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2011 Copa del Rey Final


2011 Copa del Rey Final

2011 Copa del Rey Final
Event 2010–11 Copa del Rey
After extra time
Date 20 April 2011
Venue Estadio Mestalla, Valencia
Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Attendance 55,000
Weather Mostly cloudy
16 °C (61 °F)[1]

The 2011 Copa del Rey final was the 107th final since its establishment. The match was a traditional 'El Clásico' rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid which took place on 20 April 2011 at the Estadio Mestalla, making it the sixth such Copa del Rey final (the last one was played also in Valencia on 5 April 1990), just four days after the two teams played each other in La Liga and seven days before they played each other in the UEFA Champions League first leg semi-final. Real Madrid lifted the trophy for the eighteenth time in their history with a 1–0 victory after extra time.[2][3]


  • Road to the final 1
  • Match 2
    • Match details 2.1
  • Aftermath 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Road to the final

Barcelona Round Real Madrid
Opponent Result Legs Opponent Result Legs
Ceuta 7–1 2–0 away; 5–1 home Round of 32 Murcia 5–1 0–0 away; 5–1 home
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 (ag) 0–0 home; 1–1 away Round of 16 Levante 8–2 8–0 home; 0–2 away
Real Betis 6–3 5–0 home; 1–3 away Quarter-finals Atlético Madrid 4–1 3–1 home; 1–0 away
Almería 8–0 5–0 home; 3–0 away Semi-finals Sevilla 3–0 1–0 away; 2–0 home


The match was scoreless after 90 minutes but there had been numerous scoring chances on both sides. Cristiano Ronaldo was credited with having three good chances in the first half, the last of which was kept out with a one-handed save by Barcelona goalkeeper Pinto.[3] Barcelona did not have a shot on target in the first half but in the second they dominated possession and Iniesta and Pedro both forced saves by Real Madrid goalkeeper Casillas.[4] The game was won in the first period of extra time by the game's only goal, a header from Cristiano Ronaldo from a cross from teammate Di María.[3]

The BBC gave credit to Real Madrid manager José Mourinho's defensive tactics for keeping Barcelona scoreless.[3] When Barcelona's Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, and Villa got the ball they were challenged by two Madrid players.[3] There were many fouls in the match, with the referee issuing eight yellow cards.[5] Real Madrid's Di María was sent off in the 120th minute after receiving his second booking.[6]

Match details

20 April 2011
21:30 CEST
Barcelona 0 – 1 (a.e.t.) Real Madrid
Report (Spanish) Ronaldo Goal 103'
Estadio Mestalla, Valencia
Attendance: 55,000[5]
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Navarre)
Real Madrid
GK 13 José Manuel Pinto
RB 2 Daniel Alves Substituted off 115'
CB 14 Javier Mascherano
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
LB 21 Adriano Booked 117'
DM 16 Sergio Busquets Substituted off 107'
CM 6 Xavi (c)
CM 8 Andrés Iniesta
RF 17 Pedro Rodríguez Booked 34'
CF 10 Lionel Messi Booked 65'
LF 7 David Villa Substituted off 104'
GK 1 Víctor Valdés
DF 5 Carles Puyol
DF 18 Gabriel Milito
DF 19 Maxwell Substituted in 115'
MF 15 Seydou Keita Substituted in 107'
MF 20 Ibrahim Afellay Substituted in 104'
MF 30 Thiago Alcântara
Pep Guardiola
Real Madrid:
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 17 Álvaro Arbeloa
CB 4 Sergio Ramos
CB 2 Ricardo Carvalho Substituted off 119'
LB 12 Marcelo
DM 3 Pepe Booked 26'
CM 14 Xabi Alonso Booked 60'
CM 24 Sami Khedira Substituted off 104'
RF 23 Mesut Özil Substituted off 69'
CF 7 Cristiano Ronaldo
LF 22 Ángel Di María Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 85', 118'
GK 25 Jerzy Dudek
DF 19 Ezequiel Garay Substituted in 119'
MF 8 Kaká
MF 11 Esteban Granero Substituted in 104'
FW 6 Emmanuel Adebayor Booked 73' Substituted in 69'
FW 9 Karim Benzema
FW 20 Gonzalo Higuaín
José Mourinho

Assistant referees:
Fermín Martínez Ibáñez (Navarre)
Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (Andalusia)
Fourth official:
Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (Cantabria)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Seven named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions
Copa del Rey
2010–11 winners
Real Madrid
18th title


Real Madrid players celebrated their victory that evening by riding a double-decker bus through Madrid where they were greeted by cheering crowds. While holding the trophy aloft, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos dropped the cup in front of the bus, where it was crushed.[7] Ramos later joked that he hadn't dropped the cup but that the cup jumped down to meet the fans.[8] The cup was replaced immediately with a spare version and placed in the Real Madrid museum.[7]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "El Real Madrid levantó la Copa del Rey en Mestalla" (in Spanish). Real Federación Española de Fútbol. 21 April 2011. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid". BBC Sport. 21 April 2011. Archived from the original on 21 April 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ronaldo's late goal gives Real Madrid win over Barcelona in Copa del Rey". The Guardian. 21 April 2011. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Madrid clinch Copa del Rey". Sky Sports. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Barcelona v Real Madrid – as it happened". 20 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Real Madrid replace crushed Copa del Rey crown following Sergio Ramos' howler". Mail Online. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sergio Ramos Drops Copa del Rey Under Moving Bus in Madrid". Slate. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

External links

  • El Real Madrid vuelve a reinar (Spanish), 21 April 2011
  • Final Copa del Rey | Barcelona 0 - Real Madrid 1 (Spanish), 21 April 2011
  • Real Madrid 1 Barcelona 0; aet: match report The Telegraph, 20 April 2011
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