The Copa del Rey is the tournament of the little ones, of the opportunities for those teams that conform year to year with the salvation in LaLiga Santander and also for the less habitual soccer players. With few exceptions, coaches usually bet in the KO tournament for substitutes or alternate undisputed with regular players. Thus, Messi did not dispute the round of 16, Modric and Kroos stayed at home, Morata also did not travel with the already eliminated Atlético … Reviewing the First Division scorers table in the last decade leads to an unequivocal conclusion: Leo Messi has been the king and only Cristiano and Luis Suárez have shaded him. However, in Copa, different pichichis have happened in recent years. What is theirs? Are they still in Spanish football? Have they always been from a First Division team?Last season they shared an award Ángel Rodríguez, Rodrigo Moreno and Toko Ekambi. Curious, since neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona nor Atlético had representation. All of them scored five goals and the Valencianist helped his team win the tournament. They continue in their club, except the former striker of Villarreal, who has landed at Lyon in this same winter market. In the 2017-18 season, two other players tied targets at the top of the table: Luis Suarez and Correa They signed five targets. The Argentine is now owned by Lazio, which invested a figure close to fifteen million euros. Of course, none could reach the figure of Victor Curto, Murcia forward, who scored six goals. His team did not even reach sixteenths, despite the display of his battering ram in the previous rounds.The pichichis of the Cup in the last decade The unforgettable year of Pablo InfanteThe new format of the Copa del Rey was born with the purpose of gaining emotion and, why not, that the Mirandés deed happened again in the 2011-12 season. It started as so many others have done: as Second Division B team It is measured with a club that plays European competitions. Before, I had already eliminated Amorebieta, Balompédica Linense and Logroñés. In sixteenths it was time for the truth. And they succeeded: they overthrew the Villarreal and then they would do it with him Racing and the Spanish. In the semifinals, the Athletic He put an end to the dream and warned them at the gates of the final. Even so, it was an unforgettable year, which ended with the promotion to LaLiga SmartBank.The great protagonist of that unlikely story was Pablo Infante. The attacker was the top scorer of that Cup with six goals and aroused the interest of everyone in football, as he combined his work on the pitch with his profession in a bank. Once retired, he decided to oppose one of the vacant administrative positions in the Mobility service of the City of Burgos. Perhaps it was even harder to be the best score of the 560 applicants than their historic Cup. With the current format, of course, more images like yours will be seen again. “I am in favor of everything that allows the surprise and that the small team can bid against the big one,” he said in an interview in AS.ALBERTO IRANZO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive goal of the 2010-11 Copa del Rey final.ALBERTO IRANZO (DAILY AS) 2018-19Ángel (Getafe), Rodrigo (Valencia) and Ekambi (Villarreal)5 2009-10Maxi Rodríguez (Athletic)5 2016-17Messi (Barcelona) and Ben Yedder (Seville)5 2010-11Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano (Real Madrid)7 FELIX ORDONEZ & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Mirandés reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey in the 2011-12 season from Second Division B.FELIX ORDONEZ (REUTERS) 2017-18Víctor Curto (Real Murcia)6 2011-12Pablo Infante (Mirandés)6 2014-15Iago Aspas (Sevilla) and Neymar (Barcelona)7 SeasonPlayersGoals Messi also reigns in the CupFor the star of Barcelona it is not impediment to play less minutes to crown the ranking of top scorer of the year in the KO tournament. He got it in the 2016-17 season, tied for five goals with Ben Yedder (now Monaco player). Also a year earlier, when he marked the same (5) that Luis Suarez, Munir (I was at Barça, now in Sevilla), Guidetti (from Celta to Hannover 96) and Negredo (from Valencia to Al-Nasr, from the United Arab Emirates). The ’10’ made a break in the 2014-15 campaign, giving facilities to his partner Neymar (milita in the PSG) and to Iago Aspas (reference of the Celtic, was pichichi of the Cup with the shirt of Seville). Both scored seven goals. It was a small lapse, since in 2013-14, Messi was also crowned as the top gunner of the competition. 2015-16Messi, Suárez and Munir (Barcelona); Guidetti (Celtic) and Negredo (Valencia)5 2012-13Diego Costa (Athletic)8 2013-14Messi (Barcelona)5 Cristiano’s only pichichi; the most scoring Costa …Cristiano Ronaldo (in Juventus), top scorer in the history of Real Madrid, conforms to a single Pichichi in the Copa del Rey. It was in the 2010-11 season, when he scored a great goal in the final to give the title to his team. In addition, that historic header also served to match the seven goals that Leo Messi had so far. Two years later, the Portuguese signed the same figure, but did not reach the eight of Diego Costa, the best brand of the whole decade. As with the Madrid player, the Spanish-Brazilian striker scored in the final to give the trophy to his Atletico. First of all, in 2009-10, Maxi Rodríguez was the top gunner of the KO tournament. The Argentine is 39 years old today and continues to play in his native country. Milita at Newell’s, where he has scored four goals so far this season.