COPA DEL REY

  • Atletico Madrid set up Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid 6 days ago

    Atletico Madrid set up a crosstown Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid despite drawing 2-2 with third-division Hospitalet on Thursday, advancing 5-2 on aggregate. Athletic Bilbao, Malaga and Elche also won to complete the last 16. Striker Mario Mandzukic slotted in Atletico's opener in the 19th minute and headed in a...
  • Granada eliminate Cordoba from foggy Copa del Rey match 1 week ago

    Ten-man Granada emerged from thick fog at Cordoba's Nuevo Arcangel Stadium with a 1-1 draw that sent them through to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Granada had won the first leg 1-0 and advanced 2-1 on aggregate after defender Diego Mainz struck in the 60th minute...
  • Almeria beat Real Betis 4-3 in Copa del Rey December 6, 2014

    Madrid: A goal and an assist by Edgar Mendez helped Almeria beat second-tier Real Betis 4-3 after withstanding a late comeback attempt in the first leg of their round-of-16 match in the Copa del Rey on Friday. Almeria dominated the first half and were up 3-0 at the break but Betis...
  • David Moyes maintains unbeaten start as Sociedad draw in Cup December 5, 2014

    David Moyes continued his unbeaten start at Real Sociedad when he rested a host of regulars in a 0-0 draw at third-tier Real Oviedo in a King's Cup last-32, first-leg match on Thursday. Moyes took over as coach of the Basque club last month and has presided over a draw and...
  • Barcelona defeat Huesca in Copa del Rey December 4, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish soccer giant Barcelona whitewashed third-tier Huesca 4-0 in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 12th minute Wednesday by a free kick which flied into the top left corner beyond Huesca goalkeeper Daniel Jimenez's reach, reports Xinhua. Iniesta, who returned...
  • Dominant Sevilla join Real Madrid in King's Cup last 16 December 4, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla joined holders Real Madrid in the last 16 of the King's Cup when a quickfire Iago Aspas hat-trick helped secure a crushing 11-2 aggregate victory over second-division Sabadell on Wednesday. Sevilla romped to a 6-1 win in their last-32, first leg at Sabadell at the end of October, when...
  • Real Madrid rout Cornella in Copa del Rey December 3, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid whitewashed Cornella 5-0 in their Copa del Rey as Real forward Jese Rodriguez scored on his return after nearly nine months. James Rodriguez scored two goals at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tuesday as the holders eased into the round of 16 with a 9-1 victory on aggregate, reported Xinhua. The...
  • Real Madrid begin King's Cup defence with win at Cornella October 30, 2014

    Raphael Varane converted two corners as a second-string Real Madrid began the defence of their King's Cup crown with a 4-1 victory against third-tier part-timers Cornella on Wednesday. The last-32, first leg pitted the world's richest club by income, with annual revenues of more than 600 million euros ($758 million), against...
  • Karim Benzema extends contract with Real Madrid through 2019 August 7, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says France striker Karim Benzema has agreed to extend his contract with the European champions to the end of the 201819 season. The 26yearold Benzema's previous contract expired in June 2015. Benzema joined Madrid in 2009 from French club Lyon. He has scored 111 goals in 235 games for Madrid,...
  • Future doesn't change with one defeat: Barcelona coach Martino April 17, 2014

    FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino insisted on Thursday that his side's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday did not mean he would be leaving the club at the end of the season. Goals from Angel Di Maria and Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid the...
  • Gareth Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner April 17, 2014

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his first trophy since moving to Spain for a record fee in the close season. The Wales winger sprinted from the halfway line into the penalty area five minutes from...
  • Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona to win Copa del Rey April 17, 2014

    Valencia: Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King's Cup final on Wednesday. Wales winger Bale, who joined Real for a world record fee in the...
  • El Clasico: Ronaldo to miss final as Barcelona seek Cup consolation April 16, 2014

    A week ago, Barcelona still had a chance of repeating the historic treble of 2009 but defeats in Europe and La Liga mean Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid may be their only hope of major silverware this season. A wounded Barca travel to Valencia to meet their arch rivals...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona April 15, 2014

    Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not training on Tuesday. Madrid...
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona - the 'Clasico' in numbers April 15, 2014

    Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in Wednesday's King's Cup final in Valencia in the latest edition of the 'Clasico' between the world's two richest clubs by income. Here are some numbers behind one of soccer's most glamorous fixtures: 0 - The number of goals Real have conceded in eight matches on...
  • Real Madrid hopeful Ronaldo can play Copa del Rey final April 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled Cristiano Ronaldo out of the Copa del Rey final just yet, despite injury concerns. Ronaldo is carrying a leg muscle injury on top of an already sore left knee, but Ancelotti is not giving up on the Portugal forward's availability for Wednesday's...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final April 10, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a leg injury. Madrid say medical scans Thursday on the Portugal international revealed a muscle injury in his left leg - in addition to a left knee injury he had been nursing....
  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid King's Cup final set for April 16 in Valencia February 21, 2014

    Madrid: The King's Cup final between record winners Barcelona and Real Madrid has been set for Wednesday April 16 at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Thursday. The match, a repeat of the 2011 final at the same venue which Real won 10, will take place the...
  • Messi on target as Barcelona set up final with Real Madrid February 13, 2014

    London: Lionel Messi's firsthalf goal earned visiting Barcelona a 11 draw on Wednesday and a 31 aggregate win over Real Sociedad, setting up their fourth King's Cup final in six years. Barca lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2012 but were beaten in the 2011 final by Real Madrid who defeated...
  • Neymar in Barca's squad for King's Cup clash at Sociedad February 12, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar has been included in the squad for Barcelona's King's Cup semifinal, second leg at Real Sociedad on Wednesday despite not yet receiving the allclear from club medical staff. The Brazil forward trained with the squad on Monday for the first time since injuring his ankle last month and the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo double sends Real Madrid through to Cup final February 12, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo netted two early penalties to give Real Madrid a 20 win at King's Cup holders Atletico Madrid on Tuesday which sent them into the final 50 on aggregate. Real, who have not conceded a goal in this season's competition, are likely to meet Barcelona in April's showpiece as...
  • Del Bosque not happy with conduct of Spain players February 6, 2014

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is not pleased by the actions of some national team players during an illtempered Copa del Rey semifinal between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Madrid beat Atletico 30 in the firstleg semifinal on Wednesday when Madrid players Alvaro Arbeloa and Sergio Ramos were among those...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona on course for Cup final showdown February 6, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona and Real Madrid are on course for a King's Cup final showdown after Spain's two dominant teams recorded convincing home wins in their semifinal first legs on Wednesday. Real thumped holders Atletico Madrid 30 at the Bernabeu, gaining a measure of revenge for the 21 defeat in last year's...
  • Martino wants Barcelona to close out games quickly February 4, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona's inability to close out games is coach Gerardo Martino's main preoccupation ahead of the Copa del Rey firstleg semifinal against Real Sociedad. The Spanish champions surrendered an early lead to lose 32 against Valencia on Saturday, when the team's intensity noticeably dropped after half an hour. The defeat left...
  • Bale back in Real Madrid squad for Cup clash with Atletico February 4, 2014

    Madrid: Gareth Bale has recovered from a calf problem and is back in Real Madrid's squad for the first leg of their King's Cup semifinal against holders Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The Wales winger's debut season in Spain has been disrupted by a series of minor injuries after joining from Tottenham...
  • Atletico Madrid, Barcelona join Real Madrid in Cup semis January 30, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid have a chance to pile more King's Cup misery on neighbours Real after eliminating Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday to set up a lastfour clash against the bitter city rivals they beat in last year's final. Atletico's battling 21 comeback victory in a rainlashed quarterfinal, second leg in the...
  • Real Madrid ease past Espanyol into King's Cup semis January 29, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid set up a King's Cup semifinal against holders Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao when they beat Espanyol 10 in their quarterfinal, second leg on Tuesday for a 20 aggregate success. Real lost 21 to Atletico at their own Bernabeu stadium in last year's final and will be keen...
  • Atletico beat Bilbao 10 in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarterfinal January 24, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid edged Athletic Bilbao 10 at home to take a slim lead from the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Thursday. After Bilbao's Ander Herrera missed a good chance to strike first, Atletico midfielder Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion swung in a cross from the right side for...
  • Messi sets up four in Barcelona's 41 win at Levante January 23, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi marked his 400th game for Barcelona with a master class of passing by setting up four goals to give Cristian Tello a hattrick in a 41 win at Levante in Wednesday's first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal. Denied by the hosts in the first half, Messi...
  • Barcelona face Levante, Real visit Espanyol in Copa del Rey January 22, 2014

    Madrid: The Copa del Rey is back this week, and Barcelona will travel to Levante for the second time in three days. The Spanish league leaders were held to a 11 draw at Levante on Sunday, but now play in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. Also, Real Madrid will visit Espanyol for...