Copa Del Rey

  • Future doesn't change with one defeat: Barcelona coach Martino 17-04-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Gareth Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner 17-04-2014 08:32 AM

    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...
  • Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Barcelona to win Copa del Rey 17-04-2014 02:45 AM

    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...
  • El Clasico: Ronaldo to miss final as Barcelona seek Cup consolation 16-04-2014 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    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...
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona - the 'Clasico' in numbers 15-04-2014 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Real Madrid hopeful Ronaldo can play Copa del Rey final 11-04-2014 06:29 PM

    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...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final 10-04-2014 06:19 PM

    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...
  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid King's Cup final set for April 16 in Valencia 21-02-2014 08:27 AM

    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 1-0, will take place...
  • Messi on target as Barcelona set up final with Real Madrid 13-02-2014 08:25 AM

    London: Lionel Messi's first-half goal earned visiting Barcelona a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and a 3-1 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...
  • Neymar in Barca's squad for King's Cup clash at Sociedad 12-02-2014 08:33 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar has been included in the squad for Barcelona's King's Cup semi-final, second leg at Real Sociedad on Wednesday despite not yet receiving the all-clear from club medical staff. The Brazil forward trained with the squad on Monday for the first time since injuring his ankle last month and...
  • Del Bosque not happy with conduct of Spain players 06-02-2014 10:16 PM

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is not pleased by the actions of some national team players during an ill-tempered Copa del Rey semi-final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Madrid beat Atletico 3-0 in the first-leg semi-final on Wednesday when Madrid players Alvaro Arbeloa and Sergio Ramos were among...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona on course for Cup final showdown 06-02-2014 07:22 AM

    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 semi-final first legs on Wednesday. Real thumped holders Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu, gaining a measure of revenge for the 2-1 defeat in last...
  • Martino wants Barcelona to close out games quickly 04-02-2014 08:07 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona's inability to close out games is coach Gerardo Martino's main preoccupation ahead of the Copa del Rey first-leg semi-final against Real Sociedad. The Spanish champions surrendered an early lead to lose 3-2 against Valencia on Saturday, when the team's intensity noticeably dropped after half an hour. The defeat...
  • Bale back in Real Madrid squad for Cup clash with Atletico 04-02-2014 06:52 PM

    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 semi-final 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...
  • Atletico Madrid, Barcelona join Real Madrid in Cup semis 30-01-2014 08:47 AM

    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 last-four clash against the bitter city rivals they beat in last year's final. Atletico's battling 2-1 comeback victory in a rain-lashed quarter-final, second leg in...
  • Real Madrid ease past Espanyol into King's Cup semis 29-01-2014 08:32 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid set up a King's Cup semi-final against holders Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao when they beat Espanyol 1-0 in their quarter-final, second leg on Tuesday for a 2-0 aggregate success. Real lost 2-1 to Atletico at their own Bernabeu stadium in last year's final and will be...
  • Atletico beat Bilbao 1-0 in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarter-final 24-01-2014 09:35 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid edged Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at home to take a slim lead from the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final 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...
  • Messi sets up four in Barcelona's 4-1 win at Levante 23-01-2014 08:22 AM

    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 hat-trick in a 4-1 win at Levante in Wednesday's first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final. Denied by the hosts in the first half,...
  • Barcelona face Levante, Real visit Espanyol in Copa del Rey 22-01-2014 03:54 PM

    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 1-1 draw at Levante on Sunday, but now play in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Also, Real Madrid will visit...
  • Messi scores twice as Barcelona ease through to Copa del Rey quarters 17-01-2014 09:09 AM

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a pair against Getafe to power Barcelona into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 2-0 win who were mired by an injury to Neymar on Thursday. Days after seeing Cristiano Ronaldo end his four-year domination of the Ballon d'Or, Messi demonstrated his intention to pry...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo on target as Real advance in King's Cup 16-01-2014 08:42 AM

    Madrid: Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal as 10-man Real Madrid beat Osasuna 2-0 on Wednesday to qualify for the King's Cup quarter-finals 4-0 on aggregate. Osasuna held Barcelona and Real to draws at El Sadar in the league this season but the visitors, fired by the...
  • Lionel Messi ready for return to Barca starting line-up 16-01-2014 08:34 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino could put Lionel Messi back into the starting lineup for the King's Cup game against Getafe on Thursday as he continues to ease him back from injury. The Argentine forward suffered a series of hamstring strains last year and Barca have tried to ensure he...
  • Barcelona, Madrid look to seal quarter-final berth in Copa del Rey 14-01-2014 12:01 PM

    Madrid: The Copa del Rey is on the schedule this week in Spain with Barcelona and Real Madrid closing in on the quarter-finals following opening victories. Defending champions Atletico Madrid hold an away-goals advantage over Valencia, while lower-tier clubs Alcorcon and Racing Santander look to reach the quarter-finals. Here are...
  • Benzema, Jese put Real in charge against Osasuna in King's Cup 10-01-2014 08:16 AM

    Madrid: Goals from Karim Benzema and Jese led Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Osasuna in their King's Cup last-16 first leg at the Bernabeu on Thursday. Benzema nodded the hosts ahead in the 19th minute from a Luka Modric free kick and Cristiano Ronaldo set up Jese, who...
  • Lionel Messi scores brace in Cup on injury return 09-01-2014 08:23 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi came off the bench and scored twice on his return from injury and Cesc Fabregas also netted a double as Barcelona strolled to a 4-0 win at home to Getafe in their King's Cup last 16, first leg on Wednesday. Messi was given a rousing ovation by...
  • Atletico draw 1-1 at Valencia in Copa del Rey 08-01-2014 09:58 AM

    Valencia: Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Valencia on Tuesday to claim an away-goal advantage in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, just days before its key Spanish league clash against Barcelona. Atletico midfielder Raul Garcia put the cup holders ahead by nodding in the ball following Vicente Guaita's...
  • Muniain guides Bilbao past Celta in Copa del Rey 20-12-2013 08:38 AM

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao forward Iker Muniain celebrated his 21st birthday in style on Thursday, scoring two goals and setting up another to send the Basque side into the Copa del Rey's final 16 in a 4-0 victory over 10-man Celta Vigo. Bilbao overturned a 1-0 loss in the first leg...
  • Gareth Bale to miss Real Madrid's Copa del Rey match 17-12-2013 08:03 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss Wednesday's Copa del Rey match after hurting his leg in practice. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Bale received "a knock on his thigh and won't be available" for the match against third-division club Xativa Olimpic. The two teams drew 0-0 in the...
  • Xavi Hernandez to miss Barcelona's Copa del Rey match 15-12-2013 08:13 PM

    Spain: Barcelona says midfielder Xavi Hernandez will miss Tuesday's Copa del Rey match due to a leg injury. The team say the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona host third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting...