After scoring three goals to overcome the war against Getafe, Rodrigo had already become Valencia’s cup winner symbol this season. Against Betis, after a grey first half, the Brazilian Hispanic striker appeared in the right place and at the right time to score a decisive goal in the play-off.
The final of the King’s Cup came from 2 teams that were forceful to attack without showing much game or create many opportunities but those who had made them and therefore Barcelona and Valencia will play the final at Villamarín on May 25.
Two runs on the sidelines were enough for Barcelona; two superb Dembele crosses in the area and two shots, the only ones, from Luis Suarez and from all over Barcelona, to blow up Madrid. Then a penalty to finish humiliating a Real Madrid that left with 14 shots without a goal, and suffered 2 shots and 3 goals.
Something very similar happened in Mestalla the Betis dominated great part of the encounter with a 69% of possession, made the double of passes and 11 opportunities of which 5 went to the goal, on the other hand the Valencia created only 7 and the only shot to the goal that had was goal of Rodrigo.
It could be said that it is an unfair final but this is football and you win with goals, no matter the style, you just have to put the ball in the goal more times than the opposing team and with that you get the points, passes and possible titles. The jogo bonito and tiki taka are overrated, today is the punch and the forcefulness. There goes a technician on vacation who knows a lot about this and with his style has won two Champions League with two different teams, hated by many, loved by other Jose Mourinho may be the option for those teams that want titles.