Sevilla Bounces Back with 3-1 Triumph Over Getafe in Copa del Rey

Athletic Bilbao’s dominant display sees them through to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, with Villalibre’s brace securing a 2-0 win against Alaves.

Asier Villalibre showcased his prowess with a stunning brace, propelling Athletic Bilbao to a convincing 2-0 victory over Alaves and securing their spot in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Dubbed ‘the Buffalo,’ the imposing striker opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a powerful left-footed strike. Villalibre sealed the win with a precise diving header from Oscar de Marcos’ cross in the 60th minute, extinguishing any hopes for Alaves, as reported by Xinhua.

While Athletic maintained control for most of the game, goalkeeper Julen Agirrezabala’s crucial saves thwarted Alaves striker Samu early in the second half. Villalibre’s second goal solidified Athletic Bilbao‘s dominance.


Meanwhile, Sevilla triumphed over Getafe with a morale-boosting 3-1 victory. Sergio Ramos capitalized on a goalkeeping error to give Sevilla an early lead in the eighth minute. Jaime Mata responded with a clever lob 15 minutes later, exploiting a defensive lapse in the Sevilla backline.

Isaac Romero then delivered two rapid goals in the 48th and 55th minute, securing a significant win for Quique Sanchez Flores against a team he has coached three times.

In another tightly contested match, Cyle Larin’s late heroics secured Mallorca’s place in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory against Tenerife in extra time. Larin capitalized on a knockdown, scoring with his right foot, leaving Tenerife defenders frustrated after missed opportunities to clear the ball.

Looking ahead to Wednesday’s fixtures, Osasuna faces Real Sociedad, Girona hosts Rayo Vallecano, and Valencia takes on Celta Vigo. Thursday promises a Madrid derby between Atletico and Real Madrid, while FC Barcelona visits third-tier Unionistas de Salamanca.


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