Real Madrid 2-1 Osasuna: summary, score, goals, highlights, Copa del Rey final
Real Madrid - Osasuna: as it happened
Rodrygo struck twice as Real Madrid beat Osasuna 2-1 on Saturday to win their 20th Copa del Rey title and first since 2014.
Los Blancos were ahead within 107 seconds as Rodrygo scored the second quickest goal in Copa history as he was alert to drill home from inside the Osasuna box despite the best efforts from Sergio Herrera following fine build-up play from Vini Jr who was a constant thorn in Osasuna's side, especially in the first half.
Madrid dominated the first half and could have had a bigger margin as Alaba struck the bar with a ferocious direct free kick and both Benzema and Vinicius went close for Los Blancos. The only chance for Los Rojillos in the half fell to Abde who saw his lob cleared off the line by an industrious Dani Carvajal.
Osasuna came out the stronger side in the second half and saw their domination rewarded when Lucas Torro equalised 13 minutes after the break with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area.
The tie, once again switched Real Madrid's way as they pressed with Rodrygo bagging the winner in the 70th minute, tapping in a loose ball inside the box after a Toni Kroos shot was deflected off a defender as Osasuna struggled to clear the ball.
As the clock ticked down, the side from Navarra threw everything at the Madrid goal looking for the equaliser that would have forced extra time but it wasn't to be.
Madrid held firm and secured their 20th Copa win as they look forward to a big Bernabeu night on Tuesday as they face Man City.
More good news for Ancelotti's men was the reappearance of Luka Modric with the Croatian player in action for 15 minutes and looking free of any discomfort following his recent hamstring issues.
Rodrygo voted man of the match
The Brazilian was the hero for Real Madrid with his two goals tonight and was voted as the MVP of the 2022-23 Copa del Rey final,
So, that is Copa del Rey number 20 for Real Madrid as the team lift the cup along with coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Queen's 'We are the Champions' now rings out as the white clad fans celebrate.
Medal presentation time as Osasuna make their way to the Vip sector of the Estadio de la Cartuja to pick up their losers medals.
Benzema now makes his way up to the 'paclo' where he will be presented with the famous trophy.
Real Madrid will celebrate their third major title of the season tonight but need to turn their thoughts quickly to Tuesday's Champions League semi-final clash as they face Manchester City at home in the Champions League.
As Madrid celebrate, Osasuna manager Arrasate is in tears as he shows his appreciation to the thousands of Rojillo fans in the South Stand at the Estadio del la Cartuja.
Heartbreak for Osasuna who battled all the way and were the better side for much of the second half.
It's all over in Seville and Real Madrid win the 2022-23 Copa del Rey final
We're in the final minute of the five added on.
Ibañez as he fouls free flowing Vini Jr.
Decent chance for Osasuna as Kike almost latches onto the ball but Carvajal is on hand to distract the Rojillo striker.
Vini Jr is through on goal and looks for Benzema when he could have gone solo.
Herrera pounces and the move breaks down.
Valverde carded as we'll have five minutes of additioanl time.
Rodrygo makes way for Asensio
Two minutes plus stoppage time remain.
Torro and Moi Gomez make way for Kike and Ibañez
Rodrygo finds Rudiger who heads over...
It's the Real Madrid fans who are making all the noise now as they sense Copa glory is just a matter of a few minutes away.
Barja carded for complaining.
Madrid sitting that bit deeper now and it's Osasuna with the initiative.
Modric on and Kroos makes way for the Croatian
Less than ten remain ... Madrid hold firm.
Modric set to make an appearance.
Osasuna pressing now as the clock ticks down.
A series of corners for Los Rojillos but they come to nothing.
Less than 15' remain in Seville and as things stand it will be Copa del Rey #20 for Real Madrid as Alaba almost finds the target ...
Changes for Osasuna
Abde and Peña make way for Ruben Garcia and Kike Barja
First card of the second half is awarded to Camavinga
Osasuna make a mess in trying to get rid of the ball and the ball is deflected and falls to Rodrygo and a cool finish puts Madrid back in front.
Rudiger on for Tchouameni
Chimy on for Budimir
Substitutes imminent for both teams.
Don't forget, a 1-1 scoreline at full time would take us to another thirty minutes of extra time.
Possession: RM 59-41 OSA (%)
Modric has been warming up for Madrid now and Ancelotti is far from happy with the start to the half from his team.
Osasuna caught napping as Benzema pulls the ball back and Valverde drives the ball into the ground and wide.
The Rojillo fans now making all the nise at La Cartuja.
The restart is briefly delayed after the Osasuna fans let off a series of flares that need to be extinguished before the game can commence.
Courtois was wrong sighted and could do nothing given the precision of the strike from Torro.
Osasuna have started the better side in this second half. Creating clear-cut chances is still their objective with just the Abde chance in the first half being defined as a goal scoring opportunity.
Osasuna's main threat is from the balls into the box looking for Budimir and his aerial dominance.
Good work from Rodrygo as he finds Benzema, the French stiker is outnumbered and feeds Vini Jr. who blazes over.
Camavinga feeds Benzema but the French striker gets under the ball and drives high and wide.
Carvajal pulls up and seems to have a knee concern.
The Spain defender seems to be okay to carry on and any knock or the like is of major concern to Madridistas with the UCL semi-final coming up next Tuesday.
Osasuna start the action as the second half is underway.
No changes at the break with Chimy Avila warming up and just a matter of time before the charismatic Argentine takes to the field.
The players emerge from the dressing room and interesting to see Carlo Ancelotti together with Vini Jr.
The second half is imminent as the Osasuna players too make their way to the pitch.
HT: Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna
Madrid have been well in control since Rodrygo fired in the opening goal after just 107 second of the 2022-23 final and by in large, the side from the capital have been troubled little by the men from Pamplona.
Abde looks like the main outlet of danger for Osasuna and we've seen little or nothing from Budimir who is the sole striker for Los Rojillos.
Four players on cards, two per team is a reflection of how the half ended with blood levels rising and the referee needing to impose his authority.
The whistle sounds in Seville and not a bad thing as the past five-ten minutes of the game have been pretty void of much football with fouls and frayed tempers overshadowing the game.
Still everything to play for despite the early Real Madrid goal.
Rodrygo is back on the pitch after getting seen to by the Madrid medics.
One minute of added time to be played.
Vinicius is now carded as the Brazilian's temper starts to fray.
Rodrygo is clipped and is on the floor and may need medical attention.
A hint of provocation from David Garcia as he rubs Vinicius' hair and the Brazilian reacts.
The referee, once again is forced to appeal for calm from both players.
Things getting a little tetchy now with niggly fouls forcing the match official to be right on top of things.
David Garcia and Militao pick up yellow cards.
Now Vini Jr goes close as he looks to curl the ball into the top corner but just clips over. Madrid pressing looking for a second now.
Free for Madrid and it's a long way out.
Alaba sizes it up and cracks the ball off the bar... what a hit from the Austrian.
Madrid on top in terms of possession too as we pass the 30 minute mark.
So, Benzema almost makes it 2-0 and then Abde almost draws Osasuna level.
It's a decent game we have unfolding on our hands in Seville.
Abde beaks into the box and clips the ball over Courtois but Carvajal is there to clear the ball from the Real Madrid goal line.
Sergio Herrera comes to Osasuna's rescue as he saves well from a Benzema shot that was destined fo the corner of the Rojillo net.
Despite a decent reaction to going behind early, Osasuna have yet to muster a clear-cut scoring chance.
Moncayola is not having a great night and is now carded for a foul on Vini Jr.
Valverde seems to push Moi Gomez before striking over from the edge of the box.
Rodrygo's second minute goal was the second quickest in Copa del Rey final history clocking in at 107 seconds and only bettered by Raul Tamudo firing home for Espanyol after 87 seconds in the 2006 final (vs Zaragoza).
Vini Jr. is giving Moncayola a torrid time and there was talk pre-game that Ruben Peña would be in charge of looking after the Brazilian but Vini looks well up for it tonight.
Osasuna have responded well and are just trying to slow the tempo of the game as the look to create danger through Abde.
Budimir heads with the first attack of the night on the Real Madrid and Courtois is called into action.
Better now from the side in red as they look to battle back from the early setback.
Osasuna win a corner and a moment of respite but the ball is easily gathered by Courtois.
Osasuna are rattled after the early goal.
Off we go, Real Madrid start the 2022/23 Copa del Rey final
A reminder of the teams for those just joining us with Modric on the bench and no Ceballos being the major talking points.
