Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Copa Del Rey Final: Open Thread

Today’s Copa Del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could have a lot of implications for the Premier League.

The match will be Jose Mourinho’s final legacy at Real Madrid, where he has a chance to help the club win their 19th Copa Del Rey trophy. While Real Madrid have two league games remaining after this, the title has already been won by Barcelona, so he’ll want to leave Real Madrid with another piece of silverware.

In Real Madrid’s way though are cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid who are led by star striker Radamel Falcao, who will be the transfer target of several top Premier League sides despite the Colombian saying that he wants to stay at Atletico.

For viewers in the United States, the match will kick-off live at 3:30pm ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and WatchESPN.

Join the conversation before, during and after the game with soccer fans from around the world in the comments section below.

14 thoughts on “Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Copa Del Rey Final: Open Thread”

  1. Torres will be watching to see his new teammates minus Falcao who could be heading to Chelsea. I’m hoping for an Athletico Madrid win. Hope it’s an entertaining game and doesn’t boil over like so many Madrid derbies have in the past.

    1. Should be a great match. I’m looking forward to it!

      On ESPN, the commentators are Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman.

      The Gaffer

  2. On the EPL front, the playoff between Chelsea and Arsenal, if it were to happen, will be played on Sunday May 26. That’s going to mean the Chelsea – Manchester City games scheduled for here in the USA could be in jeopardy. Stay tuned.

      1. This coming from the same guy that said there was no way Manchester United would hire David Moyes as manager ūüėČ

        The Gaffer

      2. I can see Chelsea drawing with Everton or even losing to them. A rested Everton playing their last game for Moyes will want to send him off on a high. Chelsea looked tired on Wednesday and we know how hectic the EPL games are. A draw is more likely in this game than a win for either team.

        Arsenal won’t find it easy at Newcastle. They still will have memories of that 4 goal lead they gave away to draw with Newcastle when Arsenal went into meltdown.

        It’s not inconceivable that Chelsea will draw 0-0 and Arsenal wins 2-1. That will force a playoff. I hope it happens.

    1. I agree. It may not be ESPN’s fault, though. But the crowd noise does sound rather muted.

      The Gaffer

  3. The monkey is off Athletico’s back. Typical, fiesty derby. We know Mourinho is leaving but will Ronaldo join him? Good win for Athletico and Real go without a trophy this season.

  4. congrats to Atletico, they rode their luck a bit but Real Madrid lost their cool in ET. Ref lost control of the match as well

  5. Mourinho takes over from Benitez that has just won the Europa League. Benitez might take over from Mourinho who leaves without a trophy this season. If Real Madrid don’t get Ancelloti, who is their first choice, they might consider Benitez.

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