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On This Day In 2014: Gareth Bale’s Winning Goal Vs Barcelona In Copa Del Rey Final

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Real Madrid v Barcelona - Copa del Rey Final Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Historic moments are meant to be celebrated, and today, we need no further excuses to celebrate an unforgettable goal. On this day in 2014, Real Madrid beat Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. The game was won late by Gareth Bale, through a goal that absolutely needs no introduction:

After the game, Bale described his goal:

“Bartra pushes me and tries to block me but he couldn’t. I had to go around him. It was brilliant to score but it’s even better to win the game and the Cup”.

“It’s definitely his most important goal and it came in a crucial moment of the game,” then head coach Carlo Ancelotti said of Bale’s winning goal after the game. “He had a great game. Every player was great because they played as a team. To beat Barcelona, you have to play as a compact team and that’s what they did”.