Alcorconazo

Alcorconazo is the name given by fans and by the Spanish sports press to the first leg of a 2009–10 Copa del Rey two-legged matchup between AD Alcorcón and Real Madrid in the round of 32, a 4–0 win by Alcorcón.[1] The first leg received this name because of the defeat of Real Madrid, one of the largest clubs in Spanish football and indeed in the world, by a modest Alcorcón team which then played in the third-tier Segunda División B. Because Real Madrid won the second leg only 1–0, Alcorcón advanced victorious to the next round.

Alcorcón vs Real Madrid
Event2009–10 Copa del Rey
Round of 32
First leg
Date27 October 2009
VenueEstadio Santo Domingo, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Man of the MatchBorja Pérez (Alcorcón)
RefereeJavier Turienzo Álvarez
Attendance2,997

This defeat was a lead sports story throughout Europe, being the title page in British,[2] French[3] and Italian publications.[4] It also marked a rise to relative prominence for the suburban Madrid club; in what may or may not have been a coincidence, Alcorcón began a major stadium renovation project the following month.

The half-time substitution of Guti when the score was 3–0 and when he was booked before was another topic in the Spanish press because of words exchanged between the player and his coach, Manuel Pellegrini.[5]

It generated superstition and the number of the 4–0 day, 27 October 2009, (27,109) was one of the best-selling lottery tickets on Christmas 2009.[6]

Both matches were broadcast to the entire country on Canal +.

Contrast between Real Madrid and AlcorcónEdit

The two competing sides had significantly differing financial support. The annual salaries of Alcorcón's matchday squad added up to less than €1 million, compared to the €110 million salary of Real Madrid's squad. Real Madrid had spent €254 million on new signings the previous summer, out of a €420 million annual budget at the time. On the day before the first leg of the cup-tie versus Alcorcón, one of Real Madrid's corporate sponsors gave the entire senior squad new cars worth a total of €2 million. The average annual salary of an Alcorcón player at the time, €36,000, was less than Cristiano Ronaldo made in a day that season. At the time of the match, Real Madrid's youth side played in Segunda B alongside Alcorcón – and had lost only once in seven previous meetings between the two.[7]

Match reportsEdit

Round of 32Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alcorcón 4–1 Real Madrid 4–0 0–1

First legEdit

Alcorcón4–0Real Madrid
Pérez   16'53'
Arbeloa   22' (o.g.)
Ernesto   39'
Report
ALCORCÓN:
GK 1   Juanma   90+1'
DF 17   Rubén Anuarbe
DF 18   Íñigo López   52'
DF 20   Borja Gómez
DF 15   Nagore   7'
MF 8   Rubén Sanz
MF 11   Ernesto   63'
MF 10   Sergio Mora
MF 16   Fernando Béjar   75'
FW 14   Diego Cascón
FW 22   Borja Pérez   81'
Substitutions:
GK 13   Eladio
DF 4   Mario
MF 21   Jérémy Lempereur   63'
MF 19   Carmelo   73'
FW 9   Bravo   81'
Manager:
  Juan Antonio Anquela
REAL MADRID:
GK 13   Jerzy Dudek
DF 2   Álvaro Arbeloa
DF 18   Raúl Albiol   61'
DF 21   Christoph Metzelder
DF 15   Royston Drenthe
MF 6   Mahamadou Diarra   77'
MF 14   Guti    43'   45'
MF 23   Rafael van der Vaart
MF 24   Esteban Granero   61'
FW 7   Raúl   71'
FW 11   Karim Benzema
Substitutions:
GK 26   Antonio Adán
DF 19   Ezequiel Garay
MF 5   Fernando Gago   45'
DF 12   Marcelo   61'
FW 17   Ruud van Nistelrooy   71'
Manager:
  Manuel Pellegrini

Man of the Match:
Borja Pérez (Alcorcón)

Assistant referees:
Luis Cote Sáez (Aragon)
Aurelio Asensio Rodríguez (Asturias)
Fourth official:
Rubén Gómez González (Castile and León)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alcorconazo, El País.com (in Spanish), October 27, 2009
  2. ^ Minnows knock Madrid out of cup BBC Sport, November 11, 2009
  3. ^ Alcorcon donne la leçon au Real Archived 2010-03-10 at the Wayback Machine France Football (in French), October 28, 2009
  4. ^ Real una débacle storica perde 4-0 con squadra di C Gazzetta.it (in Italian), October 27, 2009
  5. ^ Pellegrini y Guti discutieron en el descanso y el jugador mandó al técnico a tomar por el c*** MARCA.com (in Spanish), October 28, 2009
  6. ^ ¿Tiene el 27109?, Leonoticias.com (in Spanish), November 30, 2009
  7. ^ Lowe, Sid (28 October 2009). "Manuel Pellegrini is on the ropes after Real Madrid's greatest humiliation". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 20 May 2012.