Real Madrid will play Segunda B outfit Olímpic de Xátiva in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey following the draw at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon stadium last Friday.
Having netted the big fish, the reaction of Olímpic de Xátiva’s President and players to the draw was brilliant.
After Xátiva’s fate was confirmed by the ballet, club president Alfonso Rus let out a large, loud yelp in the auditorium as he failed to contain his excitement of playing against Ronaldo, Bale et al.
Rus’s excitement was mirrored back at Olímpic de Xátiva’s training ground, and the team’s players went bananas as they crowded around a TV to watch Los Blancos come out the hat.
Xátiva president Alfonso Rus later told local press:
I’m very happy. We were clear that one day we were going to play Real Madrid, that’s what we’d said and now, that’s what will happen. It’s a huge joy for a modest team like ours, with 81 years of history. This only happens once in a lifetime and it’s touched me at a time I’m president, for which I’m very proud.
The day of the team’s presentation, it occurred to me that I’d had a dream and that we were going to play a team from the Primera and we’ve now realised that dream, but what’s more, it’s like a lottery win for us.
We hope that Real Madrid bring them all, Cristiano, Bale, Casillas… I want to see them all here!
Watch the amazing reactions of the Olímpic de Xátiva president and players to getting Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey below.