Minnows teach real a lesson

MADRID - Real Madrid were given a Spanish Cup shock on Tuesday when third division minnows and unheralded city neighbours Alcorcon dished out a 4-0 drubbing to the nine-time European champions.

MADRID - Real Madrid were given a Spanish Cup shock on Tuesday when third division minnows and unheralded city neighbours Alcorcon dished out a 4-0 drubbing to the nine-time European champions.

The tiny provincial side, with a minuscule annual budget of just ß1,2 million (R13,6million) - 300 times less than their esteemed visitors - added a notable footnote to their modest history in front of their home fans at the Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo.

Real were undone by the club that was founded only in 1971 with an own goal by former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa, Borja Perez's brace and Ernesto Gomez.

It wasn't pleasant viewing for Real president Florentino Perez and club director Jorge Valdano, who were watching from the stands. - Sapa-AFP

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