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Real Madrid v Barcelona In Copa del Rey Final

El Clásico is coming to the Copa del Rey as Barcelona will meet Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final for the first time in 21 years. The last time they met was in 1990 and Barcelona won 2-0. Jose Mourinho will be hoping that history does not repeat itself! This years final will come four days after the two sides meet in the Spanish league. Buy Copa del Rey Final Tickets

Madrid reach the final by beating Sevilla 2-0 for a 3-0 aggregate win, while Barcelona defeated Almeria 3-0 to complete an 8-0 aggregate victory.

Mesut Oezil scored in the 82nd minute for Madrid with a cool finish before Emmanuel Adebayor hit his first goal for the 17-time Copa champions, who are through to a record 37th final and first since 2004.

Madrid created better opportunities than Sevilla, with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo guilty of failing to convert clear chances in the first half. Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo had a goal disallowed for a dubious offside call before halftime.

Benzema shot wide of an empty goal after Angel Di Maria’s attempt had come off the post in the fifth minute, while Varas denied Ronaldo point-blank in the 31st.

Varas made a save from Di Maria from the edge of the box in the 68th, and Brazil striker Luis Fabiano was then brought on as Sevilla went forward in search of an equalizer. But Madrid exploited the open space, Xabi Alonso and Benzema coming close before Oezil provided the breakthrough.

At Juegos Mediterraneos stadium, a second string Barcelona team had no problems beating Almeria. Adriano scored Barca’s first as he went past past two defenders into the area to beat goalkeeper Esteban Suarez with a low shot for Barcelona’s 35th-minute opener.

A diving Suarez barely got his fingertips to Thiago’s header in the 56th as the Barcelona reserve-team player exquisitely turned Daniel Alves’ short cross home to double the lead.

Ibrahim Affelay unleashed a fierce shot past Suarez in the 76th for his first goal for the Spanish champions, who have outscored Almeria 16-0 in three games played this season. Buy Copa del Rey Final Tickets