Real Madrid was able to beat hometown rivals Atletico Madrid in its most recent matchup for the Copa del Rey. This means Madrid is set to face its familiar foe FC Barcelona for the final. Madrid has a lot to show for itself as it has played several great matches on its way to the final. It continues to show other clubs what it means to be a great club.
Madrid was even able to set a spectacular record during its run. It is the first club to make it to the final without conceding a single goal. The point of this tournament is to put Spain’s top clubs against each other. Madrid had eight games with four clubs and did not allow a single goal. This is an amazing accomplishment.
La Liga‘s other powerhouse club could not do the same. It only had four goals scored against it, but it was by three different clubs. It lacked in defense but was very powerful in offense. It scored almost twice as many goals as Madrid, but still Madrid was able to win as many matches as Barcelona.
Iker Casillas is to thank for Madrid’s clean sheets. Not only he is its captain, but he is arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He did a great job during Madrid’s run, but now he has his work cut out for him. Barcelona may be a hard club to keep goals away from as it has a strong offensive side lead by striker Leo Messi.
Madrid will face Barcelona on April 18 for the Copa del Rey final.