Real Madrid ended its three-year silverware drought on Wednesday by beating Barcelona 1-0 in the Copa del Rey final, with an extra-time header from Cristiano Ronaldo.
A Cristiano Ronaldo’s header 12 minutes into extra time gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
The Portuguese star produced a powerful header to give Barca keeper Jose Pinto no chance and hand Madrid their first trophy for three years and their first Cup since 1993.
It was the decisive moment in an enthralling and tense game of football between the two biggest sides in Spain.
An extra-time header from Cristiano Ronaldo proved decisive as Jose Mourinho’s Real clinched their 18th King’s Cup, but first since 1993.
Last weekend Real ended a run of five straight defeats against Barca with a 1-1 draw in the league but at the Mestalla Stadium they went one better with their first trophy since 2008.
There still remain two more mouth-watering matches between the rivals in the Champions League on April 27 and May 3.