Copa Del Rey

  • 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 2018-19 season. The 26-year-old 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 1-0, will take place the...
  • Messi on target as Barcelona set up final with Real Madrid February 13, 2014

    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 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 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 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 2-0 win at King's Cup holders Atletico Madrid on Tuesday which sent them into the final 5-0 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the...
  • Real Madrid ease past Espanyol into King's Cup semis January 29, 2014

    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 keen...
  • Atletico beat Bilbao 1-0 in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarter-final January 24, 2014

    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 for...
  • Messi sets up four in Barcelona's 4-1 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 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, 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 1-1 draw at Levante on Sunday, but now play in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Also, Real Madrid will visit Espanyol for...
  • Messi scores twice as Barcelona ease through to Copa del Rey quarters January 17, 2014

    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 it...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo on target as Real advance in King's Cup January 16, 2014

    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 confidence...
  • Lionel Messi ready for return to Barca starting line-up January 16, 2014

    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 is...
  • Barcelona, Madrid look to seal quarter-final berth in Copa del Rey January 14, 2014

    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 five things...
  • Benzema, Jese put Real in charge against Osasuna in King's Cup January 10, 2014

    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 January 9, 2014

    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 the...
  • Atletico draw 1-1 at Valencia in Copa del Rey January 8, 2014

    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 goalkeeping...
  • Muniain guides Bilbao past Celta in Copa del Rey December 20, 2013

    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 at...