June 9, 2023

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Real Madrid beat Osasuna to win the Copa del Rey for the first time since 2014.

Score Real Madrid team After Saturday’s victory over Osasuna, Spain’s King’s Cup title for the twentieth time, with a score 2-1.

The victory ended the run of Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti’s men 9 The lean years have started since the tournament’s last title in 2008 2014. The Royal Club is third behind Barcelona B in the list of all-time champions 31 A title and owner of Athletics Bilbao 23 culmination.

During the match, Brazilian winger Rodrigo was quick to give Real the lead in the second minute after a superb individual effort from his compatriot Vinicius Junior, who cut in from the left with his brilliant dribbling.

The European champions did not take advantage of the opener and their most dangerous effort was a free kick by defender David Alaba which went over the crossbar almost after half an hour.

Morocco’s Abdel Samad Al-Salsouli could have given Osasuna an equalizer when he singled out goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and shot over him, but Dani Carvajal brilliantly pushed the ball away before crossing the goal line.

Tenth-placed Osasuna equalized in the 10th minute 58 Powerful low shot from Lucas Toro just outside the penalty area.

But Rodrigo sealed the win in minutes 70 He followed up a stray ball and reached him after a shot deflected off of Toni Kroos during an attack launched by Vinicius.

Vinicius missed a chance to decide the match when he failed to be alone with the goalkeeper and sent a short ball to Karim Benzema that was scattered by the defense at the last moment.

The title boosts the morale of Real, who are close to losing the title to local league rivals Barcelona, ​​before hosting Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final next Tuesday.

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Veteran midfielder Luka Modric came on in the final minutes, increasing his chances of catching up with City after a baffling injury.

France 24/Reuters