Alaves, Villarreal and Valencia advance in Copa del Rey


Villarreal and Alaves have enjoyed massive wins against lower-division opposition in the Copa del Rey as all of the favourites advanced in the competition.

Alaves routed seventh-tier Deportivo Murcia 10-0 with Jon Karrikaburu scoring a hat-trick and three other players finding the net twice - Abde Rebbach, Xeber Alkain and Ianis Hagi.

Villarreal defeated sixth-tier Chiclana 5-0 with a hat trick by Manu Trigueros.

Granada also advanced, beating fifth-tier Arosa 3-0, though the win was being contested because of accusations they fielded an ineligible player.

Valencia defeated fourth-tier Logrones 2-0.

Two games between lower-division clubs were postponed because of bad weather - Sestao River at Gimnastica Segoviana and Real Zaragoza at Atzeneta.

The first round was played in single elimination games at the home of the lower-division teams.