Mestalla set to host final

The Spanish Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on Wednesday, 16 April at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have announced.

It was also decided following a meeting between representatives of the two clubs and the RFEF in Madrid on Thursday that the final will kick off at 2130 local time.

Valencia's Mestalla stadium was also the venue for the last Clasico final showdown between Barça and Madrid in 2011, when the latter won 1-0 after extra-time thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo header.

Last year's final was at the Bernabeu, where Real were beaten 2-1 after extra time by arch rivals Atletico Madrid.

Barça have won the cup a record 26 times, while Los Blancos have lifted the trophy 18 times.