Sevilla have won through to yet another final in a cup competition, defeating Leganés 2-0 (3-1 on aggregate). They will face either Valencia or Barcelona; Los Che lost 1-0 in the Camp Nou so need to win by two clear goals should Barca score.
Sevilla were beaten cup finalists in 2016, won in 2007 and 2010. Of course their five UEFA Cup/Europa League wins this century are the amazing stat. A nice run by Leganés, defeating Villarreal and Real Madrid, and given we’ve not been able to get past Sevilla in a knockout tie either, we feel for you!
Meanwhile, the Spanish cup competition played in almost total obscurity is moving along nicely. I refer to the Copa Federación de España, of course; this competition is open to Tercera and Segunda B sides and starts with a number of autonomous community tournaments before going national in the round of 32.
Valencian side Atletico Saguntino became the first Valencian side to win the competition last year, and they are in the quarterfinals; so too are Ontinyent, who won the Valencian Community tournament. Contrasting news today, though, as Saguntino won 2-0 away, Ontinyent lost to Betis’s B team 2-0 away. Second legs to follow in two weeks.