Betis Sevilla won the King’s Cup on Saturday with a penalty win against Valencia (1-1, 5 tab. 4) in Andalusian City. This is the first trophy won by Frenchman Nabil Fakir with a club.
Glory at the end of the night: Betis Sevilla won the third King’s Cup in their history on penalties against Valencia CF (after 1–1, 5–4 at pen) in Seville on Saturday, and Nabil Fekir his first title at a club Won. The Andalusian players opened the scoring in the 11th minute via Borja Iglesias and Hugo Duro equalized half an hour into the game before extra time and the penalty shootout was sealed by young Juan Miranda’s final achievement for Betis.
The story is beautiful for Joaquin, a true symbol of the Andalusian club, the only player in the current Sevillian squad to have known the 2005 coronation: on the bench at the start of the match, he entered 86th, ending the match with the captain’s armband. And managed to give his Heart club a major title again. In contrast, it is brutal for Valencia CF, who had managed to climb to the final in the middle of the mixed season but which failed too close to goal, Moses on a shot on a missed goal by 19-year-old American Younus. But the suspense kept the whole of Spain in suspense until late into the night, deciding the winner with this inconclusive penalty shootout, the first since 1998 in the King’s Cup final, which had faced FC Barcelona against Mallorca.
Duro responds to Iglesias
Before a tense extension, where the players were washed away by effort, Betis opened the scoring in the 11th minute, thanks to a goal from Borja Iglesias’ head left in the axis, which rose into the air to induce a cross. From Hector Bellerin in the back of the net. His 5th goal in the King’s Cup, which had already been scored in the semi-final against Rio Vallecano at home and away.
But half an hour into the game, young Hugo Duro (22) brought his team up to standard, stomping a fine ball over Claudio Bravo, after being served completely deep by Ilex Moriba. Duro thus replaced Valencia’s first attempt, and what would have been the only strike for José Bordalas’ men in the first period. Because Betis dominated at the start of the match, a huge opportunity for Juanmi in the 21st and a post hit by Sergio Canales in the 43rd.
Betis is going to Europe
Dominating Cartuja’s lawn, in front of a bursting stand (53,387 spectators) and in the eyes of Rosa Luis Enrique’s coach, Valencian, however, returned from the locker room with much desire. But at the end of the match (83rd), it was Betis’ French playwright, Nabil Fakir, who almost decided the fate of the meeting ahead of time. The world champion fell into the field, thrashed in the middle of the race by Carlos, but the referee decided not to blow the whistle. And in the process, the former Lyonnais inherited a perfect ball in the field, but stumbled against Giorgi Mamardashvili.
Fakir suffered a convulsion and was substituted in the 111th minute and was unable to participate in the penalty shootout, but still won the first club title of his career. With this success, Betis Sevilla, 5th in La Liga in the fight for European places, is now guaranteed to play in the Europa League next year. Enough to satisfy a sweet dream of a “Verdiblanco” club on this crazy night out in Seville.