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Real Madrid pile misery on Barcelona with Copa del Rey win

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Real Madrid pile misery on Barcelona with Copa del Rey win

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A goal in the 11th minute from Di Maria kept Real Madrid’s noses in front for much of the Copa del Rey final in Spain, and while Barcelona had plenty of possession they lacked a cutting edge up front, and Lionel Messi failed to sparkle.

But in the 68th minute a stunning header from Barca’s babyfaced central defender Bartra put the two sides level, and it was game on.

Gareth Bale scored the winner in the 85th minute after his blistering speed down the left wing turned what seemed an unchaseable ball into a scoring chance which he took with aplomb.