2021-22 Spanish Copa del Rey, Semifinals
  • Borja Iglesias (90'+2')
  • Bebé (80')
2nd Leg - Real Betis advance 3-2 on aggregate
2nd Leg - Real Betis advance 3-2 on aggregate

Real Betis reach Copa del Rey final on late Borja Iglesias goal

A stoppage-time goal from Borja Iglesias rescued a 1-1 draw for Real Betis against Rayo Vallecano in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg on Thursday to send Betis into the final 3-2 on aggregate.

Betis dominated the match at a sold out Benito Villamarin stadium, but failed to score and Rayo kept alive their dream of reaching their first Spanish Cup final when Bebe scored with a stunning free kick 10 minutes from time.

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The Portuguese midfielder fired an unstoppable 30-yard shot into the top corner and the match looked set to go to extra time.

Two minutes into added time, however, 40-year-old Joaquin produced a fine piece of skill near the left touchline and put Sergio Canales into space one-on-one with Rayo goalkeeper Luca Zidane.

The former Real Madrid midfielder nudged the ball towards the goal and Iglesias put it into the net.

Betis will play Valencia in the final at La Cartuja stadium in Seville on April 23.