Copa del Rey

Real Madrid

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On this day in 1905, Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey to win their first major honour.

Known back then as the Copa de Su Majestad El Rey Alfonso XIII or His Majesty King Alfonso XIII’s Cup, it was an invitational tournament in its initial editions with only three clubs competing in the 1904-05 season – Real Madrid, San Sebastian and Athletic Bilbao.

Copa Del Rey: Real Madrid Dumped Out By Leganes As Season Goes From Bad To Worse From Zinedine Zidane’s Struggling Giants (Video)

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A whopping 19 points behind leaders Barcelona in the league, Real Madrid would have been hoping for some respite from their dismal season with a comfortable Copa del Rey win against Leganes, a side 13th in the table, at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Instead, Zinedine Zidane's superstar-strugglers found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat which saw them dumped out at the quarter-final stage via the away goals rule.

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Real Madrid fight back to win without Ronaldo

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was rested as Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at Leganes on Wednesday and move back up to third place in La Liga.

Unai Bustinza had put Leganes in front at Butarque, raising hopes that the home side could record another famous victory just weeks after they ousted Real from the Copa del Rey.

Atletico stadium to host Copa del Rey final

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host this season’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Monday.

The 68,000-seat stadium, which was opened at the start of this season, will stage the game on Saturday, April 21.

Atletico stadium to host Copa del Rey final

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host this season’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Monday.

The 68,000-seat stadium, which was opened at the start of this season, will stage the game on Saturday, April 21.

Barcelona on track for treble again: Messi

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are heading towards another treble, superstar Lionel Messi said on Friday, promising fans the La Liga leaders would go all out to win everything.

Chelsea await Barca in the Champions League last-16, they’re unbeaten in the league and ahead of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid by 11 points, and the Catalan club face Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-finals next week after overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit to beat local rivals Espanyol 2-1 on aggregate on Thursday.

Barcelona on track for treble again: Messi

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are heading towards another treble, superstar Lionel Messi said on Friday, promising fans the La Liga leaders would go all out to win everything.

Chelsea await Barca in the Champions League last-16, they’re unbeaten in the league and ahead of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid by 11 points, and the Catalan club face Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-finals next week after overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit to beat local rivals Espanyol 2-1 on aggregate on Thursday.

Valencia threaten more trouble for Zidane’s Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – A Real Madrid slip-up in Valencia led to Zinedine Zidane being appointed coach, but another setback for the reigning Spanish and European champions at Mestalla this weekend would leave the Frenchman hanging onto his job.

Zidane’s promotion to the role of coach dates back to January 2016, a day after Real had twice squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw at Valencia, costing Rafa Benitez his job.

Barcelona through to Cup semis as Coutinho makes debut

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Barcelona (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored what proved to be the winner as Barcelona beat Espanyol 2-0 to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Thursday in a game that saw Philippe Coutinho make his long-awaited debut.

Luis Suarez scored an early opener in the quarter-final second leg before Messi’s deflected effort gave Barcelona a 2-1 aggregate advantage as the holders overturned a 1-0 deficit from last week’s first leg.

Coutinho makes Barcelona debut

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Barcelona (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho made his long-awaited Barcelona debut when he came on as a second-half substitute in Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg against city neighbours Espanyol at the Camp Nou.

The 25-year-old Brazilian, signed for 160 million euros ($194 million) from Liverpool, had seen his debut delayed due to a thigh injury.

Cup upset leaves Real with only Europe

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted his encouragement for his club and their fans on Thursday, hours after Real Madrid suffered a humiliating elimination by lowly Leganes in the Copa del Rey.

“Courage team. Courage Madrid fans. We still have many battles to win,” wrote Ronaldo in his official Twitter account.

Zidane takes blame as Real Madrid suffer humiliating defeat

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid crashed to a humiliating Copa del Rey exit on Wednesday when they were knocked out by little Leganes in the quarter-finals with under-fire coach Zinedine Zidane taking the blame.

European champions Real lost 2-1 in the second leg at their Bernabeu home as the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate with their modest city neighbours going through on away goals despite having lost the first leg 1-0 last week.

Zidane takes blame as Real Madrid suffer humiliating defeat

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid crashed to a humiliating Copa del Rey exit on Wednesday when they were knocked out by little Leganes in the quarter-finals with under-fire coach Zinedine Zidane taking the blame.

European champions Real lost 2-1 in the second leg at their Bernabeu home as the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate with their modest city neighbours going through on away goals despite having lost the first leg 1-0 last week.

