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The 2009 Copa del Rey Final was the 107th final of the Spanish cup competition, the Copa del Rey. The final was played at Mestalla in Valencia on 13 May 2009. The match was won by FC Barcelona, who beat Athletic Bilbao 4 – 1. This was the first title of Barcelona that year, before winning la Liga and the UEFA Champions League to earn their first treble.

2009 Copa del Rey Final
Event2008–09 Copa del Rey
Date13 May 2009
VenueMestalla, Valencia
RefereeLuis Medina Cantalejo
Attendance50,000
WeatherPartly cloudy
18 °C (64 °F)[1]
2008
2010

Contents

Road to the finalEdit

Barcelona Round Athletic Bilbao
Opponent Result Legs Opponent Result Legs
Benidorm 2–0 0–1 away; 1–0 home Round of 32 Recreativo 3–2 2–0 home; 2–1 away
Atlético Madrid 5–2 1–3 away; 2–1 home Round of 16 Osasuna 3–1 1–1 away; 2–0 home
Espanyol 3–2 0–0 away; 3–2 home Quarterfinals Sporting Gijón 2–1 0–0 home; 1–2 away
Mallorca 3–1 2–0 home; 1–1 away Semifinals Sevilla 4–2 2–1 away; 3–0 home

Match detailsEdit

Athletic Bilbao1 – 4Barcelona
Toquero   8' Report Touré   32'
Messi   55'
Bojan   57'
Xavi   64'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Athletic Bilbao
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barcelona
ATHLETIC BILBAO:
GK 1   Gorka Iraizoz
RB 15   Andoni Iraola
CB 20   Aitor Ocio
CB 5   Fernando Amorebieta
LB 3   Koikili Lertxundi   35'
CM 16   Pablo Orbaiz   61'
CM 24   Javi Martínez
RW 10   Francisco Yeste (c)
LW 7   David López   29'   56'
CF 9   Fernando Llorente
CF 2   Gaizka Toquero   61'
Substitutes:
GK 13   Armando Riveiro
CB 18   Carlos Gurpegui
CB 29   Xabier Etxeita
LB 42   Mikel Balenziaga
MF 14   Markel Susaeta   56'
MF 17   Joseba Etxeberria   61'
FW 18   Ion Vélez   61'
Manager:
  Joaquín Caparrós
BARCELONA:
GK 13   José Manuel Pinto
RB 20   Dani Alves
CB 24   Yaya Touré   21'   89'
CB 3   Gerard Piqué
LB 5   Carles Puyol (c)
DM 28   Sergio Busquets
CM 6   Xavi   88'
CM 15   Seydou Keita   49'
RW 10   Lionel Messi   50'
LW 11   Bojan   84'
CF 9   Samuel Eto'o
Substitutes:
GK 1   Víctor Valdés
CB 2   Martín Cáceres
DF 16   Sylvinho   89'
MF 7   Eiður Guðjohnsen
MF 29   Víctor Sánchez
FW 21   Alexander Hleb   84'
FW 27   Pedro   88'
Manager:
  Pep Guardiola

Anthem controversyEdit

The pre-match playing of the Spanish national anthem prompted widespread booing from Catalan nationalist fans of FC Barcelona and Basque nationalist fans of Athletic Bilbao. Televisión Española (TVE) cut away from its coverage as soon as this started and consequently did not show the playing of the anthem live, instead showing it at half time with the booing edited out. Afterwards, its director Javier Pons apologised for the "mistake", and Julian Reyes, the head of sports news, was fired as a result of the censorship.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/LEVC/2009/5/13/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA
  2. ^ Reuters (15 May 2009). "Spain sacks TV head after anthem booed". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2009-05-15.

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