Real Madrid knocked out with a Serie C team, Zidane in the balance, ready Raul- Corriere.it

Real eliminated in the Spanish Cup by a Serie C team. And so now su Zinedine Zidane the ghost of Raul hovers, current Real Castilla coach. A terrible week for Zizou. After the elimination in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao on January 14 (who then beat Barcelona in the final), the Blancos were indeed eliminated (2-1) on Wednesday 20 in the round of 32 of the Copa del Re by Club Deportivo Alcoyano, a Serie C club.

“I am responsible because I am the coach – said Zidane -. The players have tried. It’s not a shame, it’s another painful day. I think the players still believe in me, but you need to ask them “. In Spain they speak of a furious Florentino Perez, also because Real is second in the league, four points behind Atletico Madrid, but the Colchoneros have two games less. It is not the first time this season that Zizou is one step away from being sacked, but has always remained firmly on the bench of the Merengues receiving the trust of the management. Now, however, the story is different. Real’s honor was dented by the Valencian club, who won 2-1 in extra time outnumbered at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, a city of just over 50,000 inhabitants 100 km from Valencia.

Real advantage with Militao just before the break, but those who expected a goal have had to change their minds. Indeed, with 10 ‘from the end comes the unexpected equalizer of Josè Solbes that brings the teams to extra time. Zidane tries to straighten the shack by inserting Benzema, Hazard and Kroos but at 115 ‘Juanan Casanova scores a historic goal for Spanish football. Keeping in mind that the Deportivo Alcoyano was also remained in 10 five minutes earlier for the double yellow to Ramon Lopez. Now for Zidane the match at Alaves’ home on Saturday 23 January (9 pm) becomes decisive. Meanwhile, Raul is ready.

January 21, 2021 (change January 21, 2021 | 09:07)

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