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
Real Monarchs ink deal on new stadium site    
A week after a deal for stadium at the Utah State Fairgrounds fell apart, Real Salt ...
Crew Stadium gets a name 16 years later    
MLS's oldest soccer-specific stadium finally has a name of its own. Columbus Crew SC has partnered ...
MLS Trade Central: Philly adds pair of youngsters    
The Philadelphia Union agreed to terms with Saint Louis University defender Raymond Lee and 18-year-old midfielder ...
What They're Saying: Zach Scott    
"The only thing we've talked about is if our families are alright. If you've got family ...
Lots at stake as MLS labor talks continue    
The deadline for a resolution of the talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players ...
Video Pick: Hand of God attempt fails for Yang Xu     
Shandong Luneng's Yang Xu impressively emulated Diego Maradona's infamous 1986 goal but the sharp-eyed ref in ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"At the moment we are nowhere near to winning the Premier League, and nowhere near close ...
U.S. U-23 women sweep at La Manga     
The U.S. U-23 women's national team won all three of its games at the Six Nations ...
What They're Saying: Bakary Soumare    
"As a player, there's nothing more fun than playing in front of a packed crowd, knowing ...
MLS Trade Central: Sporting KC gets De Jong    
Sporting Kansas City signed Canadian international Marcel de Jong after successful trial at left back at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives