24 February 2012

The Cup Final, 25-M in the Calderón as TV3

Uncertainty about the date and scene of the final of the Copa del Rey could be resolved, although the RFEF have not been confirmed.

Friday 25 May at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid. As announced by the Televisió de Catalunya program 'Efectivament', FC Barcelona and Athletic Club have agreed to the final of the Copa del Rey will be played in Spain's capital, despite the refusal of Real Madrid give the Santiago Bernabéu stadium for the celebration of this clash, saying the start of a refurbishment.

Again according to this information, from the Spanish Federation was still backing the Mestalla option to host this match, given that the stadium of Atlético Madrid will host a concert of Coldplay for those dates. However, the reason that could motivate the agreement between Barca and Athletic is equidistant from the headquarters to Barcelona and Bilbao, regardless of the commitment that the lawn has not acknowledged the implications Calderón concert outlined before.

States Sources consulted by SPORT not confirm the scope of this information and were referred to the meeting that the federal agency and representatives of the two finalists clubs should keep in Madrid next week.

If confirmed this information, it would be the twelfth Cup final to be hosted by the campus on the banks of the Manzanares. The first was in 1973, precisely to victory of Athletic over Castellón 2-0. The Bilbao club played its second and final end in that scenario in 1977, which was the first Copa del Rey Juan Carlos I, losing to the Iriondo Betis in penalty shoot-outs.

The Barça has played three cup finals in the Calderón to date, with victory in the 1981 edition against Sporting (3-1) and losses in the editions of 1974 (against Real Madrid, 4-0) and 1986 (against Zaragoza, 1-0). (via SPORT)