The Greatest Games Episode One – Real Madrid 2 Real Zaragoza 3

Copa del Rey Final, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, 17 March 2004.

Thursday 13th June

In the first episode of The Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by European football correspondent and author of Di Stéfano, the Alfredo Di Stéfano biography, Ian Hawkey to discuss the 2004 Copa del Rey final.

In the 2003/04 season, Real Madrid were hurtling towards their first ever treble. With a four-point buffer at the top of La Liga and a Champions League semi-final against Monaco coming up, they went into the Copa del Rey final against Real Zaragoza full of expectation.

What happened next sent the club on a downward spiral that signalled the end of the Galácticos...