In a sign of how far Barcelona have fallen since the golden days of Guardiola, club president Josep Bartomeu backed manager Ernesto Valverde despite Saturday’s Copa del Rey final defeat by Valencia. The 2-1 defeat meant Barcelona ended the season with just one major piece of silverware, the league title, when a treble looked all [...]
Copa del Rey
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The Valencia squad took to the streets on a bus parade on Sunday to celebrate their win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. Less than 24 hours after beating Barca 2-1 in Seville, Marcelino Garcia Toral’s victorious team showed off their trophy in front of fans in Valencia. Thousands of supporters lined the [...]
Valencia left Barcelona’s double dream in tatters at the Benito Villamarin with a stirring 2-1 Copa del Rey final performance in the heat of Seville on Saturday night. It was no secret in the build-up to the game that they were studying Liverpool’s Anfield demolition of Ernesto Valverde’s side but no-one expected them to produce [...]
Luis Suarez destroyed Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to put his team in the Copa del Rey final and leave their great rival’s domestic season once again in tatters. They may have held the Champions League for 1,000 days but there have been few home comforts over recent years. They will be watching this [...]
Keylor Navas hopes Real Madrid can make their away goal count to finish off Barcelona at the Bernabeu and reach the Copa del Rey final. Los Blancos hold a slender advantage after they secured a 1-1 draw in the opening leg of their semi-final clash at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night. Lucas Vazquez put [...]
Andres Iniesta is set to end his trophy-laden spell at Barcelona this summer and it was an emotional occasion for the midfielder on Saturday night as he helped his side to overcome Sevilla with a 5-0 victory to win the Copa del Rey. Iniesta, who seems likely to head to China, was amongst the scorers [...]
Sevilla scored two late goals to come from behind and beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday. Diego Costa gave Atletico the lead in the 73rd minute but the visitors equalised with an own-goal by Atletico goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya and secured the victory with a [...]
Barcelona took another step towards an improbable triple on Tuesday as they reached their fourth straight Copa del Rey final as they draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid to advance 3-2 on aggregate. It was a mixed night for Luis Suarez, whose crucial away goal saw Barcelona advance, but the striker will miss the final after [...]
Celta Vigo couldn’t manage more than a scoreless home draw against determined Alaves in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal on Thursday. The winner of next Wednesday’s return game will face two-time defending champion Barcelona or Atletico Madrid. Barcelona won 2-1 in Madrid on Wednesday. It was a lacklustre game in Vigo, [...]
Luis Suarez scored the best goal of his Barcelona career so far and Lionel Messi added a brilliant second but Atletico Madrid fought back to keep the Copa del Rey semi-final alive into next week’s second leg. Barcelona are favourites to reach the final and Suarez’s first will live long in the memory but once [...]