1936 Copa del Presidente de la República Final

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1936 Copa del Presidente de la República Final
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Event 1936 Copa del Presidente de la República
Date 21 June 1936 (1936-06-21)
Venue Mestalla, Valencia

The 1936 Copa del Presidente de la República decided the winner of the 1936 Copa del Presidente de la República, the 34th staging of Spain's premier football cup, now known as the Copa del Rey. The final was the last one before the tournament was cancelled due to the Spanish Civil War until 1939, and therefore the last one under the "Copa del Predidente de la República" name.

In the match, held on 21 June at the Mestalla in Valencia, Real Madrid (then known as Madrid FC for political reasons) defeated FC Barcelona 2-1 in the first El Clásico final. It was Real Madrid's 7th title in their 15th final, while Barcelona appeared for the 16th time and were denied their 13th title.[1]

The match is remembered for the "impossible save" by Madrid goalkeeper Ricardo Zamora, which denied Barcelona's Josep Escolà from scoring a last-minute equaliser. This is the most remembered save in the history of Spanish football.[2]

Road to the final[edit]

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Real Madrid Round Barcelona
Opponent Result Legs Opponent Result Legs
Arenas Getxo 3-3 2-1 home; 1-2 away; 6-1 replay Round of 16 Sporting Gijón 4-0 0-0 away; 4–0 home
Athletic Bilbao 3-1 2–1 home; 1–0 away Quarter-finals Espanyol 5-2 1-2 away; 4–0 home
Hércules 8-2 7–0 home; 1-2 away Semi-finals Osasuna 9–5 2-4 away; 7–1 home


  1. ^ "Spain - List of Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Spain - Cup 1936". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 April 2014.