Budimir is prefereed to Chimy Avila up front for Osasuna.
- 2Dani Carvajal
- 3Eder Militao
- 18Aurelien Tchouameni
- 15Federico Valverde
- 20Vinicius Junior
- 15Rubén Peña
- 3Juan Cruz
- 5David García
- 7Jon Moncayola
- 22Aimar Oroz
- 6Lucas Torró
- 17Ante Budimir
- 16Moi Gómez
Ancelotti wearing a smart suit tonight with Osasuna manager Arrasate opting for the casual track-suit option.
National anthem coming up and I'd anticipate a boo or two from the Osasuna sector.
The referee quartet and teams are in the tunnel and primed to take to the field.
Osasuna in red shirts, navy shorts and socks.
Madrid in their classic all white kit.
The game is moments away... Both sets of fans display a tifo in the case of the Madrid fans and a O-S-A-S-U-N-A mosaic in the South Stand where the fans from Navarra are located.
Tonight's match ball
The Adidas Amberes is the ball that will be used for tonight's Copa del Rey final
Express London-Seville trip for the King
The Spanish King has just arrived at the stadium after a quick flight back from London where he attended the coronation of King Charles III.
Will it be Benzema or Garcia who will be presented with the trophy by the king in a matter of hours?
Copa del Rey final: referee
José María Sánchez Martínez has been nominated to oversee tonight's game. The Lorca native has overseen 18 LaLiga games this season and since 2017 is a Fifa listed match official,
Less than 30' to kick-off.
The last thing Real Madrid will want tonight is extra time and even spot kicks as they have little time to turn their thoughts to Tuesday's clash against Man City in the Champions League.
Real Madrid fans are located in the North Stand of the stadium and greet the arrival of their team as Los Blancos warm up.
Osasuna fans populate the South Stand as the side from Pamplona take to the pitch to warm up.
Osasuna’s coach says his side and nothing to lose and everything to gain in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final - they have to do everything right, and even that might not be enough.
Where is the line between dreaming of winning the Cup and being realistic?
We have a very normal, grounded squad, we’re like a family and this week has just been like any other for us. We’ve worked on our preparation on the eve of the game, but obviously we can’t ignore who huge this game is and what it means, or forget the excitement we have generated for our fans. We’re focused on the game, knowing that we will have to give the best we have to give while being aware that even that might not enough. We have to consider our fans and think about what this game means for them. If we can do what we plan to do, I think we can give Madrid a difficult game.
As you have said, Osasuna and Real Madrid know each other well. Is there anything that you could have up your sleeve that Ancelotti might not have thought about?
Carlo is a specialist, not just in final but in winning finals. More than analysing each other, it’s about playing to the best of our ability. Rather than looking for to surprise them, or changing our system, we just need to put in our best performance. We have our gameplan very clear and we have to execute it to perfection. These days, it’s very difficult to surprise your opponents - fortunately, football is all about the players. We can get the blackboard out and talk about thousands of tactics but in the end, what matters is what happens out on the field and the only option of winning is by playing a perfect game, more than looking to surprise the rivals.
Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media on Friday ahead of tonight's final.
Is it possible to go out to compete without thinking about Tuesday’s clash with City? “Tomorrow, without thinking about anything other than what we have to do against Osasuna. We will give every ouch of energy to be able to win another competition. The players are very motivated. Preparing for these matches with this squad is quite simple”.
Is Luka Modric ready to start? “That’s a question we have. Yesterday he trained very well, without problems. Today he will do it again and then we will evaluate it with him. If he’s comfortable, he will play, that’s clear. We’ll talk to him after training.
What is at stake for Carlo Ancelotti in the next eleven days? “The Copa del Rey final and a semi-final. Nothing else. I don’t risk my life, it’s okay. It would be better to prepare the semi-final with another Copa del Rey in the trophy cabinet. My future is clear: my contract expires on 30 June 2024, not tomorrow.”
Osasuna keeper Herrera takes to the pitch too as the stopper begins his warm-up routine.
Courtois is on the pitch and the Belgian keeper is greeted by a huge cheer from the Madrid fans.
The RM No. has played 222 official games manning the Real Madrid goal.
The Estadio de la Cartuja is a riot of colour with the stadium divided into a red and white zone with the men from the capital in their classic white and Osasuna in their traditional red.
