Madrid Wins Copa del Rey - Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

Real Madrid Goalkeeper Iker Casillas

COPA DEL REY - SPANISH CUP TROPHY

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas celebrates with the Spanish Cup trophy after winning the final match, 1-0, over FC Barcelona on Wednesday at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia.

Iker Casillas made several stunning saves in the last 15 minutes of regulation to stop a Barcelona attack, and Real Madrid went on to win the Copa del Rey, 1-0, after extra time, in front of 52,000 fans at Valencia, Spain.

Casillas received the Copa del Rey Trophy from Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia. He was overjoyed.

"We proved to everyone we can beat any team we want," he said.

The victory earned Real Madrid its first trophy under Coach Jose Mourinho.

"It's a very important title and we're going to enjoy it," said Ronaldo.

It was the 18th time Real Madrid has won the Copa del Rey. Barcelona has won the trophy 25 times.

Barcelona is expected to win the Spanish league title for the third year in a row.

Real Madrid plays host to Barcelona on April 27, with the decisive second game in the Champions League semifinal series in Barcelona on May 3.

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