Atletico flies out - Real continues/ Reading time: 2 minutes
Atletico Madrid says goodbye to the Copa del Rey after a draw against FC Girona. Real Madrid keeps coming despite bankruptcy.
Atletico Madrid has surprisingly been eliminated in the last sixteen of the Spanish Cup.
The ten-time winner of the Copa del Rey came in the second leg at home in Estadio Wanda Metropolitano against FC Girona only to a 3: 3 (1: 1) and said goodbye to the 1-1 in the first duel from the competition. Girona reached the cup quarter-finals for the first time in club history.
Girona makes surprise perfect
Nikola Kalinic (12) scored Atletico, second-placed in the Primera Division, and Valery Fernandez (37) and Uruguayan veteran Cristhian Stuani (59), on their wish list, turned the tables.
Angel Correa (66th) and top star Antoine Griezmann (84th) made another turn, but in a dramatic final phase Seydou Doumbia (88th) made the surprise perfect.
Victory without Kroos
Real Madrid, however, despite a 0-1 (0: 1) drew in the second leg at CD Leganes in the quarterfinals. The first leg had the Royal, on Wednesday again had to do without the injured Toni Kroos and other stars sparing, 3-0 won.
The goal for the hosts scored the Danish international Martin Braithwaite (30).