket of water fell in the hours before the match. The field was flooded and the Andalusian team suffered an ordeal because they conceded a goal right from the start and were already trailing in a duel conditioned by the strong wind and the state of the pitch, with spaces in which the ball neither bounced nor rolled. However, Fede San Emeterio wiped out full-back Haji Ceesay's opener just after the half-hour mark and it seemed that it was raining less, both in Aranda and for Cadiz. But the home team knew how to adapt better to the demands of the scenario and exploited their set-piece expertise so that Jorge Pesca, a veteran centre-back who is also a native of the town of Burgos, scored the goal of a historic triumph with his head.

If everything is seasoned with an enthusiastic local fanbase, there are appointments that become an ordeal for the favorites, no matter how good a dynamic they bring. It happened to Girona in Orihuela against an opponent who is fighting to stay in the Second RFEF. The thriving team coached by Míchel took the lead with a goal from Pablo Torre, but they came back after two headers from the home centre-backs.

Results of the day in the Cup

Arandina, 2; Cadiz, 1

Linares, 1; Elche, 3

Racing Ferrol, 1; Leganés, 0

Melilla, 1 (1); Eibar, 1(4)

Orihuela, 2; Girona, 5

Sestao River, 1; Celta, 2

Cayon, 0; Athletic, 3

Before the hour mark, the Girona coach wanted to step on the gas and called on Yan Couto, Miguel Gutiérrez and Savinho. He was facing an opponent who was not only withdrawn but looked strong and vigorous in duels, but the Brazilian winger generated an imbalance to connect with Pablo Torre and open up the backline. Stuani put the signature in front of goal. In ten minutes everything changed: the Charrúa attacker also finished off a service from Miguel Gutiérrez with twenty minutes to play. Just at that moment, another tie was turned upside down when Celta defender Unai Núñez deflected a cross into the box into his goal in Sestao.

Celta had been in control for almost an hour thanks to a goal from Douvikas. Rafa Benítez had rested Aspas, Bamba and Guaita, who stayed in Vigo, but the draw set off alarm bells in the sky blue team, which accumulates misfortunes in La Liga. But they found relief in an absurd penalty awarded on a jump by home full-back Álvaro Mateo with Kevin Vázquez at the top of the box. Douvikas scored again (1-2) and in Orihuela Portu and Valery rounded off the scoring for Girona (2-5). Athletic had less trouble, thrashing Cayón (0-3).

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Source: elparis

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