Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
A spot in the Spanish Cup last 32 will be at stake when Alcoyano face Levante at Estadio El Collao on Tuesday evening. Alcoyano sit in the middle of the Primera RFEF Group 2 table, and they must be low on spirits following back-to-back losses to Albacete and Costa Brava. A man to watch in the home team will be Honduras international Jona, who has netted four goals so far this season.
Los Levantinos, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Alcoyano by rolling over Huracan Melilla 8-0 in their Copa del Rey opener, and seeing that they are eager to make amends for a 4-3 loss to Espanyol, away win should be considered. Both Postigo and Miramon continue to miss out with injuries, while experienced attacker Roberto Soldado should be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Soldado):
Roberto Soldado is regarded as one of the most famous footballers in the history of Villarreal. The meaning of his surname in Spanish is “the warrior” and it has to be noted that he began his football career at Real Madrid, playing from the B team between 2002 and 2006. The pacey attacker made 16 appearances and scored two goals for the first team, but he was producing the best performances of his career during his three-year spell at Valencia.
Soldado scored 59 goals in 101 appearances for los Che, but in 2013 he signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £26 million. The Spanish attacker, who was born on 27 May, 1985 in Valencia, scored for the Spurs on his debut in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, but he netted the goal from the penalty spot.
Soldado failed to impress in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign with Tottenham and, as a result, he was sold to Villarreal on 14 August, 2015. Speaking of his international career, the Villarreal attacker made his Spain debut in June, 2007 against Latvia.
Highlighted Team (Levante ):
Levante Union Deportiva is a Spanish football club from the city Valencia and is playing in the highest Spanish football division since 2010. The club is the second biggest of Valencia after the very known football club Valencia CF. The Valencia derby is one of the most hectic football games in the region. The nickname of Levante UD is Las Granotes which literally means the frogs. The club host it’s home games in the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium which holds a capacity of 26 000 seats. The club colors of Levante are blue and red.
The biggest success of Levante UD was in 1937 where the club won the Copa del Rey. Other prizes Levante won in lower divisions are the Segunda Division A in 2004 and the Seguda Division B in 1999. Famous players that played for Levante are Johan Cruyff, Sergio Garcia, Arveladze and Juanfran.