Copa del Rey review

Espanyol stage stunning fightback

January 17, 2012

Espanyol scored three times in the last five minutes to come from two goals down to beat third division Mirandes 3-2 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

The minnows looked on course for a major upset when goals from Alain Arroyo (28) and Pablo Infante (78) put them 2-0 up at the Primera Division side.

But the hosts staged a dramatic comeback as Vladimir Weiss pulled one back in the 85th minute, Rui Fonte levelled two minutes later and Joan Verdu completed the turnaround in the 89th minute.