Tag: Copa del Rey
Valencia says Cillessen's contract will contain a buy-out clause of 80 million euros.
Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey, ending the Spanish champions’ four-year winning streak in the competition.
Lionel Messi wants Ernesto Valverde to continue as Barcelona coach but admits the team has not recovered from their Champions League loss to Liverpool as they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.
Ter Stegen is still feeling discomfort in his right knee and will continue to receive treatment which will rule him out of the Copa del Rey final.
FC Barcelona's collapse at the hands of Liverpool in the Champions League last week has left Ernesto Valverde's future uncertain.
Ramos blames himself '200%' for not being there for his team during the disastrous match against Ajax Amsterdam.
Real coach Solari has a contract until 2021 but few are expecting him to remain in that position for long after a dismal performance against Ajax Amsterdam.
After losing any chance of winning the Copa del Rey, a third loss will destroy the entirety of Madrid's season.
Despite the pace and confidence of Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid fails to exploit any weakness on Barcelona's side.
Barcelona, bidding to win the trophy for a record fifth year in a row, books their place in the final at the Benito Villamarin stadium, the home of Real Betis.
Kevin Gameiro takes an equaliser for Valencia, leaving the tie in the balance heading into the second leg at the Mestalla stadium on Feb 28.
Chasing a record fifth Copa del Rey success in a row, Barcelona will be favourites, particularly after they thrashed Madrid 5-1 at the Camp Nou in October.
Seeking their first Copa crown since 2014, Real go into the last 4 alongside holders Barcelona, Valencia and Real Betis.
2 goals in a 2-minute spell after the break helped Barcelona race ahead.
Real are having a disappointing Liga campaign, having fallen 10 points behind leaders Barcelona,
Barcelona will have an uphill task to reach the last 4 when the 2nd leg takes place next Wednesday.
Valencia have endured a difficult season and sit 9th in La Liga.
Barcelona won the last four editions of the Copa del Rey and has lifted the trophy a record 30 times.
Levante say Barcelona's teenage defender Chumi Brandariz was ineligible to take part in the match because he was suspended.
Atletico Madrid have not won the Copa del Rey since 2013.
The fixture was a curtain raiser for Sunday's Copa Libertadores second leg final between Argentinian rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.
Real Madrid beat Melilla 4-0 in the Copa del Rey, while Barcelona overcame Cultural Leonesa 1-0.
Close-season signing Martins broke the deadlock after 33 minutes, the lively Portuguese winger bundling home after a quick team move that saw him break through the middle.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to what will surely be the first part of a domestic double this season as they thrashed Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.
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