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Sevilla beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 in 108th Copa Del Rey final

05-20-2010 11:20 BJT

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After having a great league campaign and securing a spot in next seasons Champions League, Sevilla could relax and aim for cup success against Atletico Madrid in the 108th Copa Del Rey final. Atletico were looking for a cup double after winning the Europa League, while Sevilla were gunning for a second Del Rey title in four years.

Sevilla started the game brighter and a quick attack allowed Jesus Navas to shoot, the shot was blocked and cannoned out to Diego Capel. He was quickest to react lashing home a stunning opener with a left footed strike that left the David De Gea no chance in Atletico's goal. It was his fourth goal of the season.

Later in the half, Atletico went up the field two minutes from half time, Tomas Uj-falusi combined with Diego Forlan and his shot forced a sharp save out of Sevilla's keeper Andres Palop. Atletico created the better chances in the opening period but couldn't find a way through a stubborn Sevilla defence.

In the 59th minute Sevilla's Didier Zakora and Frederic Kanoute set up Alvaro Negredo but his shot went straight into keeper David De Gea.

Sevilla's Jesus Navas celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid during their King's Cup final soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona May 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Sevilla's Jesus Navas celebrates his goal against Atletico Madrid 
during their King's Cup final soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in 
Barcelona May 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Eleven minutes from time Atletico's Jose Antonio Reyes swung over a corner and Forlan got his shot off only to see Palop tip it over the crossbar.

On the stroke of full time Atletico gave the ball away in midfield and Navas was through on goal for Sevilla, he rounded De Gea to seal the cup success. It finished

2-0 it and Sevilla claimed their fifth Copa Del Rey title.


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