Alaves through to Copa del Rey semis

Alaves became the first side to book its place in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday as a 0-0 draw at home to second division Alcorcon was enough to seal a 2-0 aggregate win.

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Alaves' forward Ibai Gomez's (right) two late goals in last week's first leg had given the first division side a commanding advantage.   -  AFP

Alaves became the first side to book its place in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday as a 0-0 draw at home to second division Alcorcon was enough to seal a 2-0 aggregate win.

Ibai Gomez's two late goals in last week's first leg had given the first division side a commanding advantage.

However, the Basques had to rely on goalkeeper Adrian Ortola to prevent Alcorcon, which caused one of the biggest shocks in Copa del Rey history be eliminating Real Madrid in 2009, a route back into the tie through efforts from Nelson and Ivi either side of half-time.

Madrid needs a huge turnaround in the second leg of its tie on Wednesday to avoid another shock exit as it trails Celta Vigo 2-1 ahead of a trip to Balaidos.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona look well set to take their place in the last four, though, as Atletico leads Eibar 3-0, whilst Barca holds a 1-0 advantage over Real Sociedad with the second leg at home to come.