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|Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:25 pm Post subject: Atletico kids fight back for Cup win, Leganes shock Granada
|Atletico kids fight back for Cup win, Leganes shock Granada
A youthful Atletico Madrid side came back from a goal down to beat third-tier Reus 2-1 to edge towards the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.
Lucas Hernandez's defensive error allowed Fran to fire the Catalans into a shock lead on the half hour mark. However, ten-time winners Atletico responded immediately through Luciano Vietto's headed equaliser before Saul Niguez flicked home the winner 27 minutes from time. The two sides meet again in the second leg on 17 December.
Simeone made seven changes to the side that beat Espanyol on Saturday to remain second in La Liga. And that lack of continuity showed early on against a Reus side that had only been beaten once previously this season on their way to leading their regional division in the third tier. Vietto should have opened the scoring when he fired straight at Edgar Badia with a clear sight of goal after seven minutes.
In the night's other tie, second division Leganes shocked Granada 2-1.Buy FIFA 18 Coins Online Holders Barcelona are in action on Wednesday when they host Villanovense in the second leg of their fourth round tie at the Camp Nou after a 0-0 draw in Extremadura five weeks ago. Real Madrid also open their cup campaign on Wednesday away to Cadiz.