Manchester United flop Bebe scores stunning 30-yard free-kick for Rayo Vallecano in Copa del Rey semi-final… but Real Betis grab last-gasp winner to book final against Valencia
- Bebe scored a stunning 30-yard free-kick for Rayo Vallecano on Thursday night
- Midfielder levelled the tie at 2-2 three minutes after coming on as a substitute
- But Borja Iglesias scored in stoppage time to send Betis through to the final
Manchester United flop Bebe scored a stunning 30-yard free-kick for Rayo Vallecano in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg with Real Betis.
Three minutes after coming on as a sub, the 31-year-old levelled the tie on aggregate at 2-2 with an unstoppable free-kick into the top-right hand corner in the 80th minute on Thursday night.
But a stoppage-time goal from Borja Iglesias rescued a 1-1 draw to send Betis into the final 3-2 on aggregate.
Bebe scored a stunning 30-yard free-kick for Rayo Vallecano on Thursday night
Betis dominated the match at a sold-out Benito Villamarin stadium but failed to score and Rayo kept alive their dream of reaching their first Spanish Cup final when Bebe scored with a stunning free kick 10 minutes from time.
The Portuguese midfielder, who played just seven times for United in four years after joining from Vitoria de Guimaraes for £7.4m in 2010, fired an unstoppable 30-yard shot into the top corner and the match looked set to go to extra time.
Two minutes into added time, however, 40-year-old Joaquin produced a fine piece of skill near the left touchline and put Sergio Canales into space one-on-one with Rayo goalkeeper Luca Zidane.
The former Real Madrid midfielder nudged the ball towards the goal and Iglesias put it into the net.
Betis will play Valencia in the final at La Cartuja stadium in Seville on April 23.
The midfielder scored a stunning free kick three minutes after coming on as a substitute
Bebe played just seven times in four years at Manchester United before leaving in 2014