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Category: Copa del Rey

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The Copa del Rey has been revamped and revitalised this season

Spain’s cup competition has become less bloated and less predictable this season. Other countries should take noteBy Mark Sochon for These Football TimesThe widely accepted narrative seems to be that domestic cup competitions are in the doldrums. Many …

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The Copa del Rey has been revamped and revitalised this season

Spain’s cup competition has become less bloated and less predictable this season. Other countries should take noteBy Mark Sochon for These Football TimesThe widely accepted narrative seems to be that domestic cup competitions are in the doldrums. Many …

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores yet again as Juventus rescue cup draw in Milan

Juventus salvage 1-1 draw in first leg of Coppa Italia semi-finalReal Sociedad beat Mirandés 2-1 in first leg of Copa del Rey semiA stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man Milan on Thursday in the first leg of …

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Barcelona crisis grows as Athletic Bilbao knock them out of Copa del Rey

• Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Barcelona• Iñaki Williams’ late goal knocks out Barça after calamitous weekAthletic Bilbao poured fuel on Barcelona’s fire. A late, late goal exposed them once more, eliminated from the Copa del Rey in the week in which their capt…

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Real Madrid dumped out by Real Sociedad in Copa del Rey thriller

• Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad• Ten-man visitors hold on in frantic finaleReal Madrid have been dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the quarter-final stage, losing 4-3 to Real Sociedad at the Bernabéu.Alexander Isak struck twice for the Basque side as t…

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Griezmann the party pooper in Ibiza as injury-time winner spares Barça blushes

• Copa del Rey last 32: Ibiza 1-2 Barcelona• French forward scores two late goals, with one in injury timeAntoine Griezmann struck two late goals as Barcelona came from behind to beat third-tier UD Ibiza 2-1 and avoid an embarrassing Copa del Rey last-…

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Griezmann the party pooper in Ibiza as injury-time winner spares Barça blushes

• Copa del Rey last 32: Ibiza 1-2 Barcelona• French forward scores two late goals, with one in injury timeAntoine Griezmann struck two late goals as Barcelona came from behind to beat third-tier UD Ibiza 2-1 and avoid an embarrassing Copa del Rey last-…

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Valencia shock Barcelona in Copa del Rey final despite Messi’s best efforts

• Barcelona 1-2 Valencia• Messi 73; Gameiro 21, Rodrigo 33By the end they could take it no more, but the suffering was worth it and they made it. Somewhere in the madness a whistle blew and Valencia became Copa del Rey winners. For the first time in 1,…

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Real Madrid’s unhappy birthday sees club with nothing left to play for

Defeat to Ajax ended a run of three Champions League wins, days after Copa del Rey and La Liga hopes evaporatedToday is 6 March, Real Madrid’s birthday, but there is nothing to celebrate. This week has been the worst in their 117-year history: three ho…

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Luis Suárez scores twice as Barcelona beat Real Madrid to reach cup final

• Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona (Barça win 4-1 on agg)• Suárez 50, 72; Varane 69ogFor FC Barcelona, there is something about the Santiago Bernabéu. They came to the home of their greatest rivals needing a victory to take them to a record sixth consecutive …

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Real Madrid v Barcelona: Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg – live!

Copa del Rey semi-final latest from the Bernabéu (first leg: 1-1)Live scoreboard: all the latest from Wednesday’s matchesAnd email Gregg here or tweet him here with your thoughts 5.53pm GMT Monsieur, with these clásicos you are really spoiling us. This…

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Barcelona’s Malcom scores against Real Madrid to leave semi-final in the balance

• Copa del Rey semi-final first leg: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid• Malcom and Vinícius Júnior score in hard-fought drawThere was no Lionel Messi until the second half, no Gareth Bale either, and there was no winner here but there were two Brazilians makin…

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Levante hope to have Barça thrown out of Copa del Rey over ineligible player

• ‘We have no doubt about Chumi,’ say Barcelona of 19-year-old• Catalan side won 3-0 on Thursday to win tie 4-2 on aggregateThe Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, says his side should still be in the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw despite accusations …

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Levante hope to have Barça thrown out of Copa del Rey over ineligible player

• ‘We have no doubt about Chumi,’ say Barcelona of 19-year-old• Catalan side won 3-0 on Thursday to win tie 4-2 on aggregateThe Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, says his side should still be in the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw despite accusations …

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Andrés Iniesta begins glorious goodbye as an era draws to a close | Sid Lowe

Departing legend belongs to us all – tears, applause and another moment of quiet awe marked a fitting cup final farewellThere were two minutes to go in the final, his final, when Andrés Iniesta began the long walk goodbye.Slowly, swallowing hard, eyes …

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Departing Andrés Iniesta the star as Barcelona cruise to Copa del Rey

• Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona• Suárez 14, 40; Messi 31; Iniesta 52; Coutinho 69 (pen)Andrés Iniesta chose the perfect stage for his last waltz, gliding across the grass as Barcelona sliced through Sevilla. A 5-0 victory brought their fourth consecutive Copa …

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Departing Andrés Iniesta the star as Barcelona cruise to Copa del Rey

• Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona• Suárez 14, 40; Messi 31; Iniesta 52; Coutinho 69 (pen)Andrés Iniesta chose the perfect stage for his last waltz, gliding across the grass as Barcelona sliced through Sevilla. A 5-0 victory brought their fourth consecutive Copa …

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Sevilla v Barcelona: Copa del Rey final – live!

Copa del Rey final updates from the Wanda MetropolitanoFollow all the goals as they go in around EuropeAnd you can send Will an email or tweet @Will_Unwin 7.53pm BST Even winning the Copa del Rey and the league title might not making it a successful s…

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Philippe Coutinho scores first Barcelona goal in Copa del Rey win at Valencia

• Valencia 0-2 Barcelona (0-3 agg)• Brazilian off the mark as Barça set up final against SevillaPhilippe Coutinho scored his first goal for Barcelona as they completed victory over Valencia in their Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday.The former Liverp…

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Philippe Coutinho makes Barcelona debut after £142m Liverpool move

• Playmaker replaces Andrés Iniesta in cup win at Camp Nou• Coutinho: It’s a great night, a very special nightPhilippe Coutinho has made his long-awaited Barcelona debut, replacing Andrés Iniesta, in a 2-0 win over Espanyol in the Copa del Rey.The form…