Atletico suffers extra-time Cup misery at third-division Leonesa

Defeat completes a miserable January for Atletico Madrid, which was defeated in the Spanish Super Cup by Real Madrid and 2-0 at Eibar in La Liga last weekend.

Cultural Leonesa players celebrate their Copa del Rey win against Atletico de Madrid.   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid was knocked out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, defeated 2-1 in extra-time by third division Cultural Leonesa.

Atletico, which is third in La Liga and is looking forward to a Champions League clash next month against Liverpool, was one of four top-flight sides dumped out of the tournament on Thursday at the last 32 stage.

Argentine striker Angel Correa put it in front in the 62 minutes before Leonesa levelled seven minutes from the end through Julen Castaeda.

Sergio Benito then delievered the winner for the host in the second period of extra-time.

Defeat completes a miserable January for Diego Simeone's Atletico which was defeated in the Spanish Super Cup by Real Madrid and 2-0 at Eibar in La Liga last weekend.

Also exiting the Copa del Rey on Thursday were Eibar, Real Betis and Celta Vigo.

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