Copa Final: Real Refuse Stadium
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has said the Spanish footbtall club’s home ground, the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, would not be available for the King’s Cup final. The final will be played between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves on May 27, reports Xinhua. Perez said on Thursday the final could not be played in Real Madrid’s ground, which is the largest neutral ground available for the game “because there’s work going on ... there’s no other issue”. It is the fourth time in the past five seasons that Madrid have refused to allow their ground to be used for the final and coincidently in all of those seasons their bitter rivals FC Barcelona have been one of the finalists.