Real Sociedad, Betis, Sevilla and five other Primeras are looking for the last cup toast of the year


Real Sociedad, Real Betis, UD Las Palmas, Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla FC, Deportivo Alavés, RCD Mallorca and UD Almería face their second round matches of the Copa del Rey this Wednesday, a tie that they will play in a single match and away against Andratx, Villanovense, Tudelano, Yeclano, Atlético Astorga, Terrassa, Valle de Egüés and Barbastro, respectively.

The San Sebastián team, two-time Cup champions (1987 and 2020), will try to record their sixth game without losing, a streak that began after the defeat at the beginning of November against FC Barcelona. Since then, they have had three wins and two draws that have allowed them to reach the round of 16 of the 'Champions' and to occupy sixth place in LaLiga EA Sports.

At the Camp Municipal de Sa Plana, Imanol Alguacil will give way to the second 'txuri urdin' unit in a match that will not include Carlos Fernández, author of the only realistic goal in the tight victory of the previous cup round against Buñol (0 -1), nor Ander Barrenetxea, both injured.

Opposite, Andratx from Mallorca, present in the second round after eliminating Tarazona in extra time (3-2), dreams of making a splash and parking their irregular season in Group 3 of the Second Federation, where they are out of the positions of ' Playoff'.

For its part, Real Betis, who beat Hernán Cortés (1-12) in their previous tie, will travel to the Badajoz municipality of Villanueva de la Serena. The Verdiblancos, who in LaLiga abandoned the European positions after their draw against bottom team Almería (0-0), hope to have some joy in the 'KO' tournament.

And Manuel Pellegrini's men, despite not losing in domestic competition since mid-September, have only one victory in their last four games, something that they will try to correct in a duel in which they will have seven absent due to injury. in addition to the absences due to rest of Isco, Guido Rodríguez and Ayoze.

Villanovense, on the verge of the relegation places in the Second Federation after two days without winning, receives the Andalusians after beating UD Ibiza (2-1), from the First Federation, in their previous cup duel.

Meanwhile, Sevilla will leave behind its turbulent Shareholders' Meeting – with rejection of the accounts included – in search of a revulsive victory against Atlético Astorga, with the continuity of Diego Alonso in the spotlight. The Nervionenses, four points above the danger zone, have only won one of the ten games played since the arrival of the Uruguayan coach, precisely in the Cup against Quintanar (0-3).

Now, they will appear in La Eragudina with a team full of homegrown players to face the clash against the Maragato team, which plays in the Third Federation and who already gave the surprise by leaving a LaLiga Hypermotion team like Andorra out of the competition (1 -0).

UD Las Palmas will travel to Navarra, still exultant from their league victory against Getafe (2-0) and hoping to continue their cup adventure after previously getting rid of Manacor (0-3). Opposite will be Tudelano, from the Second Federation and who went to the second round by beating the dean of Spanish football, Recreativo de Huelva (1-0) in extra time.

Rayo Vallecano, mired in a series of five games without winning in LaLiga EA Sports, puts aside its difficulties in the championship to face Yeclano – from the Second Federation – at the Campo de la Constitución. The Madrid team previously dispatched Atlético de Lugones (0-6), and they hope to do the same against the Murcian team, who defeated Atlético Sanluqueño in extra time (2-0).

Furthermore, Deportivo Alavés, who showed no mercy against Deportivo Murcia (0-10), wants to continue advancing in the 'KO' tournament against a Second RFEF team like Terrassa, who surprised in the first round by 'killing' a team of LaLiga Hypermotion, Albacete (1-0).

RCD Mallorca, which marks the zone of permanence in First Division, holds on to the competition where it has achieved the only victory of the last eleven games played – against Boiro (0-4) – and hopes to stay alive against Valle de Egüés, executioner of Teruel (1-0).

Finally, bottom team Almería, last of the Primeras in contention this Wednesday, is looking for its second victory of the course in Huesca against Barbastro – who eliminated Ponferradina (1-0) -, after achieving its only success so far in the season against Talavera (0-2), precisely in the cup competition.

Wednesday's day in the Copa del Rey is completed with the confrontations Alcorcón-Cartagena, Antequera-Huesca, Deportivo-Tenerife, Arenteiro-Burgos CF, Unionistas-Real Sporting, Málaga-Eldense, Levante-Amorebieta and Lugo-Mirandés.


Alcorcón – Cartagena.

Antequera – Huesca.

Barbastro – Almeria.

Sports – Tenerife.

Yeclano – Rayo Vallecano.

Andratx – Real Sociedad.

Arenteiro – Burgos CF.

Terrassa – Alavés.

Unionistas – Real Sporting.

Malaga – Eldense.

Levante – Amorebieta.

Lugo – Mirandes.

Egüés Valley – Mallorca.

Villanovense – Real Betis.

Atlético Astorga – Seville.

Tudelano – Las Palmas.