Madrid Press: Los Blancos reach final without conceding a goal

Madrid Press: Los Blancos reach final without conceding a goal


Marca and AS are full of the post match coverage of last night’s Copa del Rey semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid.

Los Blancos won 2-0 on the night thanks to two penalties in the opening 15 minutes, scored by Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo. The nine-time European Cup winners ran out 5-0 winners over the course of the two game against their city rivals to ease their way in the final – their third Copa del Rey final in four years.

While the Real Madrid attack has grabbed the headlines in recent weeks, today the spotlight falls on Iker Casillas, with Marca using an image of him in its front page. The goalkeeper – used in cup competitions by Carlo Ancelotti this season – has now gone 862 minutes without conceding a goal, extending a record he set last week.

The clean sheet at the Vicente Calderon also means Real Madrid qualified for the final without conceding a goal along the way. It is a record for the Copa del Rey.

The other main talking point this morning is the off field incident in which at Atletico fan threw a lighter at Ronaldo as the forward made his way to the dressing room at half time. Los Rojiblancos have vowed to find the culprit, and apologised over the incident.