Next Match: at home to Sevilla, December 21
Marcelino has insisted his team were worthy of their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, after beating Elche 1-0 away from home to win the tie 3-2 on aggregate. "Overall, we have been the better team," the coach told reporters. "It was a difficult game because Elche are a very organised team, and we had to be patient. We suffered, but we deserved to win. Matches are decided by tiny margins. In the first leg (which finished 2-2) we had chances but an error of ours allowed Elche to get back into the game. In the end, the team that went out to win the tie has qualified."