Sevilla have confirmed their place in the Copa del Rey final after seeing off Deportivo La Coruna at the Sanchez Pizjuan in the semi final second leg last night.
Sevilla finished up 5-0 aggregate winners, building upon the 3-0 lead carried over from the first meeting, courtesy of goals from Sergio Duda and Ernesto Chevanton. The contest was as good as over when Portuguese midfielder Duda sent a 25 yard free kick sailing past a static Munua, in goal for Depor, after just three minutes.
Chevanton completed the job with a strike just after the half hour mark that rounded off an impressive passage of play for the Andalucians. Deportivo failed to respond and the 2002 cup winners finished the tie unable to score in either leg.
Juande Ramos, who was able to rest some of his key players, now looks forward to an exciting end to the 2006-7 campaign, with his side still in the hunt for three major trophies. Sevilla are now set to play in two finals - the UEFA cup and the Copa Del Rey - whilst still mathematically being in contention for La Liga.
Ramos said after the match “At 1-0 Deportivo threw in the towel and the tie was as good as over. The most important thing was that we didn’t have to over exert ourselves ahead of the final five remaining league fixtures”
The Sevilla coach is convinced his side will face Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final. The Catalans head to Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium this evening, with the visitors seemingly comfortable holding a 5-2 lead from the first leg.