Copa del Rey joy for Valencia

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Valencia put aside their league worries to win the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night after easing past battling Getafe, who suffered final heartbreak for the second successive season, with a 3-1 victory.

Ronald Koeman´s side, who are just five points above the Primera Liga drop zone, clinched their seventh Copa del Rey crown thanks to early goals from Juan Manuel Mata and Alexis, plus a late strike from substitute Fernando Morientes.

Getafe had managed to pull the score back to 2-1 thanks to Esteban Granero´s 45th-minute penalty, but it was to be more misery for Michael Laudrup´s side, who last week were knocked out of the UEFA Cup quarter-finals by Bayern Munich.

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