Whilst Real Madrid start tonight's game as string favourites, Osasuna fans will look to the team's performance at the Bernabeu last October where they secured a creditable draw with Kike Garcia bagging the goal for the side from Pamplona.
The pre game entertainment is underway at the Estadio de la Cartuja with a series of musical guests such as Marta Sanchez and Alaska and Mario on hand to entertain the fans as we countdown to the start of the game.
Osasuna XI confirmed
Jagoba Arrasate has named his team ahead of the final.
Budimir is preferred to Chimy Avila and Ruben Peña is set to play on the right flank and keep an eye on Vini Jr.
Ceballos ruled out of Copa final
Dani Ceballos, has just taken to social media and confirmed that he had suffered what he calls “a small injury” and one that “puts [him] out of the game today”.
The player posted on Twitter, confirming his injury, saying that “sometimes hope can play tricks. While training yesterday, I suffered a small injury that puts me out of the game today. It was very special for me, for it to be in Sevilla and after such an exciting Cup run that is full of good memories. I’m hurt and sad, but I’ll get back up! Let’s go!”
Real Madrid play Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabéu in the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday 9 May and it's too soon to say if the central player will be ready for the first leg.
Benzema looking to equal Marcelo record
Benzema could equal Marcelo as the most decorated player in Real Madrid history
Should Madrid beat the side from Pamplona tonight, Karim Benzema will go level with Marcelo on trophies won with Los Blancos, making him the most decorated player in the club’s history, with a joint-record of 25. And then, if he does indeed go level, there is still one more opportunity to overtake the Brazilian later in the campaign with the UCL coming up.
Real Madrid XI confirmed
Carlo Ancelotti names his team for the final.
As expected there is no room for the recovering Modric as Tchouameni is preferred to Ceballos.
Vini, Rodrygo and Benzema lead the line for Madrid.
The official team news will be posted by both clubs and the Spanish FA 60 minutes ahead of kick-off.
Potential Osasuna XI
Sergio Herrera, David García, Aridane, Moncayola/Rubén Peña, Juan Cruz, Torró, Kike Barja, Aimar Oroz, Moi Gómez, Abde, Chimy/Budimir
Possible Real Madrid team to play Osasuna
Possible Real Madrid XI for Copa final:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Ceballos/Tchouameni; Rodrygo, Benzema and Vinicius.
Modric set for the bench
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric is set to start on the bench tonight but is making solid recovery from the hamstring tweak he suffered away to Girona.
The Madrid veteran visited a 'miracle doctor' in Belgrade last week and may be rested tonight as a precautionary measure with the first leg of the Champions League semi-final coming up on Tuesday.
Osasuna are Benzema's bogey team
All set in Seville
The 60,000 capacity Estadio de la Cartuja is ready with doors set to open shortly as the first fans arrive with just less than 2 hours to go before the action gets underway.
Real Madrid's road to the final
Given their involvement in the Spanish Super Cup, Madrid were given a 'bye' into the 3rd round where they beat Cacereño 0-1.
Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona were swept aside in the next rounds as Ancelotti's men marched to the final.
Osasuna's road to the final
To get to the final of the Copa del Rey, Jagoba Arrasate’s men defeated CD Fuentes, Arnedo and Nastic de Tarragona in the first three rounds. They eliminated Betis on a penalty shoot out in the Round of 16, Sevilla were their next victims in the quarter-finals and Athletic Club in the semis.
Seville is a sea of red
The side from Pamplona have taken thousands of fans to the Andalusian capital with the red shirts dominating the city.
Madrid fans too have travelled in numbers but the Osasuna fans are certainly the ones making their voices heard.
Osasuna hoping to create history
A win for Osasuna tonight would not only secure the club's first major silverware but also see the Rojillos take a place in the 2023/24 Europa League.
Osasuna are searching for their first ever major trophy tonight with this being only the second ever time the side from Pamplona have reached the final. Their last outing ended up in defeat top Real Betis in 2005.
Real Madrid are no strangers to Copa del Rey finals and have lifted the trophy 19 times in the past, though their last Copa triumph came almost ten years ago when they beat Barcelona (2-1 aet) in Valencia.
The action between Real Madrid and Osasuna gets underway at 10pm (local time) or 4pm (ET) / 10m (PT)
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2022/23 Copa del Rey final from Seville's Estadio de la Cartuja.