Cup decoupling in Europe: Liverpool’s London double and the return of Inter

The Green-Whites won their third Cup in history and the first since 2005. In the decisive match, Betis was opposed by Valencia. Regular time ended with a score of 1:1, and in the penalty shootout, the Sevillas were more fortunate.

French Cup. Nantes

In France, after the relegation of the main favorites, Nantes and Nice fought for the title. The Canaries won 1-0 in the decisive match, scoring the only goal from the penalty spot. The team took this trophy for the fourth time in history and the first time since 2000. Winning the Cup will allow Nantes to take part in the next Europa League, although they finished only ninth in Ligue 1.Italian Cup. Inter

The last time the Nerazzurri reached the final and took the Cup was in 2011. In the decisive stage, they defeated Juventus in a dramatic duel. Regular time ended with a score of 2:2, and in extra time the Milanese scored twice. For Inter, this is the eighth Cup in history.

FA Cup. Liverpool

In February, Liverpool beat Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shootout in the League Cup final. Two and a half months later, these same teams met again in the decisive battle at Wembley. And again it came to 11-meter, where luck was on the side of Jurgen Klopp’s wards. Liverpool took the eighth FA Cup in history, and have not won this tournament since 2006.

German Cup. RB Leipzig

In Germany, teams that have never won the Cup – Leipzig and Freiburg – met in a decisive battle. Regular time ended with a score of 1:1, and the Bulls spent the lion’s share of the match with ten men and were losing along the way. In the penalty shootout, Leipzig turned out to be stronger, which, after two final failures, nevertheless took the title.

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