Copa del Rey, fourth round
All four first division clubs made it through to the last sixteen tonight, although not without problems. Athletic Bilbao were losing at the break to L'Hospitalet in a match which had to be moved to Sabadell after the Basques refused to play on the Catalan club's artificial pitch, but a strike from Yeste and two more from Llorente took Javier Clemente's new side through 1-3 in the end.
Getafe fell behind twice to strikes from Lleida's Luiz Carlos, but Paunovic levelled the scores both times to take the match in to extra time, where Güiza put them in front and Paunovic completed his hat-trick for a 2-4 result. And Celta looked like they were being taken to a penalty shoot-out by Baza until Baiano (although some reports say Oubiña) gave them a 0-1 victory with virtually the last kick of the match.
The only side to win without too much stress was Cádiz, who beat Burgos 0-2 with first half goals from Benjamín and De la Cuesta. One second division B side at least will be in the draw for the next round though, Zamora beating Eibar 5-4 on penalties after their match finished 1-1.
The ties Alcoyano versus Atlético Madrid and Xerez versus Zaragoza have been postponed to 30th November as both first division sides have players on international duty. The seven survivors will join the nine clubs who qualified for Europe in the next round, which will be played over two legs at the beginning of January. (09.11.05)