2-1. Real Madrid wins its twentieth Cup nine years late

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2-1. Real Madrid wins its twentieth Cup nine years later

May 7, 2023


Seville (EFE).- Real Madrid beat Osasuna 2-1 this Saturday in the King’s Cup final that was played at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, where the Brazilian Rodrygo Goes was the author of the two goals, one in each half of a game, in which he had the great collaboration of Vinícius Junior so that his team won the twentieth championship trophy of this tournament nine years later.
Osasuna sold their defeat dearly in a game in which they tied in the second period through Lucas Torró on the brink of the hour of play, but it was not enough for the team from Pamplona to achieve their first title in history in their second appearance in a Cup final, after he also lost it eighteen years ago on his first occasion.

A final was presented between two historical clubs but with a very uneven curriculum, the spectacular Real Madrid and another, Osasuna, who wanted to put the first national title in their history in their showcase, but in football the obligation and the illusion , to a single party, can have many variants.
To this was added, without wanting to openly admit, that the formation coached by the Italian Carlo Ancelotti has next Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabéu one of the appointments marked on its calendar each season, the first leg of a Champions League semifinal, on this occasion the one that measures Manchester City.
With the loss of the French left-back Ferland Mendy, although at the last minute that of the Utrera midfielder Dani Ceballos joined, who came out with discomfort from training at La Cartuja on Friday, the only thing that showed something that was going on in Tuesday’s game was the one that Croatian Luka Modric initially remained on the bench after recovering from a physical ailment.

Osasuna’s most important match

In Osasuna there was no kind of dilemma, it was the most important game after in 2005 he lost his first Cup final against Betis in the now-defunct Vicente Calderón, so Jagoba Arrasate’s men, with the announced losses due to injury to defender Nacho Vidal and the Serbian midfielder Darko Brasanac, went with everything.
Arrasate himself announced that one of the options against the powerful rival was to play a long game, but it couldn’t have started worse for his interests, because, in the first one played by the Brazilian Vinícuis on the far left, Jon Moncayola went very well , after Rubén Peña on the bottom line and his pass was perfectly used by his compatriot Rodrygo, who finished off in minute and 48 seconds of play.
Madrid, with a lot of muscle in the center of the field with the presence of the Frenchman Aurélien Tchouaméni, forced Osasuna to practice a direct game and also with aerial balls to the area with which to assert the powerful game above the Pamplona team, especially the Croatian Ante Budimir.

Osasuna’s midfielder, Lucas Torró, celebrates the Navarrese team’s first goal during the match corresponding to the final of the Copa del Rey that they play today Saturday against Real Madrid at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville. EFE/Jose Manuel Vidal.

Vinícius, who always stayed up front, was a nuisance for Moncayola, who sought the collaboration of Rubén Peña to mitigate the Brazilian’s actions and even more so when he soon saw the yellow card in this game against the Real Madrid player. another great play was close to the Frenchman Karim Benzema scoring, although it was prevented by goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.

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