Atletico Madrid Crushed Out of Copa del Rey
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to third-tier club side UE Cornella as they meet their exit in the second round of the Copa del Rey.
Adrian Jimenez scored the only goal after seven minutes when he flicked an Agustin Medina free-kick into the net. Atletico Madrid did all they can but the home side was fully prepared for the La Liga champions.
The La Liga leaders had to play the final 27 minutes with 10 men after Ricard Sanchez was sent off for two bookable offences. Diego Simeone’s side also saw defender Jose Gimenez suffer an ankle injury in the game.
It is the second consecutive season Diego Simeone’s is being eliminated from the cup by a third-tier team, after losing to Cultural Leonesa last year. The defeat is Atletico’s second defeat in the 2020/21 season.
The only club that has beaten Diego Simeone’s side this season is Real Madrid and it was in their La Liga game.