It was a bad night for European powerhouses in domestic cup competitions.
La Liga leader Real Madrid lost, 1-0, at home to Real
Mallorca in the King's Cup and went out of the tournament, 3-1, on aggregate in their round-of-16 series.
European champions AC Milan went out of the Italian Cup after being held, 1-1,
Catania had won the first leg, 2-1, and therefore moved on to the quarterfinals.
Defending champion Ajax was knocked out of the Dutch Cup when the Amsterdam club
fell to NAC, 4-2, while six-time French league champion Lyon lost to Le Mans, 1-0, on a goal by Japanese international Daisuke Matsui
in the quarterfinals of
the French League Cup.