H10 years ago, a April 20th, the Real Madrid by Jose Mourinho took over the second round of the Classics carousel that confronted them before him Barcelona that Pep directed Guardiola. The whites, with a Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in extra time, they raised the Copa del Rey in Mestalla a week before seeing each other again in the Champions semi-finals.
Now, a decade later, we review in BRAND what happened to that template that the Portuguese coach and Real Madrid will never forget.
Nine who have already hung up their boots
Active and without equipment
They are still in Spain
Outside of Spanish football
Only three footballers from the current Real Madrid squad won that title in Valencia. Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Benzema, the three starters in the final, are these ‘survivors’.
The Frenchman scored 5 goals in that edition of the KO tournament, one of them key against Sevilla in the first leg of the semifinals at Sánchez Pizjuán. The camero was right back that 2010-11, and the usual centrals were Pepe and Carvalho.