Valencia defeated Cadiz on Wednesday in the King’s Cup quarter-finals (2-1) at the Mestalla stadium on goals from Gonçalo Guedes and Hugo Duro. No bad surprise for Valencia in the King’s Cup, which qualified for the last four after its victory against Cadiz (2-1) on Wednesday. Portuguese striker Gonçalo Guedes (24th) opened the scoring, allowing Valencia to lead at the break against an Andalusian side who, with zero shots on target from their five attempts during the first period, showed their offensive limits. A history of corners When they returned from the locker room, Cadiz did not wait long before they caught up. On a corner, Valencia defender Eray Ervin Cömert is guilty of pulling Juan Cola’s shirt into the area. After checking the VAR, midfielder Lucas Perez converted the penalty (54th) to equalize. read also Copa del Rey fixtures and results In the last quarter of an hour and yet jostled by Cadiz during the second period, Valencia scored the decisive goal thanks to a header from Hugo Duro (79th) slightly deflected from a corner kick taken by Carlos Soler. It was too much for the players of Cadiz, reduced to ten after the expulsion of defender Juan Cala (84th) who received a second yellow card. Valencia is in the semi-finals. Rayo also qualified A little earlier in the evening on Wednesday, Rayo Vallecano beat Mallorca (1-0) thanks to a penalty converted by Argentinian striker Oscar Trejo (43rd), shortly before halftime. Despite their glaring lack of efficiency (2 shots on target out of 18 shots attempted), the people of Madrid are in the last four.