Sevilla pushed all the way, while Villarreal cruise home in Copa del Rey

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-16 11:26:27|Editor: huaxia

MADRID, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- There were no surprises in the second round Copa del Rey games in Spain on Wednesday night, although Sevilla were close to crashing out of the competition in a dramatic evening in Mallorca.

Sevilla, who currently sit in second place in LaLiga were close to being the victims of a major upset as they needed a penalty shoot-out to get past Andrax, who were the better side for much of the game.

Rafa Mir looked to have calmed Sevilla's nerves in the 57th minute, but Miquel Llabres drew the side from Mallorca level 10 minutes later and it stayed 1-1 until the end of extra time, with Sevilla squeezing home 6-5 in the penalty shoot-out.

The 2020 Cup winners, Real Sociedad had no problems in a foggy Zamora with goals from Jon Guridi, Benat Turrientes and Mikel Oyarzabal seeing them to a 3-0 win.

Rayo Vallecano overcame the difficulties of an artificial pitch away to Bergantinos as goals from Mario Suarez, Pathe Cisse and Sergio Moreno saw them home 3-1.

Villarreal produced a first-half blitz against third-tier Atletico Sanluqueno to give the third-tier team no options. Unai Emery's men led 5-0 at half time thanks to two goals from Paco Alcacer, one each from Moi Gomez and Samuel Chukwueze and an own goal.

Sanuqueno pulled a goal back in the second half, but further goals from Dani Raba and Manu Trigueros confirmed Villarreal's 7-1 win.

Elche were outplayed for much of a poor game away to Unionistas Salamanca and failed to manage a shot on target in the entire game, but still won 1-0 thanks to a surreal own goal in injury time from Fernando Ronain.

Meanwhile Eibar won 2-1 in Tenerife and Sporting Gijon beat Alcorcon 2-1 in all second-division ties.

Tuesday night produced the first surprises in the competition as Alaves were knocked out 2-1 away to third-tier Linares, while Levante lost a penalty shoot-out after things had ended 3-3 after 120 minutes against Alcoyano (who last season beat Real Madrid in the competition).

Celta needed extra time before beating FC Andorra 2-1, while Wu Lei scored as Espanyol came back from a goal down to defeat fourth-tier Cristo Atletico 2-1. Enditem

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