Los Che bagged a marvelous 1-0 win against their rivals in the Valencia vs Real Betis Cop del Rey semifinal match last night. And with that win, they secured their place in the final with a 3-2 aggregate result in the semifinals. Valencia will now face Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
After a goalless first half, Rodrigo Moreno scored the only goal of the match on behalf of Valencia in the 56th minute. However, Real Betis also created several amazing chances to score but failed to equalize, thus ending the match in favor of Valencia. The Spanish side will appear in the Copa del Rey final for the first time after 2008.
Valencia vs Real Betis Full Highlights
While talking about his match-winning performance against Real Betis, Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno told Mundo Deportivo, “It’s a very special season with the centenary and we’re very happy to reach the final.” The star further added, “We’ve played a very complete knockout tie. We deserve to be in the final.”
The Spanish forward said, “We knew they [would] have a lot of possession but that we were going to have a chance on the break.” He then also expressed his views on the upcoming Copa del Rey final against Barcelona and said, “This is a final for everyone, for the club, the squad,
Valencia vs Real Betis Final Score
On the other hand, Real Betis lost their chance to appear in the final hosted by their own Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville on 25th May. It seems that they are now having a tough time as they previously faces the Europa League exit after the defeat against Rennes. Real Betis are now only concentrating to get a decent position in La Liga table.
While talking about the match, Real Betis defender Marc Bartra said, “We really wanted to be in the final,” and added, “We wanted to get there, and we were able to, but that’s football, and not everyone can win.” He said, “It’s a big blow. We have to be self-critical but with our heads held high and all pulling in the same direction,” and then added, “I’m very proud of the team and the fans. We apologise to them, and we congratulate Valencia.”