Zidane reveals who is to blame as Real Madrid crash of Copa del Rey to 3rd-tier side

Zidane reveals who is to blame as Real Madrid crash of Copa del Rey to 3rd-tier side

- Zinedine Zidane has blamed himself for Real Madrid's ouster at the Copa del Rey

- Los Blancos were dumped out in the round of 32 by third division side Alcoyano

- Zidane's men also lost their Super Cup game to Athletic Bilbao in the past week

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Real Madrid have been knocked out of this season's Cop de Rey by Spanish third division side Alcoyano, Daily Mail.

Zinedine Zidane's chances of winning a silverware have now been reduced to the La Liga and the Champions League.

The French boss has taken full responsibility for the defeat following the 2-1 loss to the third-tier side after extra time.

Zidane reveals who is to blame as Real Madrid crash of Cop del Rey to 3rd-tier side
Zidane says he is to blame as Real Madrid crash of Cop del Rey to 3rd-tier side. Photo by David S. Bustamante
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Zidane, however, stated that the shock defeat is not a disgrace with Alcoyano playing the last 10 minutes a man down after Ramon Lopez was given his marching orders.

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Madrid lost 2-1 in extra-time, with Alcoyano playing the last 10 minutes a man down after Ramon Lopez saw red. Zidane told the media after the game:

“We tried. The players gave their all on the pitch.
“I’m the coach, the responsibility is mine. I’m responsible. We’ve played against a third division team and we should have won but it’s not a disgrace."

Asked if he is feeling under pressure, Zidane said:

“I’m calm. We will see what happens in the next few days.”

Casemiro and Lucas Vazquez were the only regulars included in Zidane’s starting XI against Alcoyano.

Eder Militao scored his first Real Madrid goal on the stroke of half time but ten minutes to the end of the game, Jose Solbes sent the match into extra time.

Juanan got the winner in the 115th minute of the game to record one of the biggest upset in the Spanish Cup.

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Casemiro and Lucas Vazquez were the regulars that started in Los Blancos line up but the likes of Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio were later brought on in the game.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Eden Hazard did not complete a single take-on when Real Madrid last to Athletic Bilbao by 2-1 in the Super Cup semi-finals, Sport Bible.

The Belgian attacker was substituted in the 67th minute for failing to make an impression in the game and the Spanish media have lashed out at the former Chelsea star.

The 29-year-old has endured several injury spells at the Santiago Bernabeu since his big-money move from Stamford Bridge in 2019.

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