Valencia won a rather difficult 2-1 victory over Cadiz in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. “Bats” had to work hard at the “Mestalla” to overcome an uncompromising opponent. The hosts opened the scoring in a controversial situation. Hugo Duro, as it seemed, with a violation in the center of the field brought Guedes to the gate and he realized his chance. However, Cadiz managed to level the score early in the second half. Levantine rookie Eray Djuert pinned Juan Cala in the penalty area, and after a trial with VAR, the referee awarded a penalty. Ex-forward of “Real” and “Karpaty” Lucas Perez realized -meter – 1:1. Five minutes later, luck turned away from Cadiz when, after hitting Juan Cala, the ball flew off the post into the hands of goalkeeper Jaume Domenech. In those moments it seemed that the guests were better, but “Valencia” scored the second goal out of nowhere. After a corner kick, the ball bounced off to Hugo Duro, who sent it into the goal from close range – 2:1. Soon, “Cadiz” was in the minority after the second “yellow card” Juan Cala.
An hour earlier, the other semi-finalist was Rayo Vallecano, who beat Mallorca with a minimum score of 1:0. The only goal of the match at the end of the first half from a penalty was scored by Oscar Trejo for Franco Russo’s foul on Alvaro Garcia. Despite the fact that the referee Grado handed out a lot of yellow cards (6-5 in the liabilities of the hosts), the teams finished the match with full squads.
80-22 , Copa del Rey
Match day : 2022–02
” Valencia 2-1 Cadiz (1:0)
2022 Goals: Guedes G., (1 : 0); Perez L., 22 (penalty) (1 : 1); Duro, 22 (2 : 1)
Sent off: – Kala, 84 (second warning)
Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Mallorca (1-0)
Goals: Trejo, 80 (penalty) (1 : 0)