An outstanding display of Barça teamwork was met three minutes later by a golazo free kick by Theo in the first half of today’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alavés.
Well I’ll be. Of course it was obvious that Real Madrid broke the rules by starting a suspended player in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match. And of course the club’s justifications for why they shouldn’t be punished were bullshit. But it was still hard to envision that the capital club would actually suffer their just…
Today, Real Madrid played the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Cádiz. Real won 3-1, thanks in part to a goal from Denis Cheryshev. Unfortunately, Cheryshev’s presence on the pitch is also why they’re probably going to be knocked out of the competition.
Who cares that he didn’t mean to do this. Holy smokes, this is some goal. Here’s video:
The undisputed highlight of the weekend is Lionel Messi’s brilliant goal to open the scoring against Athletic Bibao in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final. We brought you the play as called by ESPN Deportes; here’s a YouTube user who has collected 16 different worldwide commentaries to the play, perhaps the most memorable…
Messi is unstoppable. There’s really no other words for this feat that put Barça up 1-0 on Athletic Bilbao in today’s Copa Del Rey final.
Jeez, we get it guys, you three Barcelona forwards can score whenever you want. But how many times this season have we seen the ball go from Suárez to Messi to the Twilight Zone to Neymar and into the net? Maybe switch it up once or twice. You know, for our sake.
Non-stop action from kickoff, an opening-minute goal from the all-of-the-sudden rejuvenated Fernando Torres, a dubious penalty call, two more incidents that could've easily led to pens, and five total goals made for a bonkers first half in today's Atlético Madrid-Barcelona Copa del Rey match. Then Gabi got himself…
Okay, this is really, really weird.
It looks like the air in the Basque mountains has done David Moyes a world of good. No longer the grumpy looking human wrinkle he was for much of his time with Manchester United, Moyes has performed pretty much exactly as hoped with Real Sociedad. Today he even had some goodnatured fun after getting booted from…
The final el clásico of the year. A one-off match for the Copa del Rey trophy. A trophy-starved Barça's last legitimate shot for silverware. Star man Cristiano Ronaldo out with an injury. And in the middle of all this, newcomer Gareth Bale decided he'd just outrun everyone.
Some Atlético Madrid fan did all the Cristiano Ronaldo haters a favor today by pinging a lighter off the eminently hateable star's head. Even your teammates are laughing at you, Ronaldo!
How...? So he... but then... huh? Jesus Christ, that was terrible.
Barcelona star Neymar has been forced off the pitch after suffering a first-half injury in today's Copa del Rey match against Getafe that looks really, really bad.
Like, there's bend, and then there's the wicked English Eliseu puts on this ball. The thing just decides to go completely sideways at the last moment.
Atlético Madrid pulled off a shocker in winning Spain's Copa del Rey trophy today, upsetting favored Real Madrid in extra time and winning the national competition for the first time since 1996. They did this amidst a wild scene at Santiago Bernabéu that featured 15 bookings, a fight, and players being attacked by…
Would Messi ever pull a trick like this? (Ronaldo escaped a booking.)