The night of Saturday 6 May 2023 promises to be unforgettable in Spanish football. The stadium will witness a thrilling final of the Copa del Rey..
and between Real Madrid and Club Atlético Osasuna. Two teams that have proven to be the best in the tournament and promise a vibrant and hard-fought final.
The road to the final
Real Madrid reach the final after an emphatic 4-0 win over FC Barcelona in the semi-finals. Barcelona in the semi-finals. The white team has shown a high level of play throughout the the competition, with outstanding performances against Atlético Madrid (3-1), Villarreal (3-1) and Atlético Madrid (3-1), Villarreal (3-2) and Ceuta (5-0). The Merengues are fifth in the table with 12 points from 5 games, with a record of 4 wins, 0 draws and a 4 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat, scoring 11 goals for and 4 against. against.
On the other hand, CA Osasuna have surprised everyone with their exceptional performance in the Copa Rey. performance in the Copa del Rey. The team from Navarre eliminated Athletic Club Bilbao in the semi-final the semi-finals in a very even match that ended 1-1. In addition, Osasuna beat Sevilla FC Sevilla FC (2-1) and Athletic Club Bilbao (1-0) in the quarter-finals and round of 16, respectively. of the final, respectively. The red-and-red team leads the table with 17 points from 7 games, with a total of 5 wins. matches, with a total of 5 wins, 2 draws and no defeats, having scored 15 goals and conceded only 7. 15 goals and conceding only 7.
The keys to the final
The final of the Copa del Rey 2023 is set to be a clash of contrasts. On the one hand, Real Madrid, a European giant with 14 UEFA Champions League titles to its name and a great tradition in the Copa Rey. League titles and a great tradition in the Copa del Rey. On the other, CA Osasuna Osasuna, a humble team, but with a great grit and that has proven to have the quality and commitment to reach this quality and commitment to reach this decisive stage.
Real Madrid will be looking to impose their attacking play and their greater experience in this type of match. type of match. They have a star-studded and technically gifted squad, which allows them to play attractive and effective football. technical quality, which allows them to play attractive and effective football. Defensive solidity and speed in transitions will be key for the Merengue team to be able to the Merengue side to be able to hurt the Navarrese team.
For their part, CA Osasuna will be looking to take advantage of their good form and the motivation motivation that comes with facing an opponent of the stature of Real Madrid. The will have to keep their concentration in defence and make the most of the opportunities they opportunities in attack. High pressing and intensity in the recovery of the ball high pressing and intensity in recovering the ball will be fundamental aspects for Osasuna to be able to surprise the white team.