Real Madrid were humiliated in the Copa del Rey last night, losing 4 – 0 to a side best described as a village team.
Madrid, who spent around £230 million in the summer, were thrashed by Alcorcon who play in the Segunda Division B, the third tier of Spanish football.
Although Madrid were without some of their best known players such as the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Iker Casillas, they still fielded a strong team including Karim Benzema, Raul and Guti.
The Spanish giants haven’t won the ‘Kings Cup’ since 1993 and were also embarrassed by another lowly side as recently as last season when they went out of the competition on the away goals rule to Real Union.
Speaking after the loss, coach Manuel Pellegrini said:
There’s no reason or explanation for how the team performed. We hope our fans can forgive us.
I am not thinking about my job or about resigning, only the next match.
We’ve seen it 3,200 times before: a team who were tremendously motivated and were able to play at their best.
I saw them in recent games, we had reports, but they played very well.