Real Madrid won the SPanish cup final yesterday at Mestalla stadium in Valencia. Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match and gives the first trophy in the Mourinho era. FC Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano (Maxwell, min. 1), Busquets (Keita, m. 107), Xavi, Iniesta; Pedro, Messi et Villa (Afellay, m. 105) Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Carvalho (Garay, m. 118), Marcelo; Pepe, Xabi Alonso, Khedira (Granero, m. 103); Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo et Özil (Adebayor, m. 69) Goal: 0-1, min. 103 Cristiano Ronaldo Watch the video highlights of the match below: However, during the celebrations following the match, Sergio Ramos dropped the trophy from the bus… Looks like they could not hold on to it for that long… see the video below: Both teams meet again in a week for the 2010/2011 Champions League semi finals.
FC Barcelona, the La Liga leaders, will face Real Madrid at the Bernabeu next Saturday. Four days later the two teams meet again in the Copa del Rey final, and the likelihood of a Champions League semi-final clash between the Spanish giants drew closer when Pep Guardiola’s side won against Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 in the first leg. If both teams progress, they would meet four times in 18 days!!! Buy your tickets here!
The 1-2 defeat at Camp Nou a week ago proved to be too much to overcome. Despite an excellent second half performance in which Xavi Hernandez gave Barça hope with a goal in the 64th minute, FC Sevilla held strong and FC Sevilla keeper Palop stopped everything that came his way to earn his team the victory. FC Sevilla: Palop; Konko, Escudé, Drago, Fernando Navarro; Duscher (Lolo 58′), Romaric (Cala 90′); Navas, Renato, Adriano (Capel 65′), Negredo. FC Barcelona: Pinto; Alves (Bojan 83′), Piqué, Puyol, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Ibrahimovic (Pedro 83′), Henry. Goal: 0-1 Xavi (64′) Venue: Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. Sevilla
FC Barcelona lost tonight against FC Sevilla (1-2) in the Spanish Cup. After drawing against Villareal 2 days earlier at the same Camp Nou Stadium, the Baugrana did not show their best football and compromised their chance to go into the next round. The second leg will be next Wednesday, in Sevilla. FC Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Chygrynskiy, Milito (Busquets, min.66), Maxwell; Márquez, Iniesta, Thiago (Xavi, min.71); Messi, Bojan, Pedro (Ibrahimovic, min.46) FC Sevilla: Palop; Navarro, Dragutinovic, Escudé, Konko; Romaric, Lolo (Duscher, min.82), Capel, Navas (Renato, min.46); Perroti, Koné (Negredo, min.69) Goals: 0-1, min 60. Capel. 1-1, min 73. Ibrahimovic. 1-2, min 75. Negredo (pen.) Venue: Camp Nou Stadium. Attedance: 48.167
FC Barcelona easily won the second leg of the Spanish Cup against Cultural Leonesa at the Camp Nou. The blaugrana are now in the Sweet Sixteen of the Spanish Cup and will face FC Sevilla on the 6th of January for a spot in quarter-finals. FC Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Puyol (Messi, min. 61), Márquez, Maxwell; Sergio Busquets, Jonathan Dos Santos, Iniesta (Xavi, min. 65); Pedro, Bojan, Jeffrén Cultural Leonesa: Cervero; Calzado, Salva, Pereira, Carlos; Chema Mato (Bandera, min. 69), Abel Segovia, Jahvé (Alberto Suárez, min. 78) Goals: Bojan (min. 52, min. 54), Pedro (min. 63), Messi (min. 64), Xavi (min. 75) Venue: Camp Nou Stadium
FC Barcelona won the first leg of their Spanish cup qualifier against Cultural Leonesa. Pedro scored twice while most important players were on the bench. Cultural Leonesa:Saizar; Cerveró, Pereira, Salva, García; Chema Mato, Segovia; Yahvé (Denis, min. 67), Chema (Alberto Suárez, min. 67), Ferran (Roskam, min. 67), Jito FC Barcelone: Pinto; Jeffren (Soriano, min. 84), Chygrynskiy, Marquez, Maxwell; Touré, Busquets, Keita (Dos Santos, min. 80); Pedro, Bojan, Gai Assulin (Abidal, min. 56) Goals: 0-1, min. 40. Pedro ; 0-2, min. 62. Pedro
FC Barcelona won the Spanish Kings cup final against Athletic Bilbao and secure their first title of the season. This is also Pep Guardiola’s first title as a coach for FC Barcelona… FC Barcelona players secured their first trophy of the season, 4 days after drawing with Villareal at the Camp Nou, postponing their celebration in the Spanish League. They won against Athletic Bilbao at the Mestella Stadium, Valencia, in the King’s Cup final. Bilbao scored first at the 9th minute, but Toure replied at the 32nd minute, before Messi and Bojan killed the match in 2 minutes (55th and 57th minute) Later in the match Xavi scored the 4th goal for FC Barcelona to ensure their 25th win in this competition. Match details : Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Iraola, Aitor Ocio, Amorebieta, Koikili, Yeste, Javi Martínez, Orbaiz (Etxeberría, m.61), David López (Susaeta, m.56), Toquero (Ion Vélez, m.61) et Llorente FC Barcelona: Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Touré (Sylvinho, m.89), Puyol, Busquets, Xavi (Pedro, m.88), Keita, Messi, Bojan (Hleb, m.84) et Eto’o First half 9′ 1-0: Toquero 32 1-1: Toure Second half 55′ 1-2: Messi 57′ 1-3 : Bojan 78′ 1-4: Xavi