Real Madrid suffer humiliating Copa del Rey exit

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid crashed to a humiliating Copa del Rey exit on Wednesday when they were knocked out by little Leganes in the quarter-finals, adding to the atmosphere of crisis at the European champions.

Real lost 2-1 in the second leg at their Bernabeu home as the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate with their modest city neighbours going through on away goals despite having lost the first leg 1-0 last week.

Real Madrid suffer humiliating Copa del Rey exit

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid crashed to a humiliating Copa del Rey exit on Wednesday when they were knocked out by little Leganes in the quarter-finals, adding to the atmosphere of crisis at the European champions.

Real lost 2-1 in the second leg at their Bernabeu home as the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate with their modest city neighbours going through on away goals despite having lost the first leg 1-0 last week.

Coutinho named in Barcelona squad, handed Cruyff’s 14 shirt

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Barcelona (AFP) – Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho has been named in the Barcelona squad for Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash against Espanyol, his first call-up since his 160 million euros ($194 million, £142 million) move from Liverpool.

Coutinho, who has been handed the number 14 shirt vacated by China-bound Javier Mascherano, had been sidelined by a thigh injury since his drawn-out transfer saga came to an end on January 6.

Mascherano to leave Barcelona after eight years

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that defender Javier Mascherano will leave the club this month, with Spanish media reporting the Argentinian is heading to Hebei China Fortune.

The Catalan giants said the 33-year-old would be given an official farewell on Wednesday and say goodbye to fans at Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg against Espanyol.

Mascherano to leave Barcelona after eight years

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that defender Javier Mascherano will leave the club this month, with Spanish media reporting the Argentinian is heading to Hebei China Fortune.

The Catalan giants said the 33-year-old would be given an official farewell on Wednesday and say goodbye to fans at Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg against Espanyol.

Messi puts on masterclass for watching Coutinho

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi put on a masterclass in front of new recruit Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona trounced Celta Vigo 5-0 Thursday to ease into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals 6-1 on aggregate.

Coutinho, dressed in a black shirt dotted with white stars, was in the stands at the Camp Nou for the first time since his 160 million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool.

Messi puts on masterclass for watching Coutinho

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi put on a masterclass in front of new recruit Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona trounced Celta Vigo 5-0 Thursday to ease into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals 6-1 on aggregate.

Coutinho, dressed in a black shirt dotted with white stars, was in the stands at the Camp Nou for the first time since his 160 million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool.

Second string Real Madrid struggle into Copa del Rey quarter-finals

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid fielded an almost unrecognisable team and struggled into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 2-2 draw against second division Numancia.

Already 3-0 ahead from the first leg, coach Zinedine Zidane could afford to rest his superstars with one eye on La Liga, where they are 16 points behind Barcelona, and the Champions League last 16 with a clash against Paris Saint-Germain next month.

Atletico, Valencia breeze into Copa del Rey quarters

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday after seeing off third-tier Lleida, while new signing Luciano Vietto’s hat-trick fired Valencia past Las Palmas.

Playing in front of a sparsely populated Wanda Metropolitano, it took dominant Atletico until the 57th minute to extend their 4-0 first leg lead, Yannick Carrasco meeting Diego Costa’s cutback and slotting home the opener.

Atletico, Valencia breeze into Copa del Rey quarters

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday after seeing off third-tier Lleida, while new signing Luciano Vietto’s hat-trick fired Valencia past Las Palmas.

Playing in front of a sparsely populated Wanda Metropolitano, it took dominant Atletico until the 57th minute to extend their 4-0 first leg lead, Yannick Carrasco meeting Diego Costa’s cutback and slotting home the opener.

FC Barcelona

Barca - 2, Valencia - 0 | Copa del Rey 2nd Leg Highlights

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FC Barcelona sealed their spot in the final of this season's Copa Del Rey with a 2-0 win on the night against Valencia. Barca condemned Valencia to a six consecutive lose with an efficient display to take the tie on an aggregate score of 3-0 to the favour. Now Barca will be facing Sevilla on the 21st of April, 2018 in the final of Copa Del Rey.

Getting the Job Done | Barca vs Valencia Copa Semi-Final 2nd Leg Preview

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FC Barcelona would be looking for another efficient perfromance to take them past Valencia into the final of this year's Copa Del Rey Competition.



B arcelona Football Club will be looking to book a place in the fifth consecutive Copa Del Rey final when they face Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia tonight.

