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Football News – Spanish football club Valencia, after a back-to-back retreat, stopped Real Betis 2-2 in the semi-finals of Copa del Rey. In the first round of Benito Villamarin played in the first round, Kevin Gameiro of Valencia saved his team from defeat by making a goal in the injury time.
After winning the title of this tournament in 2005, Real Betis, playing in the last four for the first time, gave the initial lead by making the goal of Lorenzo Moron (45th minute) in the first round semi-finals. Subsequently, 37-year-old former striker Joaquín scored straight-line through corner through a 2-0 lead to Real Betis. With the help of video assistant referee (war) technique, it was revealed that the ball had crossed the goal line even before the ball was blocked by Valencia goalkeeper.
Valencia, behind two goals, returned to Denis Cheryshev by 20 minutes before the scheduled time. Valencia showed the gateway out of the quarter-finals in goal time in the injury time, and in this match, he made a similar return. In the second minute of Injury Time, substitute Gamerio scored the crosses of Rodriguez equal to Valencia.
Now in the second round of the semi-finals Valencia and Real Betis teams will clash at Mastala on February 28. The winners from each of these teams will clash with the winner of the second round semi-final between Barcelona and Real Madrid.