2014–15 Copa del Rey

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Copa del Rey
113th Copa del Rey
CountrySpain Spain
Teams83
ChampionsBarcelona (27th title)
Runners-upAthletic Bilbao
Matches played109
Goals scored297 (2.72 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Iago Aspas
Neymar
(7 goals each)

The 2014–15 Copa del Rey was the 113th staging of the Copa del Rey. The winners assure a place for the group stage of the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.

Real Madrid were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Atlético Madrid 2–4 on aggregate in the round of 16.

Barcelona won the tournament by defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final, 3–1, thus achieving their record 27th title.

Schedule and format[edit]

The fixtures' schedule was released by the RFEF and the LFP on 30 May 2014 and the format is identical to the previous season.[1]

Round Draw date Date Fixtures Clubs Format details
First round 31 July 2014[2] 3 September 2014 18 83 → 65 New entries: Clubs participating in Tercera and Segunda División B will gain entry.
Byes: Seven teams from Segunda División B will receive a bye.
Opponents seeding: Teams will face each other according to proximity criteria.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Copa Federación qualification: losers will qualify for 2014–15 Copa Federación, National phase.
Second round 10 September 2014 22 65 → 43 New entries: Clubs participating in Segunda División will gain entry.
Byes: One team from the first round will receive a bye.
Opponents seeding: Segunda División teams will face each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Third round 22 September 2014[3] 15 October 2014 11 43 → 32 Byes: One team from Segunda División B or Tercera División, which previously didn't receive a bye, will receive one.
Opponents seeding: Segunda División teams will face each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Round of 32 17 October 2014 29 October 2014 (see notes)
3 December 2014
16 32 → 16 New entries: Clubs participating in La Liga will gain entry.
Opponents seeding: The seven teams from La Liga which were qualified for 2013–14 UEFA competitions, will face against remaining seven teams from Segunda División B and Tercera División.
The five remaining Segunda División teams will face against La Liga teams.
The eight remaining La Liga teams will face each other.
Local team seeding: First leg at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
3 December 2014 (see notes)
17 December 2014
Round of 16 7 January 2015 8 16 → 8 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: First leg at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
14 January 2015
Quarter-finals 21 January 2015 4 8 → 4 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Luck of the draw.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
28 January 2015
Semifinals 11 February 2015 2 4 → 2
4 March 2015
Final 30 May 2015 1 2 → 1 Single match, stadium TBD by RFEF.
UEFA Europa League qualification: winner will qualify for 2015–16 UEFA Europa League, group stage.
Notes
  • Double-match rounds enforced away goals rule, single-match rounds did not.
  • Games ending in a tie were decided in extra time; and if it persisted, by a penalty shootout.
  • Real Madrid, as participant in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, played its Round of 32 games on 29 October 2014 and 3 December 2014.
  • UEFA Europa League qualification:[4] if the Cup winner had qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the Cup runner-up would qualify for the third qualifying round, then the 5th and 6th ranked teams in 2014–15 La Liga (always excluding no "UEFA license" and banned clubs) would qualify for group stage and play-off round respectively. However, if the Cup runners-up ended in Europa League places (5th or 6th), the 5th, 6th and 7th ranked teams in 2014–15 La Liga would qualify for group stage, play-off round and third qualifying round respectively.
    Similarly, if both finalists qualified for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, the 5th, 6th and 7th ranked teams in 2014–15 La Liga would also qualify for group stage, play-off round and third qualifying round respectively.
  • At the date of the draw of the first and second round, Murcia was considered a team of Segunda División yet, and Mirandés of Segunda División B.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams competed in the Copa del Rey 2014–15.

20 teams of 2014–15 La Liga:

20 teams of 2014–15 Segunda División (Barcelona B is excluded for being reserve team and Racing de Santander is sanctioned):

36 teams of 2014–15 Segunda División B: the top five teams of each of the 4 groups (excluding reserve teams), the five with the highest number of points out of the remaining non-reserve teams (*), the three teams relegated from 2013–14 Segunda División, and the 12 teams winners of a group of 2013–14 Tercera División (or at least the ones with the highest number of points within their group since reserve teams are excluded) that were promoted to Segunda División B.