FC Barcelona - 2, Espanyol -0 Full Match Highlights | Barca Match Videos

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FC Barcelona secured semi-final spot in Copa Del Rey with a 2-0 victory against Espanyol at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi and Luis Saurez both scored the goals for Barca on a night where Coutinho made his official Barca debut. Before the start of the match there was a tribute paid for the service for Mascherano, who is leaving Barca.

Copa Del Rey: Philippe Coutinho Makes Debut As Barcelona Beat Espanyol At Nou Camp (Photos & Video)

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Philippe Coutinho finally made his Barcelona debut on Thursday night, with the former Liverpool playmaker coming off the bench during his side's 2-0 Copa Del Rey victory over Espanyol.

The £142m Brazilian played the final 22 minutes of the game at the Nou Camp, with his side already 2-0 up.

Where to find Barcelona vs. Espanyol Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona vs. Espanyol in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

Philippe Coutinho has been named in Barcelona’s squad for their Copa del Rey match against Espanyol at Camp Nou. It could herald Coutinho’s debut. From the first leg, Espanyol has a 1-0 aggregate lead, so Barcelona to win by more than two clear goals to advance to the next round of the Spanish cup.

Where to find Barcelona vs. Espanyol Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona vs. Espanyol in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

Philippe Coutinho has been named in Barcelona’s squad for their Copa del Rey match against Espanyol at Camp Nou. It could herald Coutinho’s debut. From the first leg, Espanyol has a 1-0 aggregate lead, so Barcelona to win by more than two clear goals to advance to the next round of the Spanish cup.

Where to find Espanyol vs. Barcelona Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

Espanyol is positioning Wednesday’s derby in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal 1st leg as David versus Goliath. And based on Barcelona’s incredible form this season, it’s certainly that.

Where to find Espanyol vs. Barcelona Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Espanyol vs. Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

Espanyol is positioning Wednesday’s derby in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal 1st leg as David versus Goliath. And based on Barcelona’s incredible form this season, it’s certainly that.

Barca - 1, Celta - 1 | Copa Del Rey Round of 16 First Leg | Barca Match Videos

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FC Barcelona drew their first game in 2018 at Celta in the First leg of Pre-Quarter stage of the competition. The away goal scored by José Arnáiz will put Barca in control of the tie when they meet again next mid-week at the Camp Nou. As expected many of the major stars especially in attack was missing in this match but Barca still produced an effective display and also had enough chances to win the match.

Soccer on TV

Footy on the Telly: Feb. 2 – 9

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This week, it's cup action just about everywhere. And Futsal!

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The FA Cup returns to highlight this weekend in soccer television with several matches involving high end Premier League clubs.

The action starts off Friday with Yeovil Town hosting Manchester United, but the marquee matchup of the week is struggling Chelsea hosting Newcastle United. Chelsea will look to overcome their midweek loss to Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final while Newcastle will be hoping to dig out of yet another run of poor form carrying over from the Premier League.

Footy on the Telly – Jan. 5 – 12

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It's Cup Competition time again in France and Spain, while Fox Sports 1 covers 6 FA Cup matches. And, oh yeah, The all-important (?) Florida Cup

European Soccer

European Midweek Rewind: Tottenham downs Man United, Juventus edges Atalanta, and more

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With Transfer Deadline Day happening behind the scenes on Wednesday, league action continued in the Barclays Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur continued their strong season at Wembley Stadium, defeating Manchester United 2-0. It was a fast start for Spurs who took the lead after 11 seconds through the figure of Christian Eriksen.

European Midweek Preview: Sevilla defeats Atletico, Real Madrid upset, and more

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With league action taking a break midweek in most of Europe's more popular countries, cup action stepped in to fill the void. Sevilla booked their place in the Copa Del Rey semifinals after a 3-1 second leg win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. The sides played out an even first-half with both teams getting on the scoresheet.

European Midweek Rewind: Monaco draws Nice, Sevilla edges Atletico, and more

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At this point of last year's Ligue 1 campaign, both AS Monaco and Nice were in different situations that they are now. Monaco was leading the table ahead of their shocking championship campaign, while Nice was holding onto the final Champions League qualification spot. Radamel Falcao's 92nd-minute equalizer helped Monaco gain a point in Tuesday's 2-2 draw at the Stade Louis II.

Atletico Madrid

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

High flying Atletico Madrid meets Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal. Sevilla is having a rough time in the league, but they can rescue their season with a deep cup run.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

High flying Atletico Madrid meets Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal. Sevilla is having a rough time in the league, but they can rescue their season with a deep cup run.