2009 Copa del Rey Final

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2009 Copa del Rey Final
Event 2008–09 Copa del Rey
Date 13 May 2009
Venue Mestalla, Valencia
Referee Luis Medina Cantalejo
Attendance 50,000
Weather Partly cloudy
18 °C (64 °F)[1]
2008
2010

The 2009 Copa del Rey Final was the 105th final of the Spanish cup competition, the Copa del Rey. The final was played at Mestalla in Valencia on 13 May 2009. The match was won by FC Barcelona, who beat Athletic Bilbao 4 – 1. This was the first title of Barcelona that year, before winning la Liga and the UEFA Champions League to earn their first treble.

Road to the final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2008–09 Copa del Rey.
Barcelona Round Athletic Bilbao
Opponent Result Legs Opponent Result Legs
Benidorm 2–0 0–1 away; 1–0 home Round of 32 Recreativo 3–2 2–0 home; 2–1 away
Atlético Madrid 5–2 1–3 away; 2–1 home Round of 16 Osasuna 3–1 1–1 away; 2–0 home
Espanyol 3–2 0–0 away; 3–2 home Quarterfinals Sporting Gijón 2–1 0–0 home; 1–2 away
Mallorca 3–1 2–0 home; 1–1 away Semifinals Sevilla 4–2 2–1 away; 3–0 home

Match details[edit]

13 May 2009
22:00 CEST
Athletic Bilbao 1 – 4 Barcelona
Toquero Goal 8' Report Touré Goal 32'
Messi Goal 55'
Bojan Goal 57'
Xavi Goal 64'
Estadio Mestalla, Valencia
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo
Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona
ATHLETIC BILBAO:
GK 1 Spain Gorka Iraizoz
RB 15 Spain Andoni Iraola
CB 20 Spain Aitor Ocio
CB 5 Spain Fernando Amorebieta
LB 3 Spain Koikili Lertxundi Booked 35'
CM 16 Spain Pablo Orbaiz Substituted off 61'
CM 24 Spain Javi Martínez
RW 10 Spain Francisco Yeste (c)
LW 7 Spain David López Booked 29' Substituted off 56'
CF 9 Spain Fernando Llorente
CF 2 Spain Gaizka Toquero Substituted off 61'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Spain Armando Riveiro
MF 14 Spain Markel Susaeta Substituted in 56'
MF 11 Spain Igor Gabilondo
MF 17 Spain Joseba Etxeberria Substituted in 61'
FW 18 Spain Ion Vélez Substituted in 61'
Manager:
Spain Joaquín Caparrós
BARCELONA:
GK 13 Spain José Manuel Pinto
RB 20 Brazil Daniel Alves
CB 24 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré Booked 21' Substituted off 89'
CB 3 Spain Gerard Piqué
LB 5 Spain Carles Puyol (c)
DM 28 Spain Sergio Busquets
CM 6 Spain Xavi Substituted off 88'
CM 15 Mali Seydou Keita Booked 49'
RW 10 Argentina Lionel Messi Booked 50'
LW 11 Spain Bojan Krkić Substituted off 84'
CF 9 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
Substitutes:
GK 1 Spain Víctor Valdés
MF 7 Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen
DF 16 Brazil Sylvinho Substituted in 89'
FW 21 Belarus Alexander Hleb Substituted in 84'
FW 27 Spain Pedro Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Spain Josep Guardiola

Anthem controversy[edit]

The pre-match playing of the Spanish national anthem prompted widespread booing from Catalan nationalist fans of FC Barcelona and Basque nationalist fans of Athletic Bilbao. Televisión Española (TVE) cut away from its coverage as soon as this started and consequently did not show the playing of the anthem live, instead showing it at half time with the booing edited out. Afterwards, its director Javier Pons apologised for the "mistake", and Julian Reyes, the head of sports news, was fired as a result of the censorship.[2]

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