Spain striker Rodrigo scored a hat-trick

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Spain striker Rodrigo scored a hat-trick as Valencia staged a stunning late fightback at the Mestalla last night, beating ten-man Getafe 3-2 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Valencia went into the game looking to fight back after a 1-0 first-leg defeat and keep alive their hopes of winning a first major title since lifting the Copa del Rey 11 years ago.

After scoring on the hour mark, Rodrigo netted again in the 92nd and 93rd minutes as the match dragged on into a ninth minute of added time.

Tonight, holders Barcelona host last season’s runners-up Sevilla looking to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit, before Real Madrid take a 4-2 lead to Girona tomorrow.