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Adebayor savours first Real goal

Adebayor and Real team mates
Adebayor (bottom right) is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring

Emmanuel Adebayor said he was delighted after making a goal scoring home debut in Real Madrid's 2-0 Spanish Cup semi-final win over holders Sevilla.

The 26-year-old, on loan from Manchester City, played the last 10 minutes of the second leg, lashing in on the volley from close range.

After sealing a 3-0 win on aggregate, Real Madrid will face arch rivals Barcelona in the final on 20 April.

"It was a special game for me," said Adebayor, who had played at Osasuna.

"I love this club and I've always dreamed of playing here.

"I made my debut at the Santiago Bernabeu and was able to score, so I'm very happy."

Adebayor was scythed down by Sergio Sanchez moments after entering the fray - a foul that earned the Sevilla defender a second yellow card.

And in added time, Adebayor scored his first goal for the Spanish giants.

The former Togo captain controlled a Lassana Diarra cross on his chest and volleyed in from close range.

When asked about reaching a final in his first full week at the club, Adebayor told Real Madrid's website: "We are going to be facing one of the best teams in the world; it's going to be tough but we will have our chances.

"There's still a long time to go until then and now we need to focus on the league."

Barcelona cruised through to the final as coach Pep Guardiola's side recorded an 8-0 aggregate win over Almeria.

Real Madrid and Barcelona last contested the final in 1990 with the Catalan giants prevailing 2-0 in Valencia.



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