Copa del Rey

Semi finals, second leg

Alavés 1 - Celta 0

Alavés: Pacheco; Kiko Femenía, Laguardia, Feddal, Theo Hernández; Marco Llorente, Manu García; Toquero (Edgar Méndez 79’, Alexis 93’), Camarasa, Ibai Gómez (Vigaray 88‘); Deyverson. 4-2-3-1.
Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Jonny; Radoja, Pablo Hernández; Daniel Wass (Rossi 86’), Marcelo Díaz (Guidetti 83’), Bongonda (Pione Sisto 74’); Iago Aspas. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 82. Edgar. Picked up Camarasa headed pass and clipped shot past keeper.

Yellow cards: Feddal 39’, Iago Aspas 39’, Marcelo Díaz 53’, Theo Hernández 97’.

Alavés will be Barcelona’s opponents in this year’s Spanish cup final after they beat Celta 1-0 in their second leg tie! The Vitoria based side were only promoted from the second division last summer, and their only final appearance was in that classic extra time defeat against Liverpool in the 2001 UEFA Cup. The 0-0 draw from the first leg left the game in the balance, and once again chances were few and far between in the first half, the best an Ibai Gómez free kick which went just over the top, and a couple of efforts from Iago Aspas, the first saved by Pacheco, and the second a lob which dipped down over the crossbar. After the interval Sergio Alvarez had to keep out Camarasa, and Deyverson fired a shot over the top when free on goal. But with extra time looming substitute Edgar picked up a headed pass from Camarasa to run on and clip a shot past Alvarez, and Pellegrino’s team were through to their first ever Copa del Rey final.