The oldest football competition of Spain is the Championship of Spain, better known as the Copa Del Rey (The King´s cup). It started at the beginning of the 20th Century (more precisely in 1903) and since then it turned out to be the most popular sports event in Spain.

The competition is almost already finished: it only remains the final game of the Copa del Rey 2012. The tournament started the last 31rd of August 2011 and 84 football teams took part in it: team from the first, second, second B and third divisions.

toda espana madrid deportes  FC Barcelona Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Sports Madrid

The final of the Copa del Rey is one of the most expected events in Madrid in May 2012 and we will attend a confrontation between the FC Barcelona and the Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona accesses the final after they win over Valencia (2-0) while the Athletic Bilbao reaches the final after their overwhelming victory over against Mirandés (6-2).

The 2012 Copa del Rey´s final will take place at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid which is the home of the Atlético Madrid team and, together with the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, it is one of the most visited sport installations in Madrid.

The Copa del Rey´s final at the Vicente Calderón stadium will take place on the 25th of May at 10 p.m. The Athletic Bilbao, as it is the oldest team, will be consider as the local team while FC Barcelona´s players will be consider as the visitors. The winner of the match will participate in the UEFA Europa League 2012-2013.

toda espana madrid deportes  FC Barcelona Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Sports Madrid

The RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation) decided that each team can sell 20,000 tickets while the Federation has 10,000 tickets so that 50,000 are expected to attend the final. The tickets for the Barça vs. Athletic Bilbao will be sold by the clubs and a ticket will cost between 60€ and 250€. If you haven´t been lucky enough to get a ticket, note that in Madrid there are a lot of bars where you can watch football eating delightful tapas…

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