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04.03.2009 21:45

Athletic Club in the final


Athletic Club defeated Sevilla in first Copa del Rey semi final on Wednesady evening as Joaquín Caparrós side overcame a first leg deficit to win 3-0.

The Basque Country club reached the final for the first time in 24 seasons after a superb display in San Mamés saw them ease to victory despite having lost the first game in Andalucia 2-1. The atmosphere proved to be key inside La Catedral as the hosts dominated from the start and scored through Javi Martínez, Fernando Llorente and Toquero in the first half.

Great start

Sevilla only being in the lead on aggregate for four minutes because that us how long it took for Athletic Club to take the lead through Martínez and they then went behind ten minutes before the break when Lorente netted. The third goal came three minutes later when Toquero netted.

Firm at the back

After the interval, Sevilla moved forward trying to reduce the deficit but Athletic stayed form at the back and actually came close to scoring a fourth. In the end the home team made it through and will meet FC Barcelona in the final at Mestalla on May 13.
Athletic Club in the final

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