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Joan Jordan admits Sevilla furious after Barcelona Copa shock

Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan says it's difficult to accept their Copa del Rey defeat to Barcelona.

Barca won the semifinal 3-2 on aggregate after a 3-0 victory in last night's second-leg.

But Jordan says Sevilla's players are angry with the way they were treated by match officials.

"It's difficult, we were very excited about this competition. We did very good things this year and we deserved this award. It couldn't be, I'm hurt. We feel very bad about our fans, I'm sure they were even more eager than us to be in the final," he said.

The central midfielder was very clear in his summary of what happened on the pitch, especially in his vision of the referee's decisions for the match: "I think we had the game on the penalty, they wouldn't have scored three against us. They were 2-0 up, before they kicked Fernando out. I respect the referee very much, but Mingueza's second card doesn't come out ... The other day they don't give Leo the second and they do give Fernando today ... But we are a club, I have learned that we do not give up.

"There are situations that should not have occurred, we are going to get up because there is a lot ahead of us."

Carlos Volcano
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