Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned from the Copa Del Rey Final

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Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned from the Copa Del Rey Final
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Real Madrid saw off Barcelona in the third El Clasico meeting of the season by the score of 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey for the 19th time in the club's rich history.

After Angel di Maria opened up the scoring with a wonderful run, Marc Bartra headed home a beautiful effort to restore parity in the second half. Then Gareth Bale turned on the jets for a solo run to score the winner late in the second half to give Real Madrid the title.

It was yet another emotional meeting between the two clubs and a thrilling match for neutral fans. Yet for Barcelona, it was a third loss in a row in all competitions as the Catalans continue to underperform.

Now that Real Madrid have lifted their first piece of silverware this season, their attentions will turn to the Champions League and La Liga title race as they are still in the running for a possible treble year.

There are plenty of lessons that can be taken away from the Copa del Rey final, but there are even more questions at this point. In this article we will take a look at six major lessons and questions from the 2-1 thriller and look at what the result means for both clubs.

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