17 April, 2014 - 10:06

Gareth Bale wins his first trophy after scoring a late winner in Copa del Rey final

Gareth Bale was a hero in Copa del Rey final as he netted a late stunning winner in a 2-1 victory for the capital club.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed out in the final through injury and watched from the stands as Angel Di Maria scored after just 11 minutes. Barcelona then enjoyed vast share of possession, but failed to penetrate in the box with Lionel Messi having another night to forget. It was Marc Bartra who levelled the score with a header on 68 minutes, but Gareth Bale killed the game off with a stunning solo effort minutes before time. The Welshman won his first ever title and the first one in Real Madrid shirt.

Barcelona have had a slump in form and effectively lost all three competitions in just one week. They were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, all but lost the Spanish title after a loss to Granada and were beaten by arch-rivals Real in the Cup.

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Author: Leon Smolski

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