ValenciaValencia 3-1 Getafe

Valencia won their 7th Copa del Rey, salvaging a poor season for manager Ronald Koeman.

Valencia made their supporters proud last night, with a competitive and efficient display that destroyed Getafe’s dreams.

Valencia had a great start, two early goals signalling the course of last night’s final. Mata got on the end of a cross from Silva to give the lead to “los ché”. Minutes later came the second. Valencia took a quick corner and Alexis this time getting on the end off the cross to head home the second.

After the two goals Getafe woke up but Valencia’s back four were in great form, giving no chances for Getafe’s talented midfielders to create.

Just before the break Contra was fouled inside the penalty area by Moretti, the ref missed the action but his assistant saw it and assigned the penalty to Getafe, Granero took it and reduced Valencia’s advantage to one.

With the late goal in the first half giving impetus to Getafe, they started the half putting pressure on Valencia’s back four. Fortunatley for Valencia, goalkeeper Hildebrand was on the top of his game and made some great saves.

Valencia’s forwards also had their chances to score, but were denied but Ustari. But, with 15 minutes left, Morientes came on for David Villa and 10 minutes later scored a decisive goal to seal Valencia ‘s victory over Getafe.

It was the second successive defeat in the final for Getafe and the defeat ended a poor week for the young club from the Madrid outskirts. Last week they conceded two goals in extra time to lose to Bayern Munich on away goals in the UEFA Cup quarterfinals.

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