Infante is the Hero as Part-Time 3rd Tier Side Mirandes Beat Espanyol to Advance to Copa Del Rey Semi-Finals….(Video)
Something truly magical happened last night in the Copa del Rey, the Spanish version of the FA Cup, when part-time side Mirandes defeated La Liga giants Espanyol 4-4 on aggregate (away-goals), in injury time, to reach the semi-finals. The hero of the evening, and the campaign in general, was Pablo Infante. A bank clerk by day, Infante is now the Cop del Rey’s top scorer with 7 goals throughout the competition. This is one of those rare moments caught on camera, when a part-time side who have no business being on the same pitch as a top flight side, over come the odds at their tiny 6,000 capacity home pitch to write themselves into legend. Here are the highlights, its worth watching to the end….
Mirandes have now beaten three La Liga sides and will play Athletic Bilbao or Real Mallorca in the last four, and I for one, wish them luck.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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