After the Seville derby suspended following a throwing of an iron bar on Joan Jordan from the stands of Benito Villamarin, the knockout stages of the Copa del Rey continued this Sunday and Atlético Baleares, resident of the Spanish third division and scorer from Celta in the previous round, hosted Valencia, tenth in La Liga. At the Estadio Balear in Palma, the Blanquinegros presented themselves in a 3-4-1-2 with the André-Duro duo at the forefront of the Valencian attack. For its part, Baleares aligned a 3-5-2.
A meeting which started ideally for the visitors since Marcos André, well served by Uroš Račić, opened the scoring in the very first seconds of this round of 16 (0-1, 1st). In the lead at the break, Valencia continued to control the proceedings and maintained, without shaking too much, their advantage in the score. Despite a salvo of changes at the start of the last half hour, the newcomers did not change the game and José Bordalás’ men thus validated their place in the quarter-finals of this King’s Cup.