Six first division teams qualified for the quarter finals of the Spanish cup, together with one from the second division A and one from the second division B. Barcelona struggled at home to draw 0-0 with second division B side Torrelavega, going through thanks to a Rivaldo goal in the first leg. Cup holders Espanyol beat Extremadura with a late Galca penalty in a match in which new signing Nishizawa made his home debut. Zaragoza gave Murcia no chance with a 4-1 win, José Ignacio scoring twice, and two goals too for Carlos as Mallorca defeated Tenerife 4-0 on aggregate. Celta lost 0-1 at home to Leganés but qualified thanks to away goals on the first leg, and Racing Santander held on to a 0-0 draw at Bilbao to qualify thanks to their 2-0 victory in the first leg. Last year's runners up, second division Atlético Madrid went through after beating first division neighbours Rayo Vallecano 0-2, with goals from Salva and Kiko, and in the all second division derby, Granada beat their neighbours Guadix 5-4 on penalties after neither side could score in 210 minutes of football. (17.01.01)

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