2014 Copa del Rey Final

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2014 Copa del Rey Final
Grada Mestalla.jpg
Event 2013–14 Copa del Rey
Date 16 April 2014 (2014-04-16)
Venue Mestalla, Valencia
Man of the Match Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
Referee Mateu Lahoz (Valencian committee)
Attendance 52,953
2013
2015

The 2014 Copa del Rey final was the 111th final of Spain's premier football cup since its establishment. The match was an El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona on 16 April 2014 at Mestalla in Valencia.[1][2] Real Madrid won the cup for the 19th time after a 2-1 win.[3][4][5]

Real Madrid will play against Atlético Madrid, the winners of the 2013–14 La Liga season, in the 2014 Supercopa de España.

Road to the final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2013–14 Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid Round Barcelona
Opponent Result Legs Opponent Result Legs
Olímpic de Xàtiva 2–0 0–0 away; 2–0 home Round of 32 Cartagena 7–1 4–1 away; 3–0 home
Osasuna 4–0 2–0 home; 2–0 away Round of 16 Getafe 6–0 4–0 home; 2–0 away
Espanyol 2–0 1–0 away; 1–0 home Quarterfinals Levante 9–2 4–1 away; 5–1 home
Atlético Madrid 5–0 3–0 home; 2–0 away Semifinals Real Sociedad 3–1 2–0 home; 1–1 away

Build-up[edit]

The match was re-scheduled to be played three days earlier than the original date as there was a chance that both clubs could have UEFA Champions League semi-finals the following week. Each team was allotted 20,000 tickets for club members.[6] Real Madrid's top scorer of the season Cristiano Ronaldo missed the final due to knee and thigh injuries.[7][8]

Real Madrid were appearing in their 39th Copa del Rey Final, with a prior tally of 18 victories, while Barcelona had won 26 of their 35 finals. The two teams had each won three of the six previous El Clásico finals: Real Madrid in in 1936, 1974 and 2011, Barcelona in 1968, 1983 and 1990. The 2011 win was Real Madrid's most recent, having been defeated in the 2013 final. Barcelona had last won the cup in 2012.[9]

Match[edit]

Summary[edit]

After 11 minutes Real Madrid went in front when Ángel di María's low left footed shot from the left went through Jordi Alba's legs and in off goalkeeper José Manuel Pinto's left hand. Barcelona were level in the 68th minute when Marc Bartra headed into the far corner of the net after a Xavi corner from the left.[10] The winning goal came with five minutes to go when Gareth Bale picked the ball up just inside his own half on the left wing and went past Bartra before running into the penalty area and slotting the ball left-footed low past the goalkeeper from six yards out.[11][12]

Details[edit]

16 April 2014
21:30 CEST
Real Madrid 2–1 Barcelona
Di María Goal 11'
Bale Goal 85'
Report Bartra Goal 68'
Mestalla, Valencia
Attendance: 52,953
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian committee)
Real Madrid
Barcelona
GK 1 Spain Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Spain Daniel Carvajal
CB 3 Portugal Pepe Booked 17'
CB 4 Spain Sergio Ramos
LB 5 Portugal Fábio Coentrão
DM 14 Spain Xabi Alonso Booked 88'
CM 19 Croatia Luka Modrić
CM 23 Spain Isco Booked 3' Substituted off 89'
RW 22 Argentina Ángel di María Substituted off 86'
LW 11 Wales Gareth Bale
CF 9 France Karim Benzema Substituted off 90'
Substitutes:
GK 25 Spain Diego López
DF 2 France Raphaël Varane Substituted in 90'
MF 16 Brazil Casemiro Substituted in 89'
MF 18 Spain Nacho
MF 24 Spain Asier Illarramendi Substituted in 86'
FW 21 Spain Álvaro Morata
FW 39 Brazil Willian José
Manager:
Italy Carlo Ancelotti
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GK 13 Spain José Manuel Pinto
RB 22 Brazil Dani Alves
CB 15 Spain Marc Bartra Substituted off 87'
CB 14 Argentina Javier Mascherano Booked 53'
LB 18 Spain Jordi Alba Substituted off 46'
DM 16 Spain Sergio Busquets
CM 6 Spain Xavi (c)
CM 8 Spain Andrés Iniesta
RW 11 Brazil Neymar Booked 17'
LW 4 Spain Cesc Fàbregas Substituted off 60'
CF 10 Argentina Lionel Messi
Substitutes:
GK 25 Spain Oier Olazábal
DF 5 Spain Carles Puyol
DF 21 Brazil Adriano Substituted in 46'
MF 17 Cameroon Alex Song
MF 24 Spain Sergi Roberto
FW 7 Spain Pedro Substituted in 60'
FW 9 Chile Alexis Sánchez Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Argentina Gerardo Martino

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La RFEF acogió la reunión entre los finalistas de la Copa de SM el Rey" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid v Barcelona tie". BBC Sport. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid Live". Daily Telegraph. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brilliant Bale breakaway heaps more misery on Martino's men". Goal.com. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Copa del Rey final rescheduled". Sports Illustrated. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out of cup final". ESPN. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final against Barcelona with injury". Guardian. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Spain - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid". Daily Mail. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Real Madrid's Gareth Bale gallops past Barcelona to land Copa del Rey". Guardian. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Gareth Bale and Real Madrid stars given victorious homecoming after win against fierce rivals Barcelona in Copa del Rey final". Daily Mail. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.