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Servette and Yverdon through to Swiss Cup final

Servette's Martin Petrov (left) fights for the ball against St Gallen's Marco Zwyssig in the cup semi-finals Keystone

Servette and Yverdon will go head-to-head in the Swiss football cup final following victories in Thursday's semi-finals.

The teams, which both come from French speaking Switzerland, will battle it out in Basel on June 10.

Geneva based Servette beat the current league leaders, St Gallen, 1-0 with a goal from Alexander Frei in the 77th minute.

Frei managed to blast one into the back of the net, only three minutes after being susbstituted onto the pitch.

Yverdon clinched their victory against favourites Lausanne 4-3 on penalties after normal and extra time failed to produce any goals.

After six penalties, the scores were still level at 3-3, but with Lausanne’s Daniel Puce narrowly missing another goal by hitting the post, the way was left open for Yverdon to grasp victory.

Yverdon went on to win the closely matched game with a final penalty from Renatus making it 4-3.

The West Swiss showdown in June will be the first time the two French-speaking teams have played against one another in the cup final.

Qualifying for the match comes as good news to finalist first-timers, Yverdon, who are threatened with relegation in the league.

For cup final veterans Servette it will be the 19th time they have contested the trophy but whether they can make it a seventh victory still remains to be seen.

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