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Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Copa Del Rey Final Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Samuel MarsdenFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2013

Like Wigan Athletic in England last weekend, Atletico Madrid upset the odds to win the Copa del Rey in dramatic circumstances at the Santiago Bernabeu.

It looked like business as usual when Cristiano Ronaldo headed Real Madrid into a first half lead, but Los Blancos had things far from their way, on a night where luck, in particularly, deserted them.

Diego Costa equalized before the break; Radamel Falcao instrumental in the build up.

Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo then preceded to hit the woodwork for Madrid, while Juanfran saved brilliantly on the line when Ozil looked certain to score.

Miranda's header, from a Koke corner, gave Atletico an extra time lead, before the focus switched to Thibaut Courtois -- the Belgian saving brilliantly from Gonzalo Higuain and Mesut Ozil.

There was still time for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabi to get sent off, but not time for Madrid to find the goal that would have denied Atleti their historic night.

 

Copa del Rey final: Santagio Bernabeu, Madrid (1530 ET, 2130 CET)

 

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid (Diego Costa, Miranda - Ronaldo)

 

Atletico Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Juanfran, Diego Godin, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Mario Suarez, Gabi, Koke (Raul Garcia), Arda Turan (Cristian 'Cebolla' Rodriguez); Diego Costa (Adrian), Radamel Falcao

Subs: Sergio Asenjo; Cata Diaz, Cristian 'Cebolla' Rodrgiuez, Tiago Mendes, Oliver Torres, Raul Garcia, Adrian

 

Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Michael Essien, Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Fabio Coentrao (Alvaro Arbeloa_; Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira; Mesut Ozil, Luka Modric (Angel Di Maria), Cristiano Ronaldo; Karim Benzema (Gonzalo Higuain)

Subs: Iker Casillas; Alvaro Arbeloa, Ricardo Carvalho, Jose Callejon, Kaka, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain

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