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Defined the Cup final! Betis and Valencia will face each other in La Cartuja
Published:3/03/2022 - 23:38h
Updated:3/03/2022 - 23:39h
Borja Iglesias lifted all of Benito Villamarín from their seats with a goal in 92' that saw Betis go through to the Copa del Rey final, in which they will face Bordalás' Valencia
The Glass of the King has to his two finalists. Valencia and Real Betis will see the faces this 23 April in the stadium of The Cartuja (Seville). The group 'ché' achieved his pass after winning to the Athletic Club, whereas the verdiblancos suffered -to the end- to leave on the way to the Ray, in a madness of party that finish with a goal of Borja Churches in the discount.
This Thursday, Benito Villamarín was expectador of one of the most thrilling parties of this edition of the Glass of Rey, literally. The Betis returns to a final 17 years afterwards (2005, contested against the Osasuna), after a victory agónica in front of the rayistas. Baby opened the marker to equalise the eliminatory in the 80', with a goal from his 'house', descomunal.
It commanded a powerful missile from 25 metres of distance that coló in the goal of Claudio Bravo to break the equality and give him wings to the Ray Vallecano, but a genialidad of Joaquín Sánchez allowed to the Betis seal his pass to the big final. The captain verdiblanco invented a pass filtered to Channels so that it finished, but was refused by a defender in the line. Borja Churches hunted the finish and raised to all Benito Villamarín of his seats with a historical goal.
The one of Santiago de Compostela lived a night of charm (as all his season with the Betis) and exploded of the emotion after achieving the pass: "it Is inexplicable this stadium, is another thing. There are fans very good but this is another level", stood out Borja in the microphones of 'DAZN', ensuring that had the presentiment that it went to mark: "I do not know why but it knew it, this morning it knew that would have any, have gone here and like this has been".
Betis-Valencia, a final 'top' of Glass of Rey
It will be the first time that the Betis and Valencia find in a final of the Glass of Rey, although yes they have confronted before in the competition. The Valencians surpassed eight of the nine eliminatory contested against the group sevillano, with an only positive register for the verdiblancos in 1976.