Kings Cup

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Defiant Gerardo Martino needs to lift Barcelona for Cup final 13-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Barcelona's season is threatening to implode with Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid looming after a nightmare week when they were knocked out of Europe and lost 1-0 at lowly Granada in La Liga. Saturday's defeat at Granada means La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, who were also responsible for...
  • 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...
  • Barca, Real on the brink of Cup final showdown 11-02-2014 10:26 AM

    Barcelona and Real Madrid are poised to secure their places in April's King's Cup final this week before turning their attention to the main prize on their agendas: the European Champions League. The record domestic Cup winners with 26 titles, Barca are 2-0 up on Real Sociedad ahead of their...
  • 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...
  • 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 riding high before King's Cup clash against Real Madrid 04-02-2014 10:11 AM

    Three points clear at the top of La Liga, a shrewd-looking signing in the bag and soaring optimism among their fans, Atletico Madrid are on cloud nine ahead of Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final clash against Real. One of Spanish soccer's poorer relations, under inspirational coach Diego Simeone, Atletico are mounting...
  • 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...
  • Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid's Cup game against Espanyol 27-01-2014 06:24 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will miss Tuesday's King's Cup quarter-final second leg at home to Espanyol due to a problem with his left leg, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. The Welsh international's season has been disrupted by several minor injuries since his world record move from Tottenham...
  • Lionel Messi in good shape as he targets 400 Barcelona games 22-01-2014 07:09 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi will reach the milestone of 400 games for Barcelona when they face Levante in the King's Cup on Wednesday and coach Gerardo Martino says he is back in top condition following his hamstring injury. It is over 10 years since the Argentine made his debut for the...
  • Karim Benzema header sinks Espanyol to put Real Madrid in charge 22-01-2014 06:59 AM

    Barcelona: Real Madrid continued their impressive start to the new year with Karim Benzema giving them a 1-0 victory in the King's Cup quarter-final first-leg tie away to Espanyol on Tuesday. Benzema's 25th-minute goal meant Real have come out on top in each of their six games since Christmas, a...
  • Anirban Lahiri signs off at third place in King's Cup 19-01-2014 06:39 PM

    Hua Hin: Anirban Lahiri rounded off the season with yet another top-3 finish as the Indian golfer carded a four-under 68 to end third at the USD 1 million King's Cup Golf Hua Hin here on Sunday. Lahiri totaled nine-under 279 and was three shots behind winner, Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng...
  • Lahiri tied seventh, Gangjee 10th at King's Cup 18-01-2014 06:10 PM

    Hua Hin: Anirban Lahiri grabbed birdies on three of the four par-five holes to card a one-under 71 under tough scoring conditions and force his way into top-10 at the King's Cup Golf here on Saturday. On a day when swirling wind speed reached as high as 36 kph during...
  • Barcelona players hail Xavi after 700th appearance 18-01-2014 02:07 PM

    Lionel Messi and some of his Barcelona colleagues paid warm tribute to team mate Xavi on Friday after he extended his appearances record to 700 in the midweek King's Cup match at Getafe. Spain playmaker Xavi, who will be 34 later this month, joined Barca's academy in 1991 at the...
  • Lahiri tied 14th after round two of King's Cup 17-01-2014 07:47 PM

    Hua Hin (Thailand): Anirban Lahiri dropped a bogey at the very end to finish with a card of one-under 71 and lie tied 14th place at the halfway stage of the $1 million King's Cup Golf here on Friday. Lahiri at four-under 140 was the best among the four Indians,...
  • Barcelona's Neymar suffers ankle injury 17-01-2014 10:04 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar lasted less than 25 minutes of his return to Barcelona's starting lineup for their King's Cup last 16 clash at Getafe as he was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury. It is the latest setback for the Brazil forward who had not started a match...
  • Lahiri tied eighth despite late double bogey in King's Cup golf 16-01-2014 06:34 PM

    Hua Hin: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri seemed headed for a fine and flawless outing before a late double bogey blotted his first round card in the King's Cup at Hua Hin on Thursday. Lahiri, starting on the 10th, was five-under through 15 holes before dropping a double bogey on the...
  • High-flying Atletico knock Valencia out of Cup 15-01-2014 08:40 AM

    Barcelona: Second-half headers from Diego Godin and Raul Garcia gave holders Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over Valencia and a place in the King's Cup quarter-finals by 3-1 on aggregate. Atletico, fresh from a draw with Barcelona at the weekend that kept them level on points with the champions at...
  • 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...
  • Barca's Neymar out of Getafe Cup clash due to illness 08-01-2014 06:38 PM

    Madrid: Brazil forward Neymar has been withdrawn from Barcelona's squad for their King's Cup last 16, first leg at home to Getafe later on Wednesday after coming down with gastroenteritis. Neymar was examined by club medical staff and told he needed time to recover and was replaced in the squad...
  • Lionel Messi cleared to play against Getafe in King's Cup 07-01-2014 05:54 PM

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been given the all-clear by medical staff and included in the squad for Wednesday's King's Cup last 16, first leg at home to Getafe, the club said on Tuesday. The Argentine World Player of the Year has not featured for the Spanish champions since straining...
  • Real Madrid see off Olimpic threat, Atletico advance 19-12-2013 08:38 AM

    Barcelona: There was no dream ending for Olimpic de Xativa after an efficient performance from a second-string Real Madrid secured a 2-0 win at the Bernabeu which sent them through to the King's Cup last 16 on Wednesday. A 0-0 home draw had built up Olimpic's hopes of an unlikely...
  • Barcelona stroll past Cartagena into King's Cup last 16 18-12-2013 08:31 AM

    Madrid: Barcelona eased into the King's Cup last 16 when goals from Pedro, Cristian Tello and Neymar secured a 3-0 second-leg victory at home to third-tier Cartagena on Tuesday for a 7-1 aggregate success. Barca had to come from a goal down to win the last 32, first leg at...
  • Olimpic plotting Real upset in King's Cup 17-12-2013 01:38 PM

    Madrid: Olimpic de Xativa will look to match the stunning giant-killing feats of fellow third-tier sides Alcorcon and Real Union when they play at Real Madrid's Bernabeu arena in the second leg of the King's Cup last 32 on Wednesday. The team from the town of Xativa near Valencia, known...
  • Injury-hit Barcelona have Alba back for King's Cup 05-12-2013 10:59 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona welcome back Jordi Alba for their King's Cup clash at Cartagena on Friday but the Spanish champions still have several players unavailable through injury. Alba, out of action since September with a hamstring strain, returns at a difficult time for the Catalan club, who hope a victory over...
  • Neymar helps Barcelona to 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid 22-08-2013 07:11 AM

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar came off the bench to head his first competitive goal for Barcelona and rescue a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. David Villa struck a superb 12th-minute volley against the club he left in the close...