Piqué, amb la Copa guanyada l'any 2009 a Mestalla / FOTO: ARXIU FCB

Before this Friday’s cup final at 22.00 at the Vicente Calderón, we look back at some historical trivia regarding the competition:

- Barça, with 25 titles, have won the Copa del Rey more than any other club. They last won it in 2009, beating Athletic Club in the final (4-1).

- Athletic Bilbao, with 23 titles, is the other club that has dominated the competition, but they haven’t won the title since 1984, when they beat Barça in the final (1-0).

- The Catalans and Basques have met in the final six times (1920, 1932, 1942, 1953, 1984 and 2009). Barça have the better record in these games, with four wins, while Athletic have only beaten FCB in the final twice (1932 and 1984).

- Alcántara, Samitier and Segarra, with five each, are the FC Barcelona players with the most Copa del Rey wins to date, followed on four by Kubala, Piera, Ramallets, Sagi, Sancho and Torralba.

- Guardiola’s side have got this far by beating L’Hospitalet, Osasuna, Real Madrid and Valencia, winning six games and drawing two.

- Bielsa’s side is coming to Madrid after winning seven games and drawing just one. They have eliminated Oviedo, Albacete, Mallorca and Mirandés.