SEVILLE: Rodrygo Is going fired Actual Madrid to Copa del Rey glory with a scientific double in a 2-1 victory over Osasuna in Seville on Saturday. Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid earned their twentieth Spanish Cup of their fortieth ultimate, finishing a nine-year wait to raise the trophy once more. Osasuna, who’ve by no means gained a big trophy, fought neatly however in the long run fell quick in opposition to the reigning Spanish and Ecu champions, who face Manchester Town on Tuesday within the Champions League semi-finals.
“I’m actually glad, we have been speaking about this within the week, that it was once a very long time since Madrid had gained this pageant,” Rodrygo advised Spanish tv broadcaster Los angeles 1. “I simply wanted this to finish (my set of trophies), it’s an excessively special occasion for me, with two objectives, I’m more than pleased.” At 22, Rodrygo has now gained each and every membership trophy imaginable with Madrid since he joined in 2019 from Santos. “I wish to stay profitable much more, to win this cup many extra occasions,” he added. “It’s the primary, and the ambience is particular, it’s an excessively special occasion for me.”
Ancelotti left midfielder Luka Modric at the bench after damage, whilst Jagoba Arrasate deployed midfielder Jon Moncayola at right-back to take a look at and forestall Madrid winger Vinicius Junior. It didn’t paintings. Vinicius broke in down the left in the second one minute and his unhealthy cut-back was once overlooked by way of Fede Valverde however slammed house by way of Rodrygo. The Brazilian, in glowing shape, scored the earliest Copa del Rey ultimate function since 2006 — a yr after Osasuna completed runners-up to Actual Betis.
Karim Benzema will have to have doubled Madrid’s lead however Sergio Herrera stored brilliantly to disclaim the ahead after any other lightning Vinicius wreck. Osasuna earned a foothold within the recreation and got here inches from equalising when on mortgage Barcelona winger Ez Abde broke via on function. The ahead capitalised on an Eder Militao error and, one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois, lofted the ball over the Belgian goalkeeper, however Dani Carvajal cleared off the road.
Vinicius in wars
Madrid persisted to push for his or her 2nd function — David Alaba struck the crossbar with a loose kick and Vinicius went down within the field underneath force from Osasuna defender David Garcia. His appeals have been waved away and Vinicius clashed with Garcia, who attended the 2005 ultimate as a formative years supporter, who ruffled his hair to bother him additional. Vinicius was once booked simply prior to half-time for complaining, and exchanged heated phrases with Osasuna replace Chimy Avila because the gamers walked in at half-time, with Lucas Vazquez wading in to forestall the argument. Torro drilled Osasuna degree from the threshold of the field when Abde’s deflected pass fell into his trail.
The membership’s passionate supporters celebrated wildly, together with letting off a flare which had to be extinguished, and one fan was once taken away on a stretcher, even though he gave the look to be smiling. Osasuna’s pleasure didn’t remaining lengthy even though, with Vinicius making any other unhealthy burst in down the left. The ahead fed Toni Kroos, whose shot was once blocked, however Rodrygo was once in the best position on the correct time to complete with aplomb and put Madrid’s title at the trophy.