He Pomegranate was brought before the Cultural Leonesa a tie that did not deserve, at least for clear occasions, and that got back on track in the last moments of extra time thanks to a rude mistake by local goalkeeper Andoni Zubiaurre, who entered extra time due to Diarra's injury.
The team of Diego Martinez It remains, therefore, in the three competitions before receiving the weekend at FC Barcelona and looking on the horizon the European tie against Naples.
La Cultural showed that in the Copa del Rey it is transformed and once again dreamed of another magical night, for now having to focus on what is its true objective, seeking promotion to the Second Division.
Almost not all the spectators had sat in a Kingdom of León, with restrictive measures, but with an audience, when the first surprise was experienced in one of the first local attacks.
A distant shot from Héctor was rejected by Aarón leaving a loose ball where the most intelligent was the Spaniard Marc Rovirola to enter the area before a contemplative defense and beat the Granada goal with a shot close to the post.
From that moment the Pomegranate He took command of the match, already forced with the score against, against a well-placed Cultural with an unpublished drawing with three centrals, one of them the youthful Rodri who very soon was conditioned by the card after an action on Molina.
Precisely the veteran forward did not take long to take advantage of his opportunity to copera after a recovery by Vallejo opening Kenedy to the left, his center, let Vico pass between his legs to enable the former Getafe player who with his left foot placed the ball Diarra's squad.
Despite the fact that Diego Martínez's team was the owner of the ball, Cultural also looked for its options to the counter, cooling the offensive spirits of its rival and believing more and more that it could treat its rival and being better in the end of First half.
The first minutes of the resumption did not have a clear dominator, until both coaches began to introduce some of their most common players in search of unbalancing the tie.
Cultural could do it in a quick exit to the counterattack, with a center from Toni Abad to which the Argentine debutant Flavio Ciampichetti finished off, totally alone, into the clouds.
Idiakez and Martínez decided to go for it, giving in to more “wood”, at the premises with their scorer Dioni Villalba and midfielder Eric Montes; and in the Nazaris with the Colombian Luis Suárez y Montoro.
Granada looked to the balls pumped into the area for its option to win the match against a solid defense, well protected by the African Samuel Diarra who did not go through too many compromising situations.
Bad fortune took hold of the Mali player, who was elected the best goalkeeper in the U-17 World Cup at the last minute, when at the last minute he complained of a muscle problem when there was no longer any possibility of changes in the Leonese.
Cultural had it in 93 in a long ball over Ciampichetti that won the game over Nehuen leaving the ball only to Pipo whose shot found a saving hand in Aaron.
In extra time, Idiakez was forced to change the goalkeeper due to Diarra's injury, bringing in the usual starter Andoni Zubiaurre, while Venezuelan Yangel Herrera entered the opposite side.
Once again it was the player on loan from AD Alcorcón Pipo who put the magic on with a caracoleo shortly before the break of extra time that only met with goalkeeper Aarón to prevent what would have been a goal from another category.
The best chance from Granada came in the second half of extra time with a very close shot to Luis Suárez's post, with cramps already wreaking havoc on cultural wear.
Cruelty waited for the locals in the last minutes in a crossed center by Herrera in which the player loaned out by Real Sociedad Zubiaurre makes a mistake in his departure to the ball to Darwin Machís who did not forgive the 1-2 , already without reaction time in his team although Pipo had it again in a series of shots in the area.
(+) See the summary and the goals of the match:
1.- Cultural and Sports Leonesa: Diarra (Zubiaurre, M. 91); Rodri (Araujo, M. 58), Theresin, Castañeda; Rovirola, José Carlos (Eric Montes, M. 71); Bravo (Pipo, M. 57), Alberto (Toni Abad, M. 57), Luque; Héctor (Dioni, M. 71) and Ciampichetti.
2.- Granada CF: Aaron; Vallejo, Nehuen, Pepe (Foulquier, M. 60); Azeez (Montoro, M. 70), Yan Eteki (Herrera, M. 91), Neva; Soro, Fede Vico (Luis Suárez, M. 70), Kenedy (Darwin Machís, M. 60) and Molina.
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (Catalan committee). He admonished Rodri (M. 7), Araujo (M. 79), Theresin (M. 109) for the Cultural.
Goals: 1-0, Rovirola, M. 2; 1-1, Molina, M. 18; 1-2, Machís, M.115.
Incidents: Match corresponding to the second round of the Copa del Rey played at the Reino de León stadium before 2,286 spectators.