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Cadiz ousted by fourth-division Arandina in Spanish Cup

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Cadiz coach Sergio Gonzalez saw his team ousted from Copa del Rey by fourth-division Alamina. (EPA PHOTO)
Camera IconCadiz coach Sergio Gonzalez saw his team ousted from Copa del Rey by fourth-division Alamina. (EPA PHOTO) Credit: EPA

Cadiz have gone down 2-1 to fourth-division Arandina, becoming the second top-flight team in Spain to be eliminated in the second round of the Copa del Rey.

Cadiz's elimination came a day after Almeria fell 1-0 to fourth-division Barbastro.

Jorge Pesca scored a 65th-minute winner for Arandina. The club based in Aranda de Duero, a small city in northern Spain, had never advanced past the second round.

It was the 13th game in a row without a win for Cadiz, who sit in 16th place in the Spanish league, three points from the relegation zone. They advanced in the first round of the Copa with a win on penalties against fifth-division Badalona.

Last-place Almeria lost Wednesday to remain with only one victory in 17 matches in all competitions this season - against third-division club Talavera in the previous Copa round.

Cadiz have only two wins in all competitions this season, and none since September.

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First-division club Granada were also eliminated after being disqualified for fielding an ineligible player in the first round.

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