Spanish Copa del Rey Final 2011: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi

Spanish Copa del Rey FINAL 2011: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid

 The clash of the giants will be played at E Stadium in Valencia, Spain on April 20, 2011.

The popular contest is also a clash between Spain's two top goal scorers, Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madird).

LIONEL MESSI

  • Squad No: 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Age: 23
  • Birth Date: Jun 24, 1987
  • Birth Place: Rosario, Argentina
  • Height: 5' 7'' (1.70m)
  • Weight: 67 kg
  • Messi's last match was a 2-1 victory against Getafe. Super-Messi almost gave Barca the lead with an impressive overhead kick after seven minutes, but the Argentinian - improvising with his back to goal - saw his effort saved by Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina. A powerful Dani Alves strike and a deflected Bojan Krkic effort gave Barcelona victory at home to Getafe in the Primera Division. Lionel won the 2009 and 2010 World Player of the Year awards.

    Lionel Messi: Games: 26, Goals: 27, Assists: 16, Shots: 129

    "Messi is my Maradona," said Maradona himself, as the head coach of the Argentine national team.                                                

    CRISTIANO RONALDO

  • Squad No: 7
  • Position: Forward
  • Age: 26
  • Birth Date: Feb 5, 1985
  • Birth Place: Madeira, Portugal
  • Height: 6' 1" (1.85m)
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Ronaldo's last match was a 2-1 win against Athletico Madrid. Real Madrid continued their long-standing domination of city rivals Atletico Madrid with the win - and keep the pressure on Primera Division leaders Barcelona. Benzema struck his 10th goal from his last eight appearances to put Madrid ahead early on, and Mesut Ozil added a second before the break. Ronaldo won the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008, and subsequently was named FIFA's World Player of the Year. Cristiano's name Ronaldo came from his father's favorite actor, Ronald Reagan. 

    Cristiano Ronaldo: Games: 27, Goals: 27, Assists: 8, Shots: 208

     "I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. He is better than Kaka and better than Messi. He is streets ahead of them all. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding." Sir Alex Ferguson, July 2009.

    Spanish League: Real Madrid v FC Barcelona Tickets 17 Apr 2011 0:00 Santiago Bernabeu
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    Spanish Copa del Rey FINAL 2011: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid Tickets 20 Apr 2011 20:30 Mestalla
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    Watch Lionel Messi play for Barcelona and watch Cristiano Ronaldo play live for Real Madrid. Great La Liga football tickets are still available this season. Buy Spanish football tickets – including Real Madrid tickets and Barcelona tickets online now. Do not miss the Copa del Rey Final between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - Spanish Copa del Rey FINAL 2011: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid Tickets.