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MADRID (AFP) - Spain's Cup final on March 17 will be a royal affair after Real Zaragoza edged out second division Alaves to book a date with Real Madrid.
Zaragoza crept into the trophy match after a goalless second leg at home to advance on the away goals rule after drawing the away leg 1-1 against an Alaves side who bear little resemblance to the one which lost 5-4 in the UEFA Cup final to Liverpool almost four seasons ago.
The Real prefix means royal and although Zaragoza cannot call on Madrid's riches they do have the pedigree of five previous Spanish Cup wins, the last coming in 2001.
Moneybags Real Madrid survived a torrid second leg Wednesday in Seville, where they lost 1-0 but advanced having won their home encounter 2-0.
Seville scored after just 40 seconds through Antonio Lopez from Dario Silva's cross and Real's world player of the year Zinedine Zidane was dismissed for thrusting his hand into Sevilla defender Pablo Alfaro's face just before half-time.
But Sevilla lost their numerical advantage when Javi Navarro was sent off in the 54th minute and their illustrious visitors survived.
Spain's Cup final on March 17 will be a royal affair after Real Zaragoza edged out second division Alaves to book a date with Real Madrid.