Changing format brings back drama in Laliga

If Spanish soccer organisers were craving more drama when they decided to shake up the Copa del Rey then they certainly got what they wanted this week after Real Madrid lost a seven-goal thriller and Barcelona were knocked out by a last-gasp strike. Yet there also may be a tinge of regret at the national federation as they contemplate semifinals shorn of stardust without Real, Barca and Atletico Madrid for the first time in 17 years. Athletic Bilbao, who beat Barca 1-0 at home on Thursday, are the biggest team left, followed by Real Sociedad who beat Real Madrid 4-3 away. Granada are also through after knocking out holders Valencia, along with second division Mirandes. Led by president Luis Rubiales, the federation last