22-year-old striker Rodrygo shines with a brace to help Real beat Osasuna 2-1 in the King’s Cup final.
This result helped Carlo Ancelotti win his 25th career title. He won one Serie A, one Italian Cup, one Italian Super Cup, two Champions Leagues, two European Super Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup with Milan.
At Chelsea, the Italian coach won three titles, including the English Premier League, the FA Cup and the English Super Cup. Ancelotti won a Bundesliga and two German Super Cups with Bayern, and a Ligue 1 during his time with PSG.
During his first term as Real Madrid manager from 2013 to 2015, Ancelotti won the King’s Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. During his second term, he completed a collection of titles when he won the Spanish Super Cup, La Liga, Champions League, European Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup last season, and most recently the King’s Cup. Ancelotti also became the first coach to help Real win two King’s Cups, after the late Luis Molowny in 1974 and 1982.
On the field of La Cartuja yesterday, Real got off to a perfect start when they went ahead after 2 minutes. Vinicius described the conflict on the left wing and then put the ball in for Rodrygo to kick the left foot one touch to beat goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.
After just 1 minute 47 seconds, Rodrygo scored the earliest goal in the King’s Cup final, since Raul Tamudo opened the scoring for Espanyol after a minute against Real Zaragoza in 2006. Also, with 22 years and 117 days, money The Brazilian striker also became the youngest player to score for Real in the final of the King’s Cup in the 21st century.
Meanwhile, Vinicius reached 19 assists in all competitions, equal to Lionel Messi and only inferior to Kevin De Bruyne. 24), counting players from Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Then, Real squandered the opportunity when striker Karim Benzema missed at least two empty shots in the penalty area and David Alaba hit the free-kick. The royal team paid the price in the 58th minute, when Lucas Torro shone with a volley from outside the box that sent the ball into the corner, out of the reach of Thibaut Courtois.
As a result, Torro became the first player to score from outside the box in the final against Real, since Gaku Shibasaki at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, and the first to do so in the King’s Cup final. since Diego Costa in 2013.
Real showed bravery when maintaining the pressure of the remaining time and found the decisive goal in the 70th minute. Toni Kroos hit the defender Osasuna to change direction, to the right position of Rodrygo for him to kick the corner to determine the battle. won 2-1. Rodrygo became the first Real player to score a brace in a Copa del Rey final since Juan Gomez and Juanito against Real Castilla in 1980.
Victory over Osasuna helped Real win the King’s Cup for the first time in 9 years, and at the same time reach the milestone of 20 times winning this tournament. Ancelotti’s teachers and students also ran perfect for the semi-final first leg of the Champions League against Man City on May 9.
Real: Courtois, Alaba, Militao, Camavinga, Carvajal, Tchouameni (Rudiger 69), Kroos (Modric 82), Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius, Rodrygo (Asensio 89).
Osasuna: Herrera, Garcia, Hernandez, Cruz, Pena (Garcia 75), Torro (Garcia 86), Oroz, Moncayola, Budimir (Avila 70), Ezzalzouli (Barja 75), Gomez (Ibanez 86).