Soccer-Villarreal meekly bow out of King's Cup to Poli Ejido

MADRID, Nov 12 - Villarreal, who lie second in the
Primera Liga, lost 6-1 on aggregate to Segunda B (third tier)
side Poli Ejido to exit the King's Cup at the last 32 stage on

The modest south-coast club had thumped Villarreal 5-0 at
home in the first leg but were rarely troubled at the Madrigal,
taking the lead with a classy backheel from Jorge Molina just
after the break.

Guillermo Franco levelled for the hosts soon after but the
visitors could even afford to miss a late penalty as both sides
finished with 10 men.

Poli Ejido's exploits matched those of another third tier
side Real Union who knocked out league champions Real Madrid on
the away goals rule on Tuesday, after drawing 6-6 on aggregate.

The 2006 winners Espanyol progressed 5-2 on aggregate at the
expense of second division Celta Vigo, and Valladolid beat
another second division side Hercules 7-3 on aggregate.

Later on Wednesday, holders Valencia, Barcelona and Atletico
Madrid were among the sides playing in 10 other second legs.

The last two ties will be resolved on Thursday when 2007
winners Sevilla host Segunda B side Ponferradina trailing 1-0,
and Osasuna receive Getafe with the score at 0-0.

(Writing by Mark Elkington, editing by Justin Palmer)