Real Madrid clinches historic Copa del Rey title with thrilling 2-1 victory over Osasuna

Real Madrid have won the Copa del Rey after beating Osasuna 2-1 in the final. Rodrygo Goes scored both goals for Real Madrid in the second and 14th minute, respectively. The latter was set up by Vinicius Junior, who was named the MVP of the final. Lucas Torro equalised for Osasuna in the 49th minute, but Real Madrid’s quality eventually showed and they secured the win.

The victory was Real Madrid’s 20th Copa del Rey in history and their third trophy of the season. Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has now won every trophy available in the two years since he returned for his second spell at the club. The victory also provides Ancelotti with a successful end to the season after Real Madrid missed out on the La Liga title to Barcelona. Real Madrid will now face Manchester City in the Champions League semifinals starting next week.

Osasuna played their part in only their second Copa del Rey final in their history, with their previous appearance ending in a defeat against Real Betis in 2005. Their coach, Jagoba Arrasate, has done an excellent job in leading the club to the top half of La Liga regularly.

Osasuna’s route to the final was impressive, beating holders Real Betis on penalties in the round of 16, beating Sevilla 2-1 after extra time in the quarters, and beating Athletic Club after extra time in the semis. Despite going behind within two minutes, Osasuna did not crumble and briefly found a way back into the game before Real Madrid’s quality took over.

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