Sevilla clinch King’s Cup triumph

LAST UPDATED: 19 Jan, 2012 @ 14:20
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Sevilla clinch King’s Cup triumph

AN early strike from Diego Capel and a late solo effort from Spain winger Jesus Navas clinched Sevilla’s second King’s Cup in four years.

It was the Andalucian side’s fourth King’s Cup victory and capped a remarkable turnaround in the side’s fortunes after the sacking of Manuel Jimenez.

In front of 93,000 fans at Barcelona’s Nou Camp, Los Sevillistas grabbed the crucial advantage in the fifth minute when Capel pounced on a loose ball to fire home.

In search of their second trophy in a week, strikers Diego Forlan and Sergio Agüero both went close for the Madrid side in a match that threatened to boil over.

But Sevilla wrapped up their historic victory in injury time after Atletico threw men forward in a desperate attempt to equalise.

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