Sevilla halt Leganes run to reach Copa del Rey final

first_imgLeganes had stunned European champions Real Madrid last month to progress to the semi-finals of the domestic cup competition for the first time in the club’s 90-year history.But the modest outfit from the Madrid suburbs saw their dream run come to an end when Vazquez finished off a counter-attack in lethal fashion a minute from time to complete a 2-0 win on the night.“It’s a great feeling, it’s the reward for the all the work put in,” Correa told Spanish TV station Gol, before paying tribute to Sevilla’s vanquished opponents.“(Leganes) are a team who know what they’re doing, a team worthy of a cup semi-final.”Sevilla will meet either holders Barcelona, who beat the Andalusian side 2-0 after extra time to lift the trophy in 2016, or Valencia in the final on April 21.Ernesto Valverde’s Barca head to the Mestalla on Thursday for the second leg after a Luis Suarez goal handed the Catalans a 1-0 advantage in the tie.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Correa sent Sevilla on their way to the Copa del Rey final © AFP / Cristina QuiclerMADRID, Spain, Feb 8 – Joaquin Correa and Franco Vazquez scored as Sevilla advanced to a second Copa del Rey final in three years on Wednesday following a 3-1 aggregate victory over Leganes.After a 1-1 draw in last week’s first leg, Correa fired Sevilla ahead in the tie when he tucked home a cutback from Luis Muriel with 15 minutes gone at the Sanchez Pizjuan.last_img read more