Atletico Madrid was knocked from this Copa del Rey on Thursday, defeated 1-2 in extra-time by third division Cultural Leonesa. Atletico Madrid, who are third in La Liga and are excited about some Champions League clash next month against Liverpool, was among four top-flight sides dropped from the tournament on Thursday in the last 32 stages. Before seven minutes leveled from the conclusion through Julen Castaeda, argentine striker Angel Correa put them.
The winner was subsequently delivered by Sergio Benito in the second period of extra-time for the hosts.
Defeat completes a miserable January for Diego Simeone’s Atletico that had been defeated in the Spanish Super Cup by Real Madrid and 2-0 in Eibar in La Liga last weekend.
“The responsibility is mine,” admitted Simeone.
“Cultural deserved the victory, we had no forcefulness.”
Also leaving the Copa del Rey on Thursday were Eibar, Real Betis, and Celta Vigo.
The men of someone will be seen in action in La Liga when his side takes on Leganes.
After being shocked 2-1 by third division CD Leonesa from the Copa del Rey on 23, Atletico can do with a win.
Atletico Madrid’s pursuit of Edinson Cavani will likely come too late because of their title challenge, even if they can persuade Paris Saint-Germain to a part with the 32-year-old striker this month.
Eight points are the gap between them and the top two and while Cavani could relieve their problems.
While Sevilla, in fourth, plays against Granada Atletico host Leganes on Sunday.