Goalless heading into their return at the Madrigal, Valencia scored two early goals through Banega (5) and Roberto Soldado (23) and looked to be heading to the quarter-finals. But Villarreal produced a remarkable comeback, scoring four times Santi Cazorla, Giuseppe Rossi, Marco Ruben and then Rossi again to complete a remarkable comeback and earn a quarter-final match-up with Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Espanyol to progress 2-1 on aggregate, Sergio Agüero’s thumping finish on 25 minutes only cancelled out in added time via Luis García’s free-kick. Atletico will meet cross-town rivals Real Madrid as Real followed up their 8-0 first-leg stroll against Levante with a meaningless 2-0 away defeat.
Almería followed up their 4-3 first-leg success at home to Mallorca by winning by the same scoreline in their return, though the visitors had led 4-0 at the break with two goals apiece from Pablo Piatti and Juanma Ortiz. Almería face Deportivo La Coruna next.