Zidane will need to rally the troops and get Madrid back on track against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, while Alcoyano has a home game against Orihuela to look forward to on Sunday.
It’s a truly amazing accomplishment from Parras’ men, who saw goalkeeper Jose Juan make 10 saves and Solbes make important contributions at both ends – the second-half equaliser and a block at the death in extra time.
Real Madrid dumped out of the Copa del Rey in a shocking 2-1 defeat to Alcoyano on Wednesday as the third division side scored an unlikely late winner in extra-time after being reduced to 10 men.
Eder Militao headed in a cross from Brazilian compatriot Marcelo to give Real the lead directly toward the end of the first half, however Alcoyano substitute Jose Solbes cut home from a corner to level for the hosts with 10 minutes remaining.
Alcoyano’s Ramon Lopez received a second yellow card in the 110th moment for a foul on Casemiro leaving his team with a man down, yet the host stick on to penalties, the home side burst forward five minutes and grabbed a winner when midfielder Juanan diverted in a cross from short range.
Zidane made nine changes to the squad that were beaten 2-1 by Athletic Bilbao last week’s Spanish Super Cup semi-last, however, was still able to field in a solid starting 11 comprises of five Champions League winners.
His side was in control for the greater part of the match however they had few clear cut chances.
Fede Valverde tried goalkeeper Jose Juan with a pounding long-ranger in the first half while the keeper likewise obstructed Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr effort after the interval.
Marcelo had the opportunity to level in the added time of extra-time but smashed the bar.
No fans were allowed into Alcoyano’s El Collao arena due to Covid restrictions however individuals could be seen watching the game from the barricades surrounding the ground as the players and spectators erupted in joy when the final whistle came.