Real Madrid clinched another silverware last night when they thumped CA Osasuna in the final clash of Copa Del Rey, with Brazilian wonderkid Rodrygo netting the brace, adding another feather to Ancelotti’s cap. Real had started their scoring spree within two minutes when Rodrygo hit the back of the net from compatriot Vinicius’s assist.
Real Madrid wins Copa Del Rey for the 20th time
Real Madrid has a knack of turning things around unexpectedly. They were not even in contention to qualify for the finals after trailing 0-1 at home to Barcelona. But, cometh the hour, cometh the man as Benzema netted a hattrick to seal the tie for the “Los Blancos” which led them to the finals.
As a result, they faced Osasuna last night in a comparatively easier match but since football never ceases to amaze us, anything could have been possible when Osasuna scored the equalizer.
Stronger and dominant from the start
As the starting whistle went off, it was all Real Madrid as Osasuna could barely manage to penetrate the Real defense. Ancelotti fielded his best eleven and went with the traditional 4-3-3 formation, having a formidable back four of Alaba, Militao and flanked by Camavinga and Carvajal. Although the midfield missed the seasoned Luka Modric who was later subbed on, it had boasted of Kroos, Valverde and another French prodigy Tchouameni. Among all of that, what scared the opponent supporters were the front three which comprised Benzema on the middle, accompanied by two of football’s brightest talents coming from a prodigy powerhouse country, Brazil , Rodrygo and Vinicius.
Osasuna went with a sole striker up front in the form of Ante Budimir, going in a formation of 4-2-3-1. Barca loanee Ez Abde was behind him, in the attacking midfield trio boasting of Oroz and Pena.
Real had 59 percent possession, mostly keeping hold of the ball and barely giving any chances to their opponents.
Ahead in the second minute
It took two minutes for Real to break their shackles as a Vini Junior assist from the left side allowed Rodrygo to barge in the Osasuna defense and smash the shot past Osasuna goalie Herrera. The score line was fairly competitive with Madrid leading in the first half.
But, as soon as the second half started, Osasuna got a grip of the game and shortly after. they equalized with the help of Lucas Torro, who kept the heads of Osasuna supporters high. However, as expected, it was Rodrygo who became the hero again who scored the winner, with twenty minutes still left on the clock. As a result, he was adjudged the hero of the match.
Camavinga, winner at 20
France has always produced some wonders in the field of football. They select a talent and brush that player up, so that they can go on to play for big clubs and achieve every accolade possible. Be it Mbappe, or Camavinga. The French and Real Madrid midfielder who served as a capable left-back last night has won it all.
Stern schedule ahead for Real
Real face familiar foes Manchester City in their next match in the UEFA Champions league crunch tie with Pep’s team ready to avenge the defeta from last year, where one of the most dramatic comebacks saw Real thump 4 goals past City in the dying minutes of the game, eventually proceeding to become the European champions.