Real cup shocker for Madrid
By Mark Kendall & Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real travelled to the Son Moix on the back of a 1-1 draw in the first-leg at the Bernabeu last week.
However, any hopes they had of clinching a semi-final spot were crushed after goals from Fernando Nino, Samuel Eto'o (2) and Walter Pandiani rewarded a fine Mallorca performance.
Madrid manager, Vicente Del Bosque, - who fielded a weakened team for the game - admitted it had been a painful night for 'los meringues'.
"I hurt for both the club and the players," he said.
"It is a difficult day for us, a hard defeat that we must take in.
"At no moment did we throw the competition, our will is always to fight.
"We did not meet the expectations that I thought we would be able to."
When quizzed over his team selection, Del Bosque remained unrepentant.
"I made decisions that I considered the best thing for the club and the team," the coach insisted.
"One should not look for scapegoat, we are all guilty, principally me."
Meanwhile, Osasuna reached the Copa semi-finals for the first time in 15 years after finally seeing off a determined Sevilla outfit.
Like the Madrid-Mallorca tie, the first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw, and Osasuna were made to wait until extra-time before finally sealing their win.
Goals from Francisco Punal, Cesar Palacios and Inaki Munoz (from the penalty spot) were enough to clinch a memorable win after Antonito and Javier Casquero had twice drawn the visitors level.