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Copa del Rey: Getafe through; Valencia overcome impressive Sporting

Copa del Rey: Getafe through; Valencia overcome impressive Sporting

Getafe moved past Real Valladolid in the Copa del Rey last-16, whilst Valencia beat Sporting Gijon to progress.

Last week’s first leg at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez saw Getafe hold a 1-0 lead heading to their Madrid neighbours Valladolid and they proved good enough to beat Sergio Gonzalez’ side.

An early penalty from Angel Rodriguez saw the visitors take the lead and get a vital away goal after Leandro Chichizola was booked.

That goal saw Valladolid change their approach, knowing that two goals would still not be enough to go through.

More attacking, the home side got their reward in the 50th minute when Daniele Verde struck, but they failed to get on the scoresheet again and Jose Bordalas’ side progressed.

Later on Tuesday evening, Marcelino’s Valencia had some work to do as they hosted Segunda side Sporting Gijon at Mestalla.

A 2-1 win for the Segunda side last week saw the pressure firmly on the shoulders of the Valencia players, especially in front of an expectant and frustrated home crowd.

Sporting kept Los Che at bay until the second half when Santi Mina struck just after the hour mark.

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The lively forward would then give the home side some breathing space as he struck again ten minutes later and the brace would prove vital in seeing Valencia qualify for the next round.

The impressive Segunda side saw their misery further extend as Ferran Torres scored in stoppage time to put gloss on Valencia’s home performance.