Cologne FC Barcelona were able to prevent a humiliation in the Spanish Cup match Copa del Rey. Real Madrid also had a tough time against the third division club.
Former Dortmund Ousmane Dembelé has avoided a cup humiliation for FC Barcelona at third division club Linares Deportivo. In the third round of the Copa del Rey, Lernarus goalkeeper Razak Prima made a mistake in the 63rd minute to make it 1: 1 with Ferran Jutlka Blanc winning 2: 1 (0: 1). It turned out to be a successful comeback for 38-year-old Danny Alves, who played for FC Barcelona for the first time since June 22, 2016.
Despite Barcelona’s field superiority from the start, Hugo Diaz took advantage of a blatant 1-0 lead 19 minutes later. For a long time, the Xavi Hernandez team couldn’t think much. And even after Barcelona took the lead, the hosts did not give up and reached a balance with good chances.
With just two goals in the final quarter of an hour, Real Madrid were knocked out of the Cup by third division CDC Alcano and advanced to the 4th round with a 3-1 (1-1) victory. Real took the lead 39 minutes later through Eder Milito, but Daniel Vega Cindas (66th) equalized for the hard-working hosts. Real had to avoid bankruptcy with a diversionary shot from Asencio (76th) and a slapstick insert from Alcoano defenders, Jose Juan’s own goal.