SPANISH COPA DEL REY

Camp Nou, Spain

Referee: Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez | Attendance: 90000

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Sevilla FC

  • Diego Capel 5'
  • Jesús Navas 90'

Cup glory for Sevilla

Goals from wingers Diego Capel and Jesus Navas earned Sevilla a Copa del Rey final victory over Atletico Madrid and their first trophy since 2007 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

The goals came early and late in the game, with Capel's strike giving Antonio Alvarez's side a dream start after five minutes and Navas' effort clinching the game in stoppage time.

Defeat ended Atletico's hopes of a historic cup double following the Europa League final win over Fulham last week.

Between the two goals, they were the better side, but were unable to break down a Sevilla side which claimed their fifth Copa del Rey success.

The Nou Camp was a sea of red and white - the colours of both teams - for the match, but it was Sevilla's followers who first had reason to cheer.

The Andalusians came close after just three minutes, when Navas got away down the right flank and set up Frederic Kanoute, who shot wide.

It was an early sign of how dangerous Sevilla could be on the break and in their next foray forward, Alvarez's side took the lead.

Navas saw his shot blocked and the ball fell to Capel, who curled an exquisite left-footed shot into the corner past a despairing David De Gea.

Atletico, who just a week ago ended a 14-year trophy drought with an extra-time win over the Cottagers, needed a response, and they almost found one straight away.

Just three minutes after Sevilla's opener, Atletico bombarded their opponent's goal with three shots in the space of a few seconds, but the Andalusians somehow managed to survive.

Aguero, Forlan and finally Tiago all saw their efforts blocked.

Luis Perea's shocking mistake then let in Sebastien Squillaci after 25 minutes, but the Frenchman's shot was tame and De Gea saved comfortably.

Atletico were enjoying the majority of the possession, though, and ended the half on top. Aguero headed wide with an open goal gaping after Palop had flapped at a corner.

The Sevilla keeper had saved well from Forlan before that, while the Uruguay striker also failed to hit the target from another decent opportunity.

But Atletico struggled to find their rhythm again early in the second period. Tiago tested Palop from distance early on, but Sevilla were soaking up the pressure quite comfortably after that and should have gone two ahead just short of the hour mark when Kanoute's clever back-heel found Alvaro Negredo unmarked with just De Gea to beat, but the Spain striker shot straight at the Atletico keeper and the chance was lost.

Players and coaches were then involved in a brawl on the touchline following Perea's sliding tackle on Capel in which he got both ball and man.

When the game got back under way, Atletico dominated. Forlan, Aguero and Raul Garcia all came close, but Sevilla were defending bravely and still looked dangerous on the break. Atletico threw everything at the Andalusians in the closing stages and that left space at the back.

Navas exploited that space, racing forward, taking the ball around De Gea and firing the ball past Alvaro Dominguez who was on the goalline.

The goal sparked wild celebrations and a pitch invasion as Sevilla, who clinched Champions League qualification in dramatic fashion at the weekend, celebrated a victorious end to the season.

Scoring Summary

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Sevilla FC
 

Match Stats

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Sevilla FC
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Atletico Madrid
  • Sevilla FC
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