Copa del Rey The Whites have been four years in a row without breaking the quarter-final barrier
TOThe time that the Real Madrid has made the Champions your fetish tournament, the Copa del Rey has become with the passing of the years your biggest nightmare. Outperformed in the palmars cupper by Bara (30) and Athletic (23), the tournament of K.O. has lately become a source of displeasure for the Real Madrid team.
Real Madrid has four years consecutive without even entering the semifinals of the tournament, taking in the months of January a good displeasure that, it is true, in May has been forgotten with the Champions. This year, however, the message from the club is to fight for the Copa del Rey until the last consequences, trying to forget four seasons of disappointments and more than painful defeats. Nor do they hide in the dressing room that the Cup is now the easiest and shortest way to a title and they will be thrown for it.
Since Gareth Bale leave behind Marc Bartra in that final of Mestalla in 2014, whites do not reap anything but stumbles and misfortunes in the Cup. 2014-2015, was the Attic the one that kicked the Ancelotti team of the tournament, in the round of eighths. After falling 2-0 in the first leg, especially painful was the return, with a double of one Fernando Torres who had just returned to the rojiblanco team.
But worse than falling to the Atletico was what happened the following season, with Bentez on the bench. The Madrid did not go of sixteenths because of the misalignment of Cheryshev. The whites did not dispute the return of that round and said adis to the Cup with blush. Then it will arrive Zidane to win the Undcima and save a season that was really bad.
In the 16-17, Madrid signed a doublet of League and Champions, but it failed again in the Copa del Rey. He fell in the quarterfinals before the Celtic, after losing 2-1 at Bernabu and drawing two at Balados, in a game in which misfortune took place with a Madrid full of casualties.
Last year, he again fell on the quarter-final wall. And with blush, in the worst defeat of Real Madrid de Zidane. The Legans remont in the Bernabu the 0-1 of the return and returned to leave to the white equipment without semifinals and with Zizou to the edge of the same one. That night, "the hardest" of the French in Madrid, as he himself recognized, began to finish the cycle of the francs in the white team.
The threat this season is the Girona, a wolf with corder skinor. The Catalan team comes from eliminating the Attico and is signing a more than remarkable season, with Stuani in the fight for Pichichi in LaLiga and with a style of play, that of Eusebio, who has done nothing but awaken the praise of all his rivals.
In the Bernabu, of course, Girona is not seen as an expert in sweet, but quite the opposite. The fact that the return is in Motilivi invites even more the white team to take the duel tonight as a final. Except Carvajal, to rest, Solari put today in the list of summoned to the best that has, with Kroos and Llorente included