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.
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.
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
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