Granada GRA
2
Soldado 2', 93' (p)
Valencia VAL
1
Rodrigo 39'
Full-time

GRANADA 2-1 VALENCIA

Soldado and Granada eliminate champions Valencia to make the semi-finals

Roberto Soldado hit the decisive penalty against his old club on 93 minutes after a VAR review. Granada make the Copa semi-finals for the first time in 51 years.

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Soldado and Granada eliminate champions Valencia to make the semi-finals
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Roberto Soldado scored a stoppage-time penalty to send Granada into the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 2-1 win over cup holders Valencia at Los Cármenes on Tuesday night. The 34-year-old forward opened the scoring on three minutes to put the Andalusians in the driving seat but his former club levelled through Rodrigo Moreno, who already had a goal ruled out.

Soldado on target twice against his former club

Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech was instrumental in keeping the hosts at bay but with extra-time beckoning, Jaume Costa handled in the area and Soldado completed his brace. Granada book their place in the semi-final for the first time in over half a century - the last time they got this far in the competition was in 1969 when they lost to the eventual champions Athletic Club.

Soldado scores from the spot to put Granada through

The action continues tomorrow - Mirandes host Villarreal on Wednesday with Barcelona at Athletic and Real Madrid welcoming Real Sociedad on Thursday in the other quarter-finals