Casemiro against Athletic for the Copa del Rey


Real Madrid, almost a decade without 'raising its head' in the Cup

Published:4/02/2022 - 08:20h

Updated:4/02/2022 - 12:02h

Real Madrid fell in San Mamés against Athletic Bilbao for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. With this defeat, it's been eight years in which he hasn't been able to lift the trophy.

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The Real Madrid to gone back to remain out of the Glass of Rey. With this defeat, already are eight years been still in those that the white group does not attain not even arrive to the final of the championship. To the whites has them huído the title from that victory in the season 2013/14 in Mestalla in front of the Barça of Gerardo 'Tata' Martino, casually also under the control of Carlo Ancelotti.

For the campaign 2014/15, the merengues fell a phase before that in this season, in eighth in front of the Athletic of Madrid, when the eliminatory still was to double party. A year later, occurred a situation bochornosa that remained marked in the history of the club: they were deleted in front of the Cádiz by undue alignment. Rafa Benitez was the technician in that then and put in the field to Denís Chéryshev, that was sanctioned.

In 2017, under the tutela of Zinedine Zidane in quarter-finals, had to the Celtic like hangman in Santiago Bernabéu and in Balaídos could not happen of the tie. A year later, was taken down by the Leganés. In the 2018/19 remained went in semifinals to hands of the FC Barcelona, the rival maximum, for afterwards measure in front of the Real Sociedad to only party in the chambers of the season 2019/20, where would go back to fall again home (3-4).

Already with the pandemia in full vigour, the madridistas would suffer one of the most painful defeats when falling in front of the Alcoyano in dieciseisavos of final. Finally, this Thursday went back to suceder: the Athletic Bilbao surpassed (1-0) to the White House and denied them the opportunity to claim his situation with a title that has evaded them by almost a decade. It gives the circumstance that from 2014, when it raised his last Glass, the Barça has played six finals and has won five.

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After some exciting quarter-finals, the four teams that will struggle by a place in the final are on the mass. Valencia, Real Betis, Ray Vallecano and Athletic Bilbao will be present in the draw to define the crosses of the semifinals, that will make this Friday from the 15.10 hours in the City of the Football of Brush them.

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