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NEWS | 13/04/2014 | Javier GarcíaSo far the teams have three victories each, the latest going to the Whites.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have gone face-to-face in the final of the Copa del Rey on six occasions. Each team has won three, so this year's game at the Mestalla will be a tiebreaker. The most recent final was very memorable for all Madrid supporters. It was three seasons ago, when the Whites claimed the title through a spectacular header from Cristiano Ronaldo in extra time.
The first final between the two teams took place in 1936. Real Madrid clinched the title with a 2-1 victory in Valencia. The Whites' goals were scored by Eugenio and Lecue. After a narrow Barcelona victory (0-1) in the 1968 final, Madrid once again claimed the title in 1974. On that occasion, Santillana, Rubiñán, Aguilar and Pirri scored to earn their team a convincing 4-0 win. The Catalans won 2-1 and 2-0 in the 1983 and 1990 finals, before the famous Whites victory in 2011.