A Colombian faced Real Madrid for the Copa del Rey: who is he and where did he come from?

Deiby Ochoa, the Colombian who faced Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey - credit Ricardo Ordoñez
Deiby Ochoa, the Colombian who faced Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey – credit Ricardo Ordoñez

The beginning of the year in European football competitions was marked by the dispute of the national cups. In Spain they played the third round of the traditional competition of the Copa del Rey and as is characteristic, matches were held between big titans and small clubs.

This was the case of the tie between Real Madrid y arandina, who faced each other to determine who qualified for the round of 16. The most curious thing about this clash is that a Colombian soccer player He managed to measure levels against one of the teams considered the best in the world.

This is the right side Deiby Ochoa, who was born in Medellín on October 3, 1999 and little by little has tried to make a career in professional Spanish football. The starting point of Ochoa In football it occurred in the basic forces of the Athletic Club de Bilbao and then began its rise to the first division.

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In 2016 he wore the shirt of Youth Quotes and the Basconia where he spent two years there. For 2018 he changed his destination, arriving on loan at Sodoupe UC, but it did not last long, returning to Basconia where he finished his cycle in 2020.

For that year he signed for Oyonesa Elementary School who quickly let him move towards the FC Cartagena B, For 2021, a new movement was finalized Logroñés and in 2022 another change signing for Racing Rioja. In 2023 he began the year as a player of the SD Tarazona until in July he definitively moved to arandina, your current club.

This was the team with which Arandina faced Real Madrid in the third round of the Copa del Rey - credit @ArandinaCF/X
This was the team with which Arandina faced Real Madrid in the third round of the Copa del Rey – credit @ArandinaCF/X

Before him Real MadridOchoa played the 90 minutes of the game as a starter and achieved a match rating of 6.4 points, according to the statistical platform SofaScore. In the match, the Colombian made a clearance, 5 tackles and won 5 duels against the merengue players.

Without a doubt, this was one of the Ochoa’s dream matches, that for almost a decade has been looking to measure itself against the best and the magic of the Copa del Rey allowed it to show itself before them.

Arandina is a team founded in 1987 and is currently in the Second Federation, what would be the fourth category of Spanish football, which is categorized as “semi-professional.” From there follows the First Federation, then the Second Division and finally the famous League where the top soccer stars perform.

With 30 games played, Arandina is currently the leader of its group with a total of 68 points and if they finish in this position once the season ends, they will have the privilege of being promoted to the First Federation.

The Colombian forward of Rayo Vallecano, Radamel Falcao is one of the Colombians who are still alive in the Copa del Rey - credit Marcial Guillén/EFE
The Colombian forward of Rayo Vallecano, Radamel Falcao is one of the Colombians who are still alive in the Copa del Rey – credit Marcial Guillén/EFE

There are a total of five Colombian footballers who are still alive in the race towards the second most important title in Spain. John Solis qualified for the round of 16 with Girona; he did it the same way Daniel Luna with Mallorca and Radamel Falcao García with Rayo Vallecano.

Those who still have to qualify for the next stage of the contest are Johan Mojica behind the shirt Osasuna and Cristian Mosquera, who currently defends the colors of Valencia.

From the round of 16 stage, the teams present begin to have more renown and the competition becomes more demanding for those teams that are not used to performing at those levels. Usually, it is the First or Second Division teams that are present there.



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