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Watch Andrés Guardado's goal to help Betis win the Copa del Rey here

The Mexican midfielder was an essential part of Manuel Pellegrini's Betis winning the competition. 

Diego Lainez and Andrés Guardado were crowned with Betis by beating Valencia.
Diego Lainez and Andrés Guardado were crowned with Betis by beating Valencia.

Watch here the goal with which Andrés Guardado helped Betis win the Copa del Rey, a championship that Los Beticos snatched from the hands of Valencia.

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In a duel that had to be decided on penalties, the team led by Manuel Pellegrini did not miss any of their shots, unlike the Blanquinegros led by José Bordalás.

This was the goal with which Andrés Guardado helped Betis win the Copa del Rey

Guardado's goal can be seen at minute 0:49.

Diego Lainez was also part of Betis's win

The Mexican presence was very strong in Real Betis' triumph as Diego Lainez was also part of the achievement, putting Mexico's name high and getting a valuable trophy for his record. 

Although Lainez was not in the final, he was considered for the team in the first and second round, where he scored two goals, against Independiente Alicante and CF Talavera, and was on the bench in three more duels.

In this way, both Guardado and Lainez join the select group of Mexican players who have won the Copa del Rey in Spain, following in the footsteps of Hugo Sánchez, Rafel Márquez, and Jonathan Dos Santos.

The Real Betis vs Valencia C. F. duel was even, but there could only be one winner

If there was one thing that stood out about the duel, it was that both clubs gave their all on the pitch and that it was a very even match. And if it went to penalties, it was because neither could break the tie that had been imposed on the scoreboard since the 30th minute.

Borja Iglesias opened the scoring for Los Beticos, who in the 11th minute took advantage of the magic of Bellerín, who made a pass down the right flank and sent an exact cross on the end line.

This cross was headed in by Borja Iglesias, after a great movement to put the albiverdes ahead.

But Valencia would not be left behind and in the 30th minute, Hugo Duro made the move to get away all alone, after a great pass from Moriba, and defined in a superb way over Claudio Bravo to put the tie.

And the match stayed that way until extra time, so the duel had to go to penalties. 

Real Betis won on penalties

The first to shoot was Carlos Soler of Valencia, who hit his shot to put his club ahead, but Willian José also did his part for Betis to tie the shootout. 

Next up was Racic, who put Valencia 2-1 ahead again and the green-and-whites made it 2-2. And the round continued with the perfect penalty kicks and Valencia again had the lead 3-2 thanks to Guedes

It was then the turn of Andres Guardado, who masterfully collected and put the scoreboard at 3-3. 

With confidence high for Betis, Claudio Bravo got the better of Musah, who missed and with that Valencia error, Tello took advantage for the 4-3. 

Gayá put his team on their feet, but it was not enough as Betis finished with Miranda and became champions of the Copa del Rey 5-4.

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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