Real Madrid Eliminated From Copa del Rey in Shocking Defeat Vs. Alcoyano

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid in February. Photo by Shutterstock (10558457d)

Real Madrid suffered one of the most shocking defeats in recent soccer memory, falling in extra time by a 2-1 final score against CD Alcoyano, a tiny club that currently plays in Spain’s third tier of the sport.

Los Blancos took a 0-1 first-half lead after an Eder Militao goal just before the break and looked to have the match in the bag until Alcoyano scored a late goal that took the game to extra time.

An Alcoyano corner resulted in a goal for Jose Solbes in the 80th minute, who was free at the post.

In extra time, Real Madrid tried to avoid a penalty kick round by scoring a game-winning goal, and things looked to fall their way when Alcoyano defender Ramon Lopez was sent off with 10 minutes to go.

However, against all odds, in a counter-attack, Madrid let in the game-winning goal as Juanan Casanova beat Andriy Lunin to his right and sent the home bench into pandemonium.

Alcoyano headed on to advance to the Round of 16, and Real Madrid continues to fall further into a hole that has them looking unlikely to challenge for any silverware this season barring a miracle.