Register Login Scores


Bale: We Deserve To Be In The Final

Real Madrid’s record signing, Gareth Bale, says his side deserves to be in the Copa del Rey final, and believes the Los Blancos have improved their defense a lot.

The 2-0 against city rivals, Atletico Madrid, in the second leg of the Spanish Cup semi-final continued Real’s unbeaten run to 24 games, and goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has extended his personal record to 862 minutes without conceding a goal.

Bale played the full 90 minutes in the match and was fouled before the second penalty, which was then converted by Cristiano Ronaldo – his second in the game.

"We deserve to be in the Copa del Rey final, we played a great match and we’re doing well,” Bale said after the match.

"We played a great match. We did very well in the tie overall and deserve to be in the cup final.

"We are doing very well in attack, but we have improved a lot in defence. We are playing very well.

“It is great to see that what we work on in training comes off when we use it in matches and gets us the results."

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was satisfied with his side’s performance over both matches in the intense tie, and praised yet another clean sheet by his team.

"The advantage that we got in the first match was crucial, we also scored very soon tonight, which almost settled things," the Real boss said.

“I think that we have played well in all of our cup matches, and kept clean sheets, and that is very good. Now we’re through to the final, which is important".

The Italian then confirmed that it was important for the team to reach this year’s Copa del Rey final, even though it’s their least important competition.

“We are trying to win all of the competitions that we are in," Ancelotti added.

“This is the least important one in our plan because we have La Liga and the Champions League to play for too, but reaching a final is always a good thing for the team."

Real Madrid have progressed to their 39th Copa del Rey final, but they have lost more than half them (20).

Can they take the Spanish Cup home this year? Have your say in the comment section below.

Bale Praises Team After Taking Top Spot

Ancelotti Hails Best Real Performance

Ancelotti: Real Need To Forget About Lead


Top 5

Are Pirates On Downs’ Level? Ncikazi Answers…

72 Nov 29, 2021 01:08 PM in Orlando Pirates

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

The 12 Coaching Changes So Far This Season...

1 Nov 29, 2021 04:04 PM in PSL

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Warning From Baxter On Chiefs Front Three

39 Nov 30, 2021 10:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Dr President – Inside Mkhize’s Glamourous Graduation Celebrations

9 Nov 29, 2021 10:42 AM in The Best Of The Rest

Best Friends! Hotto & His Wife’s Cutest Looks Together

4 Nov 29, 2021 02:58 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Maluleka & 4 Others Struggling For Action At Sundowns

55 Nov 30, 2021 05:01 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Ghana Move On From Penalty Drama?

21 Dec 01, 2021 01:29 PM in African Football

21 Goals, 8 Scorers: How Downs Are Getting It Done

20 Nov 29, 2021 11:47 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Swallows Confirm Plan B After Truter Exit

8 Nov 30, 2021 06:58 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Khanye: Sometimes I Feel Sad For Billiat & Dolly

44 Nov 29, 2021 11:45 AM in Kaizer Chiefs