Real Madrid will play against Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final at the Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla on Sunday (IST). Real Madrid’s last match was a 2-0 loss against Real Sociedad in the league, with goals from Takefusa Kubo and Ander Barrenetxea. Real Madrid also had Dani Carvajal sent off in the second half. Meanwhile, Osasuna lost their most recent league match 1-0 against Barcelona, with Jordi Alba scoring the only goal in the second half. Osasuna also had Jorge Herrando sent off in the first half.
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Real Madrid–Osasuna match preview
Real Madrid are set to face Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, with hopes of claiming their 20th title in the competition. The match will feature two teams from La Liga. Real Madrid secured their spot in the final by beating Barcelona in the semi-finals, while Osasuna advanced by defeating Athletic Bilbao. This marks the second time Osasuna has reached the Copa del Rey final.
Real Madrid are third place in the La Liga table, making it impossible for them to retain the title this season. They are 14 points behind Barcelona, who are the current leaders, and have only five games left. In their most recent match, they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad. Despite this disappointing run, Real Madrid can still achieve success this season as they aim to win the Copa del Rey and Champions League. The team will face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Champions League, with the first leg of the tie scheduled to be played at the Bernabeu next week.
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Real Madrid are currently concentrating on the Copa del Rey final. They aim to win the tournament for the first time since 2014, and a win would mark their 20th trophy in the competition. Real Madrid overcame difficult challenges in the tournament as they had to beat Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals and Villarreal in the round of 16. Additionally, in their semi-final against Barcelona, they lost the first leg 1-0 but managed to score four goals in the second leg to win 4-1 and secure a spot in the final.
Heading into this weekend’s Copa del Rey final, Osasuna are seen as the underdogs with no previous wins in the competition’s history. The last time they made it to the final was in 2005, where they lost to Real Betis. They had a disappointing run in the competition last season, bowing out in the round of 32.
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To reach the final this year, Jagoba Arrasate’s side have had to overcome six opponents, including Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao in the semi-finals. However, they have been struggling in the league recently, losing their last two games to Real Sociedad and Barcelona, and currently sit in ninth place. Despite this, they are still in with a chance of securing a European spot for next season.
Although Osasuna have not beaten Real Madrid since 2011, they can take inspiration from the inconsistent form of the capital giants, who sit in third place in the La Liga table, 14 points behind leaders Barcelona.
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Real Madrid lost four of their last eight league games, but they still have a chance to end the season on a high note by winning the Copa del Rey and Champions League, with the latter competition seeing them face Manchester City in the semi-finals.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Camavinga; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Herrera; Moncayola, Aridane, D Garcia, Cruz; Torro, M Gomez; R Garcia, Oroz, Ezzalzouli; Kike Garcia
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Real Madrid–Osasuna prediction
Real Madrid’s chances of winning the La Liga title are slim. However, their focus is now on winning the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. Madrid has the firepower to beat Osasuna in the final, and Carlo Ancelotti’s priority is to ensure his team wins both titles.
Osasuna, on the other hand, are 10th in the league and have won two of their last five games. They now have the opportunity to win a major domestic trophy. However, Real Madrid are favourites to win this game, given their vast experience.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Osasuna
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The game between Real Madrid and Osasuna will be played at the Estadio La Cartuja, Seville, on Saturday, May 6, at 4 pm ET, and 1:30 am IST.