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Leganes make club history by reaching Copa del Rey quarter-finals

Despite a 2-1 loss away to Villarreal on Wednesday, the Copa del Rey quarter-finals will feature Leganes for the first time ever.

11 Jan 2018, 03:10 IST
Leganes players celebrate reaching the Copa del Rey quarter-finals

Leganes have made club history by reaching the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey for the first time, having shocked Villarreal on Wednesday.

A goal from Nordin Amrabat had given Leganes a slender advantage from the home leg of their last-16 tie.

And when Nabil El Zhar put his side ahead after half an hour at the Estadio de la Ceramica, Leganes were on track to for their maiden last-eight appearance.

Villarreal battled back after the break, though, Dani Raba on target shortly after the interval to set up a grandstand finish.

And, even though Denis Cheryshev scored in the last minute to level the scores on aggregate, Leganes progressed to the quarter-finals on away goals.

Alaves are also in the hat after easing past Formentera, while Atletico Madrid comfortably dispatched of Lleida Esportiu 7-0 on aggregate on Tuesday.

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