Real Madrid Makes History with Victory over Barcelona
Real Madrid’s recent win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinal tie was one for the history books. It marked the second-largest victory at the Camp Nou in the history of the classic, right behind the legendary 1-5 win in the League back in 1963.
At the recent match, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema was the star player, contributing a hat-trick to the team’s impressive 0-4 win. This momentous achievement marked the second time a Real Madrid player has scored a hat trick at Barcelona’s home in the history of the club. The last time was when Ferenc Puskas accomplished this feat in the 1962/63 season.
Aside from Benzema’s hat-trick, the team’s previous achievement at Camp Nou included three trebles scored by Pukas and a goal each from Alfredo di Stéfano and Paco Gento.
Real Madrid’s recent win was all the more significant because they had lost the first match 0-1 in favor of Barcelona at the stadium Santiago Bernabeu. With Vinícius’s first goal at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey semifinal tie, the team equalized and went on to achieve victory in a great second half.
This latest win marked the fourth time in Real Madrid’s history that a player has scored three goals in a classic. Prior to this, Amancio Amaro and Iván Zamorano had achieved this feat.
Real Madrid’s recent victory also underscores the team’s winning streak at the Camp Nou. In fact, the team has won three of its last four visits there.
Now, with this important win, Real Madrid has sealed their place in the final against Osasuna, nine years after their last appearance in the Copa del Rey final, where they will no doubt strive to make the same kind of history we saw at their recent match against Barcelona.