Seville, Jan 18 (EFE).- Atlético Osasuna qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey by beating the current champion, Betis, at the Benito Villamarín, after finishing the game first with a tie at one, the extra time with another equalizer at two and decide in the shootout from the penalty spot, where the locals Sergio Canales and the Argentine Guido Rodríguez failed.
A goal from Osasunista defender David García in added time (m.92) forced extra time in a very balanced tie, after the Sevillians went ahead after 62 minutes with a goal from Portuguese William Carvalho, just as they did in the extra period through Sabaly in minute 103, but Rubén García equalized again in minute 106
It was the first really demanding test for both teams in this edition of the tournament and it came with Sevillians and Pamploneses very well placed in the upper zone of the table in LaLiga as the first round draws to a close.
The Verdiblancos, who did not play last weekend in LaLiga precisely because they participated in the Spanish Super Cup as Cup champions and also lost in the semifinals against Barcelona on penalties, found a rival who appeared at the Benito Villamarín stadium strengthened after his triumph at El Sadar against Mallorca (1-0).
The rojillos, who had to replace Moi Gómez in their starting eleven at the last minute, who felt discomfort in the warm-up, and bring on youth squad player Aimar Oroz, tried to complicate the opponent’s life as they did this campaign in this same scenario in LaLiga, although a goal from Borja Iglesias then left the three points in Seville.
Betis, faithful to their idea of the game, did not wait to take control of the ball and approach the goal defended by Sergio Herrera and thus after twelve minutes the Brazilian Luiz Henrique had a goal annulled since his shot was preceded by a Rodri Sánchez’s center in which the ball had crossed the end line.
Despite this, the team coached by the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini found it difficult to connect well with his top men, among whom the Frenchman Nabil Fekir was missing due to injury, since Jaboba Arrasate’s man, with great pressure, left few options in a game that went to half-time with few clear scoring chances in both goals.
Osasuna’s start in the second half was surprising, with its advanced lines and a clear offensive intention, although Betis responded on the counter to witness a more dynamic game and with better options to open the scoring.
Pellegrini brought out Borja Iglesias and Aitor Ruibal so that his team was more of a protagonist in the attack and this coincided with the goal scored in the 62nd minute by the Portuguese William Carvalho, who culminated a series of rebounds in the visiting area with his shot.
The good play of the Navarrese team was surprised by the effectiveness of the Sevillian, so it was now Arrasate who moved the bench and put Argentine Chimy Ávila, Croatian Ante Budimir and Kike Barja in one go.
By then, the 1-0 was well controlled by Betis against an opponent who, as the game progressed towards its end, seemed worn out, although the referee gave three minutes of extension and, in the second of them, a header from David García Aimar Oroz’s cross forced overtime.
In the overtime of the game, which served for the debut as a Betic of the young Brazilian left-back Abner Vinicius, an open game was seen with clear chances for any team to break the tie, but it was the Senegalese Youssouf Sabaly, shortly before the first part of extra time ended, which he did for the locals after a pass from Borja Iglesias.
The reply was not long in coming and, in the first play of the second half, Rubén García put a new tie that led to the resolution of the tie to the shootout from the penalty spot, where the visitors were much more accurate, who converted their four shots and who did not need to launch a fifth to get into the quarterfinals.
2 – Betis: Claudio Bravo; Sabaly, Louis Philip, Edgar, Miranda (Abner Vinicius, m.97); Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho (Paul, m.112); Louis Henrique (Lorraine, m.77), Channels, Rodri (Aitor Ruibal, 58); and Willian Joseph (Borja Churches, m.58).
2 – Osasuna: Sergio Herrera; Moncayola, Unai García (Aridane, m.106), David García, Juan Cruz (Manu Sánchez, m.77); Aimar, Torró (Diego Moreno, m.77), Darko Brasanac (Chimy Ávila, m.71); Abde, Kike García (Budimir, m.71) and Rubén García (Kike Barja, m.71).
Goals: 1-0, M.62: William Carvalho. 1-1, M.92: David García. 2-1, M.103: Sabaly. 2-2, M.106: Rubén García.
Shots from the penalty spot: Chimy Ávila (0-1), Borja Iglesias (1-1), Budimir (1-2), Loren (2-2), Moncayola (2-3), Canales (for Sergio Herrera) (2-3), Kike Barja (2-4), Guido Rodríguez (fails) (2-4).
Referee. Javier Alberola Rojas (Castilian-La Mancha Committee). He admonished the visitors Aimar (m.59) and David García (m.78)
Incidents: Match of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey played at the Benito Villamarín stadium before 35,817 spectators.