Real Sociedad-Mirandés and Athletic-Granada in the semifinals

first_imgThe Cup of emotions is coming to an end. But not before delivering two semifinals of great emotion. The Royal Society will receive the ‘matagigantes’ of the Copa del Rey, the Mirandés. In the other tie he will be among the second most successful team in the competition, Athletic, and Granada. The Luis Aragonés Hall of the City of Soccer hosted the semi-final draw of the KO tournament. A raffle in whose hype there were very notable absences, such as the last champion of the tournament (Valencia), the Spanish Super Champion (Real Madrid) or the club with the most Cups of the King in their showcases (Barcelona). The three were out in quarters and will be their executioners, along with a team of Second Division (Mirandés) who will fight for the wound. The draw provided a Real Sociedad-Mirandés and an Athletic-Granada. But it will be with a novelty with respect to all previous rounds. The one-game eliminations that so many joys and surprises have given in this edition are over. To get a place in the final it will have to be the old way: round trip (February 11 and 12) and back (March 3 and 4). The Real Sociedad, which only has one Cup in their medal winners, dreams of reaching the final. More, after eliminating Real Madrid de Zidane in the quarter. Donostiarras will receive a Mirandés who wants to continue making history. He has matched the deed of 2012, when he managed to get into the semifinals, but fell before the lions. Now try again being the most modest club alive in the KO tournament (it is the only one of the four that plays in Second) and with the renewed ‘matagigantes’ card. Since to reach the semifinals, despite being a team of 7.7 million euros in budget, he has had to knock down Celta (€ 87M), Seville (€ 219M) and Villarreal (€ 134M). Athletic, one of the greats of this competition since it has 23 titles in its showcase, only surpassed by Barcelona, ​​have managed to get into the semifinals after eliminating Barcelona in the quarterfinals with a goal in the discount. But it is not the only tie that lions suffered to pass, it already happened to them in sixteenths and eighths. In both rounds they got the classification after defeating Elche and Tenerife on penalties. In front of him, he will have the Granada that had its first big fire test in the rooms in quarters, since in the previous rounds it had to be measured to teams of Second B and Third. They were paired with Valencia, the last champion of the tournament, and achieved the pass in the last breath with a goal of Soldier from eleven meters. The Nasrids seek to make history and get into the final. Precedents Athletic-GranadaUp to four times lions and Nasrids have crossed into the Copa del Rey. They were in the round-trip matches of the 1944 and 1969 editions. Athletic always managed to pass the round. He did it with a balance of two wins, a draw and another defeat. Royal Society-MirandésThere is a precedent between the Donostiarras and those of Miranda del Ebro. It was in the 2004/2005 season, when Mirandés managed to appeal to the Real of the competition in the third round in the penalty shootout.last_img read more