German DFB Pokal

Alaves returns to Copa del Rey semifinals

MADRID (AP) Alaves is back in the Copa del Rey semifinals after 13 years, advancing 2-0 on aggregate against second-division club Alcorcon after a scoreless home draw on Tuesday.

It is the fifth time Alaves has made it to the last four, but the first since its surprising run as a second-tier club in the 2003-04 season, when it was eliminated by eventual champion Real Zaragoza. It has never reached the final.

Alcorcon, making its debut in the quarterfinals, pressured from the start at Alaves' Mendizorroza Stadium but couldn't find the net to reverse the 2-0 home loss from last week.