Seven more ‘Firsts’, on stage this Wednesday in the Cup

The second round of the Cup del Rey that started this Tuesday has continuity this Wednesday with the dispute of another 14 games (the remaining eight will be played tomorrow).

One of the most attractive in the day of this Wednesday will be the one that will host the Nou Municipal between the EU Cornellà and the leader of LaLiga Santander, the Athletic from Madrid. Undoubtedly, a gift from Kings for the Baix Llobregat club, which plays in Segunda B, although his rival will face the match with the ‘second unit’, without most of their starters, although with Saúl, Lodi, Felipe, Giménez, Kondogbia, Vitolo and Correa, among others. ‘Gunpowder’ enough to avoid repeating the history of last season, when Cultural Leonesa, another Second B, eliminated the mattress team (1-2). To achieve a similar machado, Cornellà will have to improve its performance, because in the League it has chained four games without winning (three defeats and a draw) that have made it fall to seventh position.

Centennial with great game

Another Catalan club, the UE Olot, which in 2021 celebrates its centenary, will also seek to ring the bell before another ‘First, Osasuna. Raúl Garrido’s team began this season with doubts and adding just two points from the first 15, but now they are in the best moment of the season, with two wins and a draw in the last three games. Although it is penultimate in its Second B group, Olot clings to its good numbers at the Estadi Municipal, where it has not lost since December 8, 2019. Since then it has had six victories and four draws.

Another attractive confrontation will be the one that will measure the Sports Union Mutilvera (Second B) with Real Betis, which will have to acclimatize to the artificial turf of the Mutilnova Stadium, where the team from the town of Mutilva, adjacent to Pamplona, ​​plays. Pellegrini must improvise due to casualties, four due to Covid (Álex Moreno, Joaquín, Guardado and Montoya) and five due to injury (Dani Martín, Bartra, Carvalho, Camarasa and Tello). The verdiblancos, pending the covid test, travel today.

Also highlight the duel of the Pomegranate, semifinalist in the last edition, in León against Cultural y Deportiva, which last year put on the suit of ‘giant killer’ eliminating Atlético and Huesca to fall in the penalty shootout against Valencia.