Celta Vigo 2-2 Sevilla (2-6 on agg): Sevilla to meet Barcelona in Copa del Rey final
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 11/02/16 10:10pm
Sevilla secured their place in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona despite being held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.
The Galicians were facing a near-impossible task to recover from a 4-0 deficit after the first leg, but gained some hope before half-time when Iago Aspas converted at the far post after Fabian Orellana's break down the left on 35 minutes.
As the rain poured down, the home crowd were on their feet again when Aspas, the former Liverpool forward, made it 2-0 on 55 minutes, nodding in a rebound from close range.
But the home fans were silenced just three minutes later when Argentine midfielder Ever Banega re-established Seville's control of the tie with a neat finish from the edge of the penalty area.
The drama continued when Celta Vigo were awarded a penalty almost immediately following the restart after John Guidetti was tripped by goalkeeper Sergio Rico. However, the Sweden striker saw his spot-kick come back off the base of the post and bounce away to safety.
Celta continued to pour forward and forced Seville into some last-ditch defending, but were caught on the break with three minutes left when substitute Yevhen Konoplyanka stabbed in from close range after Vitolo had cut into the right side of the penalty area.