World Football

Real Madrid and Osasuna’s route to Copa del Rey Final 2023

Aryan Chadha

May 6 2023
Real Madrid and Osasuna’s route to Copa del Rey Final 2023

The final will take place in Seville on Saturday, May 6

Real Madrid faces Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final in Seville on Saturday, May 6. After a dismal season in LaLiga, Carlo Ancelotti’s team will be trying to win some silverware. Osasuna will be motivated to win their first major cup. The small Pamplona club has been waiting for this moment for a long time and will be motivated to perform well in their second Copa del Rey final. Let’s take a moment and give a look at the long tough journey of these Spanish teams in the Copa del Rey 2023.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid is in the final of the Copa del Rey, and they got there by beating some of Spain’s best teams. To get to the final, the Whites had to beat Cacereo, Villarreal, Atlético Madrid, and Barcelona.

Their journey started with a game against Cacereo. Rodrygo’s amazing skill helped the team win 1-0 and move on to the next round. In the round of 16, they played Villarreal away and were down 2-0 at halftime. Milito, Vini Jr., and Ceballos scored goals in the second half to help them come back and win 3-2.

Real Madrid played Atlético Madrid in the quarterfinals, and Atlético took the lead at the Santiago Bernabéu. But Madrid came back again, and goals from Rodrygo, Benzema, and Vini Jr. helped them win 3-1 in extra time and move on to the semifinals.

The first half of the Clásico semifinal took place at the Bernabéu, where Barcelona won 1-0. But in the second game, at Camp Nou, Real Madrid played one of their best games of the season. At the end of the first half, Vini Jr. tied the game, and Benzema finished off a great night by scoring three goals to send his team to the final in Seville.

Now, Real Madrid is playing Osasuna in the final of the Copa del Rey. They hope to win their third title of the season and their 20th Copa in the club’s history. It will be a very exciting game, and Ancelotti’s players will be trying to keep winning and become champions again.

CA Osasuna

Osasuna has had to work hard to get to the final of the Copa del Rey. They have had to beat a lot of tough teams and problems along the way. The team from Pamplona had to go through five rounds to get to the final. In the first round, they had to play CD Fuentes on the road.

In the first round, Osasuna played CD Fuentes, a team that wasn’t too hard to beat and won 4-1 away from home with goals from Brasanac, Nacho Vidal, and two for Kike. The tourists won easily, and the game set the tone for the rest of their cup run.

Their second-round game against CD Arnedo was also on the road, and Osasuna won again, this time by a score of 3-1. Another easy win for the guests, who were getting more and more confident with each game with Kike again scoring a brace and Garcia getting on the scoresheet.

In the third round, Osasuna had to play Gimnàstic away from home. This was a tougher match for the club. Kike was found on the scoresheet for the third consecutive time in this competition but Fernandez scored the equalizer, the game went into extra time as Gimanstic’s Montes scored an own goal in the extra time, as Osasuna won, 2-1, and moved on to the next round.

In the Round of 16, Osasuna played away against Real Betis. After 120 minutes of hard-fought football, Osasuna won the game in a spot shootout by a score of 4 to 6. The visitors kept their cool during the shootout.

Osasuna played Sevilla FC at home in the Quarter-Finals. It was another tough test for the club. The game went into extra time, but Osasuna won by a score of 2-1 and moved on to the next round.

In the Semi-Finals, Osasuna played Athletic Bilbao. The first game of the match was at Osasuna’s home field. The first leg was close, but Osasuna won by a score of 1-0 as Ezzalzouli scored for the Osasuna in the 47th minute. This gives them a slight edge going into the second game.

The second leg was a tight game as Inaki Williams scored for the Athletic to take the game into extra time but Ibanez scored the equalizer in the 116th minute for the Osasuna which ended the game in a 1-1 tie after extra time. But Osasuna’s win in the first game was the deciding factor, and they beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 overall to make it to the final.

Now, Osasuna will play Real Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey, looking to win their first big trophy in Spain’s top football tournament. It should be a very exciting game, and Osasuna will be trying to pull off another surprise and win.

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