Real Madrid won their twentieth Copa del Rey on May 6, 2023 after beating Osasuna in the final at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville (2-1). Rodrygo opened the scoring in the 2nd minute after a great play by Vini Jr. Lucas Torró levelled the score in the 58', but twelve minutes later, Rodrygo clinched the victory by scoring his second of the game.
The Cup was Real Madrid's third title of the season, following the Club World Cup and the European Super Cup wins.
The road to the final
On the road to the Copa del Rey final, our first opponent was Cacereño. The side from Extremadura put up a fight at their home stadium, but Rodrygo, scored an outstanding goal to send them through to the next round (0-1). In the round of 16, we met Villarreal away from home. Going into half-time 2-0 down, Real Madrid turned the game around in the second half thanks to goals from Militão, Vini Jr. and Ceballos.
Two more important knockout rounds followed. Atlético de Madrid took the lead at the Santiago Bernabéu in the quarterfinals, but Madrid once again came from behind with goals from Rodrygo, Benzema and Vini Jr. (3-1). The Clásico semifinal first leg took place at the Bernabéu, where Barcelona won the first leg (0-1). Vini Jr. then levelled the tie at the Camp Nou before the break and Benzema rounded off one of the great nights of the season with a hat-trick to guide his side to the final in Seville (0-4).
Rodrygo: "It was very special".
Rodrygo was named MVP of the final thanks to his brace. The Brazilian was delighted to win the Cup, having now won every title possible with Real Madrid: "It was my first Cup and it was very special, the atmosphere was amazing from the moment we came out to warm up". "Every time you win a trophy you're always happy. The Copa del Rey has been very competitive", explained president Florentino Pérez after the victory at La Cartuja.
Video.The goals in the Copa del Rey
Kroos and Courtois shared with the media their delight at winning the only trophy they didn't have in their trophy cabinet: "It was very important for me because I wanted to win everything with Madrid", said the German. The goalkeeper said: "We've got to be very proud that we won because the path this year was very difficult". The twentieth Copa del Rey was also a very special trophy for Benzema. The Frenchman enhanced his status as a legend by winning his 25th title, bringing him level with Marcelo as the Real Madrid player with the most trophies in the club's history.
The squad brought the Cup to the Bernabéu
Ahead of the LaLiga matchweek 34 match against Getafe, our team shared the trophy won at the La Cartuja stadium with the fans. The players from the visiting team formed a guard of honour on the pitch of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to welcome the champions.