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]

The 2009 Copa del Rey Final was the 107th 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
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 YC 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 YC 29' Substituted off 56'
CF 9 Spain Fernando Llorente
CF 2 Spain Gaizka Toquero Substituted off 61'
GK 13 Spain Armando Riveiro
CB 18 Spain Carlos Gurpegui
CB 29 Spain Xabier Etxeita
LB 42 Spain Mikel Balenziaga
MF 14 Spain Markel Susaeta Substituted in 56'
MF 17 Spain Joseba Etxeberria Substituted in 61'
FW 18 Spain Ion Vélez Substituted in 61'
Spain Joaquín Caparrós
GK 13 Spain José Manuel Pinto
RB 20 Brazil Dani Alves
CB 24 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré YC 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 YC 49'
RW 10 Argentina Lionel Messi YC 50'
LW 11 Spain Bojan Substituted off 84'
CF 9 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
GK 1 Spain Víctor Valdés
CB 2 Uruguay Martín Cáceres
DF 16 Brazil Sylvinho Substituted in 89'
MF 7 Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen
MF 29 Spain Víctor Sánchez
FW 21 Belarus Alexander Hleb Substituted in 84'
FW 27 Spain Pedro Substituted in 88'
Spain Pep 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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