Real Betis face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final after Manuel Pellegrini’s men reached the semifinals against Rayo Vallecano.
Betis won 2-1 in the first match last month thanks to a William Carvalho goal and controlled the first match at Benito Villamarín before the final drama ended 1-1.
Content with how the game was proceeding, the Rayo coach let Nio Fekir make the save.
It was until the 80th minute when the former Manchester United striker Bebe shot a spectacular free kick to equalize.
But in stoppage time, Borja Iglesias equalized the position and secured an overall win for Betis with 3-2.
Betis ended a five-match unbeaten streak in a derby against Sevilla last weekend but almost ruled out a draw in the sixth minute when Juanmi saw his header go wide.
Isi Palazón shot outside for Rayo and Pathé Ciss shot outside, but Betis goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had no problems in the first half.
Betis looked more confident after the restart, with Sergio Canales and Carvalho shooting from above before Fekir finally finished from the box, which Luca Zidane comfortably kept.
Andoni Iraola tried to start a late comeback by taking Bebe in from the bench, and he responded just three minutes later with a rather impressive shot from 35 yards that left Bravo with little chance.
As the extension approached, Betis made the decision. Bravo hit Joaquín with a clear shot, the veteran passed the ball to the Canales and when his shot deflected at the far post, Borja came to score under pressure.
What does it mean? Betis on its way to a fantastic season
Betis has been an exciting team to watch this season. He has scored 47 goals in his first 25 La Liga matches in 2021-2022, a figure he has only surpassed twice in his history.
What Pellegrini’s team has shown here is intelligence and discipline. Although Bebe’s surprise derailed their plans, they responded well with late pressure to force Borja’s goal and reach the final for the fifth time.
Hit me once darling
Bebe has had a taste for the spectacular throughout her Rayo career, but did anyone really see that goal coming?
It was a surprising goal, the deflection of the ball left Bravo in the air and it was a worthy goal to force at least the extra 30 minutes.
Joaquín goes on a dream date
Joaquín had just nine touches in the 82nd minute, but one of them was a perfectly weighted pass to clear the Canales from the equalizer.
The 40-year-old has already won this competition twice: once with Betis and once with Valencia. He now has the opportunity to lift it for the third time if he manages to win his previous club.
Betis host La Liga champions Atlético de Madrid on Sunday, while Rayo travels to Cadiz.