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Xavi Pascual against Lucentum Alicante / PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS - FCB

If Barça Regal wins this afternoon they will be the first team to win three King’s Cup titles in a row, something that has never happened in the competition’s current format. Xavi Pascual, in the event of a Barça victory, will lift his third Cup since he took charge of the Barça bench (2008), and he’ll have to make a little more room in his already trophy-riddled cabinet (11 total titles).

Of these 11 titles, Pascual has won 9 of them in championship matches, while the other 2 are ACB League titles.

Unbeaten in the Cup, Super Cup and the Euroleague

The fact is that Pascual has always managed to get his team to King’s Cup finals, Super Cup finals and one Euroleague final. He’s two for two in the Cup (2010 and 2011), three for three in the Super Cup (2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12) and the victory of the Euroleague final in Paris (2009/10).

To these six titles, we have to add the three championship victories of the Catalan League (2009/10, 2010/11, and 2011/12). This is the only competition, where only the best Catalan teams are allowed to compete, that Pascual has lost a final in (2008/09 against Penya).

15 out of 20 against Real Madrid

In terms matches against Real Madrid, Pascual has won 15 out 20 games against Los Blancos. In the King’s Cup, the manager has won all three matches against Madrid: two wins in championship matches (2010 and 2011) and once in the quarterfinals.

Navarro always beats Pablo Laso

Juan Carlos Navarro hasn’t tasted defeat when playing against a team managed by Pablo Laso. Of the six times he played against the current Real Madrid manager, he’s won them all. Pablo Laso has only won twice against the Azulgrana: once with Lagun Aro and the other, this year, with Real Madrid in the league. Navarro didn’t play in either game.


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