Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Real Madrid stunner in Copa del Rey
by Paul Kennedy, October 31st, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[SPAIN] First Jozy Altidore's Villarreal, now league champion Real Madrid. It was not a good week for Spain's top clubs in the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid fell to Basque club Real Union of the Segunda B (third tier), 3-2, in the first leg of the round of 32 of the Spanish Cup on Thursday.

Twice Real Union went ahead on goals by Juan Dominguez and twice Madrid, winner of 17 cup trophies, came back, on goals by Franco-Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain and Argentine striker Javier Saviola.

Real Union stunned the Merengues a third time when Goikoetxea hit the winner in the 63rd minute.

It wasn't the first time Real Union has beat Madrid. The Irun club beat Real Madrid in the 1922 (twice) and 1927 semifinals and 1918 and 1924 finals.

On Wednesday, Villarreal lost to Poli Ejido, another third tier team, 5-0, and 2007 Spanish Cup champion Sevilla fell, 1-0, at another third-level team, Ponferradina.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 25] FC Dallas held the top spot despite its unbeaten streak ending at 10 ...
Charlotte's playoff hopes dented with draw    
[USL PRO: Week 25] The Charlotte Eagles didn't do its playoff hopes any good as it ...
Defoe will stay at Toronto FC    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] So much for those stories of Jermain Defoe leaving Toronto FC. Monday's transfer deadline ...
A 'no-look' finish from Brazilian in Bundesliga    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino had a splendid first touch to settle a chipped through ...
What They're Saying: Javier Hernandez    
"To wear this jersey is a dream come true for any player in the world. Everyone ...
HSV's Beiersdorfer: Green and Holtby are 'great players'    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green is officially a member of German Bundesliga club Hamburg, completing the move ...
Five MLS players are called up    
[CENTRAL AMERICAN CUP] Thirteen players based in U.S. leagues -- five in MLS, six in the ...
Three big storylines to follow in Czech Republic-USA    
[CZECH REPUBLIC-USA] Jurgen Klinsmann will send out the youngest team of his tenure as U.S. national ...
What They're Saying: Kristi Lefebvre    
"Right now, we play multiple games in a 3-4 day span which makes it essential to ...
Molino hat trick powers Orlando City to 7-0 rout    
[USL PRO: Week 24] Kevin Molino added to his USL PRO scoring record with a hat ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives