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Iker Casillas rewrites Spanish history books

Posted: 12 February 2014 Time: 16:08

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has become the first shot-stopper to keep a clean sheet in every round of the Copa del Rey, leading up to the final.

Los Blancos booked their spot in the final of the tournament with a 2-0 win over crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening, winning the tie 5-0 on aggregate as Casillas blocked out his opponents for the eighth consecutive Cup encounter.

Olímpic de Xàtiva, Osasuna, Espanyol and Atlético Madrid have all tried over two legs to score pass the Spanish international, who is yet to concede in 862 minutes of football, which includes two clean sheets in Champions League fixtures against Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

And Spain’s number one was delighted with his achievement.

"I'm thrilled,” he was quoted as saying in Spanish publication Marca. “We're in the final, which was our target, and I'm on a good run of clean sheets.”

The victory also means Madrid are the first team to not concede a goal en route to the final in the tournament’s history, while also marking another personal milestone for Casillas, who extended his unbeaten run in derby fixtures over Atletico to 26 matches.

"That record makes me happy,” said the 32-year-old. “The derby is always a special game, particularly for us local lads, and going so long without losing against Atlético is a great feeling.”

Livefyre comments on this story...

Phil Mypockets
posted: 2014-02-12 14:17:04

one of World's best goalkeepers 

posted: 2014-02-12 14:23:48

dats a  team's history

posted: 2014-02-12 14:25:05

And the Talkative One kept this guy on the bench.

Iccy_Le Professeur
posted: 2014-02-12 14:52:25

but they still dont trust him for the La Liga matches

posted: 2014-02-12 16:26:35

Always breaking records

posted: 2014-02-12 16:55:43

Iccy_Le Professeur cz he is nt that good

posted: 2014-02-12 20:04:39

Thatha mfana thatha

posted: 2014-02-12 20:43:05

He's the best actually

posted: 2014-02-12 20:47:00

Number two in the world behind baffon

posted: 2014-02-13 06:30:40

Ancelotti is wasting Casillas talent by benching him. Diego Lopez started well but he concedes a lot lately. He only stays in goals because Madrid are scoring more than they are conceding. It's unfair on the world's number one.

posted: 2014-02-13 06:52:42

THe opposite of Mr. Meyiwa

Africa 85
posted: 2014-02-13 07:01:35

World best goalkeepers:

1. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

2. Victor Valdes (Barcelona)

3. Iker Casillas ( Real Madrid)

4. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

5. Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)

6. Julio Ceaser (QPR)

7. Diego Lopez ( Real Madrid)

8. Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund)




posted: 2014-02-13 07:56:41

9. U suck

posted: 2014-02-17 09:54:58

Peter Chec (Chelsea )

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