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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Copa del Rey

Last month
April 2023
# Setback
Tame Barcelona stumble again a week on from Madrid humiliation
Xavi’s side had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Girona.
This year
# Advantage
Own goal secures semi-final first leg win for Barcelona over Real Madrid
The Catalans were somewhat depleted going into the Copa del Rey tie against their rivals.
# Copa del Rey
Madrid snatch derby victory against Atletico to reach Copa semis
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior were both on target for Real in extra-time.
# hate
Vinicius effigy hung from bridge
Police sources told AFP they were investigating the incident, without offering further details.
# Copa del Rey
Lewandowski hits two for Barca, Real Madrid stun Villarreal with comeback
Both Spanish soccer giants progressed tonight.
# Copa del Rey
Barca scrape past third-tier Intercity in Spanish Cup thriller to reach last 16
Elsewhere Atletico Madrid earned a 2-0 win at second-tier Real Oviedo.
Last year
# Copa del Rey
Real Madrid suffer shock cup loss to Athletic Bilbao after 89th-minute winner
Real’s double bid ended tonight.
# another setback
Atletico Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey as season goes from bad to worse
Atletico lost out 2-0 to Real Sociedad who have booked their spot in the quarter-finals.
All time
# Goat
Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final
Messi scored two of Barcelona’s four second half goals as they consigned their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks.
# on-field matters
Barcelona into Copa del Rey final after dramatic extra-time win over Sevilla
The 3-2 aggregate win came just two days after a police raid on the club and the arrest of their former president.
# noses in front
Wondergoal from French youngster sees Sevilla hold semi-final lead over Barcelona after first leg
Jules Kounde ran from his own half to score an impressive goal in the first half.
# classic
Griezmann inspires Barcelona to thrilling Cup comeback against Granada
The Catalans came from two goals down to win a riveting tie 5-3 after extra time.
# stunned
Real Madrid crash out of Copa del Rey after shock extra-time defeat to third-tier side
Zinedine Zidane’s charges also had a man sent off in their 2-1 defeat to Alcoyano.
# Magic of the Copa
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey by third-tier minnows
Cornella were 1-0 winners in the second-round tie.
# Royal appointment
Meath man in line to play in historic Copa del Rey tie against La Liga side
Kevin Toner could feature for La Nucia against Elche, who ended Real Madrid’s winning run on Wednesday.
# Claim
Busquets: Messi row not to blame for Barca's shock cup exit
Inaki Williams got ahead of the midfielder in stoppage time to head home a dramatic winner for Athletic Club.
# surprise
Late drama leaves Barcelona stunned in Copa del Rey
Inaki Williams scored a dramatic 93rd-minute winner for Athletic Bilbao.
# Upset
Real Madrid crash out of cup amid 7-goal thriller
Martin Odegaard put on a creative masterclass against his parent club.
# back on track
Messi magnificent as Barcelona hammer Leganes
The Catalans bounced back from a first defeat under Quique Setien to cruise to a Copa Del Rey victory.
# knocked out
Atletico suffer extra-time Spanish Cup misery at third-division Leonesa
Defeat completes a miserable January for Diego Simeone’s Atletico.
# Ibiza Away
Griezmann's 94th-minute winner saves Barcelona from Ibiza embarrassment
Javi Perez gave the hosts an early lead against the La Liga giants.
# Champions
Valencia score twice in 13 minutes to stun Barcelona and win Copa del Rey for the first time since 2008
Goals from Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo saw Valencia scupper Barca’s hopes of completing a domestic double.
# cup glory
Valverde keen to keep Barca focus on Copa final, not his future
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, claimed his sixth European Golden Shoe on Friday night.
# drought over
Rodrigo strike does the job for Valencia to book Copa final date against Barcelona
It’ll be the side’s first final in 11 years.
# El Clasico
Suarez strikes twice as Barca batter Real Madrid in Copa semi-final
Barcelona are into the Copa Del Rey final for a sixth successive year.
# Blaugrana
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde agrees Nou Camp contract extension
The Liga title-winning coach was set to see his current terms expire at the end of the season, but moves have been made to retain his services.
# Copa del Rey
Messi unable to conjure Barca winner as Madrid hold on for draw
Barcelona and Real Madrid could not be separated during tonight’s semi-final at Camp Nou.
# warning
A former Real Madrid star says tonight's Clasico could be Gareth Bale's 'last chance'
Predrag Mijatovic claims Real Madrid fans are ‘annoyed’ with the Wales international’s game.
# El Clasico
Two Clasicos set for one week as Real Madrid draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi-final
Friday’s draw means there will be back-to-back Clasicos between the bitter rivals.
# In form
Karim Benzema brace helps Real Madrid secure semi-final spot
The former France international has now hit five goals in his last three appearances.
# Support
Coutinho thanks Messi for penalty gesture amid Barcelona's cup triumph
The Catalan club’s 6-1 victory overturned a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.
# brace
Sergio Ramos double gives Real Madrid quarter-final boost
Both sides scored penalties as Girona slipped to a 4-2 loss in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final.
# Disappointment
Barcelona left with mountain to climb after cup defeat
Lionel Messi was rested and Luis Suarez left on the bench amid a defeat to Sevilla.
# play it down
'We have no doubt' - Barca unconcerned about player ineligibility accusations
Levante will lodge a complaint over their Copa del Rey tie, but Ernesto Valverde insisted he was right to pick Chumi.
# Copa del Rey
Dembele and Messi on target as Barca overturn first-leg deficit
The holders advance through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 4-2 aggregate win over Levante.
# Spanish Football
Barcelona in Copa del Rey trouble over 'ineligible player' complaint
The inclusion of youngster Chumi in Barca’s first leg defeat could jeopardise their future in the competition.
# Progress
Isco gets rare start while Madrid advance in Copa del Rey despite defeat
Martin Braithwaite gave Leganes victory over Real Madrid but it was not enough to cause a Copa del Rey upset for the second year running.
# Work to do
Under-strength Barcelona suffer Copa del Rey defeat
Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral were on target as Levante won tonight’s last-16 first-leg.
# Review
Sergio Ramos reaches 100 goals as Real Madrid receive cup boost
Leganes dumped their opponents out of the Copa del Rey last season, but they trail 3-0 after the first leg of their last-16 tie.
# Private
Gareth Bale issue an internal matter, says Real Madrid manager
The Welsh star departed the club’s defeat to Real Sociedad before full time, but Santiago Solari was reluctant to elaborate on the situation.