7 teams of 2014–15 Tercera División. Teams that qualified are 6 of 18 champions that were not promoted to Segunda División B (or at least the ones with the highest number of points within their group since reserve teams are excluded):

First round[edit]

The draw for First and Second round was held on 31 July 2014 at 13:00 CEST in La Ciudad del Fútbol, RFEF headquarters, in Las Rozas, Madrid.[2] In this round 43 Segunda División B and Tercera División teams gained entry. In the draw, firstly seven teams from the 2014–15 Segunda División B (L'Hospitalet, Guadalajara, Fuenlabrada, Zamora, Lleida Esportiu, Mirandés and Guijuelo) received a bye and then remaining teams from 2014–15 Segunda División B and teams from 2014–15 Tercera División faced according to proximity criteria by next groups:[5]

Pot 1
Group 1
Pot 2
Group 2
Pot 3
Group 3
Pot 4
Group 4
Segunda División B:
Atlético Astorga
Avilés
Guijuelo
Lealtad
Marino Luanco
Oviedo
Mirandés
Racing de Ferrol
Somozas
Zamora

Tercera División:
Gimnástica Torrelavega
Varea
Segunda División B:
Amorebieta
Barakaldo
Fuenlabrada
Guadalajara
Huesca
Leioa
Sestao River
Toledo
Trival Valderas

Tercera División:
Atlético Granadilla
Izarra
Puertollano
Teruel
Segunda División B:
Alcoyano
Atlético Baleares
Cornellà
Eldense
Gimnàstic Tarragona
Hércules
L'Hospitalet
Lleida

Tercera División:
Santa Eulàlia
Segunda División B:
Balompédica Linense
Cádiz
Cartagena
Jaén
La Hoya Lorca
Marbella
San Roque de Lepe
UCAM Murcia
Villanovense

Matches[edit]

Second round[edit]

The draw was held together with the First round draw on 31 July 2014 in La Ciudad del Fútbol. In the draw, the team from 2014–15 Segunda División B or 2014–15 Tercera División, winner from First round match Oviedo v Amorebieta, received a bye.[5] Teams from 2014–15 Segunda División gained entry in this round and faced each other. Winners of First round, together with the seven teams which received a bye, faced each other too.

Third round[edit]

The draw was held on 22 September 2013 at 13:00 CEST in La Ciudad del Fútbol.[6] In the draw, as Mirandés was relocated to the pot with the teams of 2014–15 Segunda División, one team from this league received a bye. Teams from Segunda División faced each other and teams from 2014–15 Segunda División B and 2014–15 Tercera División faced each other.

Pot 1
Segunda División
Pot 2
Segunda División B
and Tercera División
Segunda División:
Alavés
Albacete
Betis
Girona
Las Palmas
Lugo
Mirandés
Numancia
Recreativo
Sabadell *
Valladolid
Segunda División B:
Alcoyano
Barakaldo
Cádiz
Cornellà
Huesca
Izarra
L'Hospitalet
Leioa
Linense
Lleida Esportiu
Oviedo
UCAM Murcia

Matches[edit]

Final phase[edit]

The draw for the Round of 32 was held on October 17, 2014, in La Ciudad del Fútbol. In this round, all La Liga teams gained entry in the competition.

Round of 32 pairings were as follows: the six remaining teams participating in Segunda División B and Tercera División faced the La Liga teams which qualified for European competitions, this was: four teams from Pot 1 (Segunda B and Tercera) were drawn against four teams from pot 2a (Champions) and the two remaining teams in pot 1 were drawn in the same way with the pot 2b teams (Europa League). The remaining team in pot 2b was drawn with a Segunda División team (Pot 3). The five remaining teams in this pot were drawn against five teams of the thirteen remaining teams of La Liga (Pot 4). The remaining eight teams of La Liga faced each other. Matches involving teams with different league tiers were played at home on the first leg the team in lower tier. This rule also applied in the Round of 16, but not for Quarter-finals and Semi-finals, in which order of the two legs was decided by the draw.

Pot 1
Segunda División B
Pot 2a
Champions League
Pot 2b
Europa League
Pot 3
Segunda División
Pot 4
Rest of Primera División
Segunda División B:
L'Hospitalet
Alcoyano
Oviedo
Huesca
Cornellà
Cádiz
Barcelona
Real Madrid (TH)
Atlético Madrid
Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad
Villarreal
Sevilla
Alavés
Albacete
Betis
Las Palmas
Sabadell
Valladolid
Almería
Celta
Córdoba
Deportivo La Coruña
Eibar
Elche
Espanyol
Getafe
Granada
Levante
Málaga
Rayo Vallecano
Valencia

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32
2/3/4/5 December 2014
16/17/18 December 2014
  Round of 16
7 January 2015
14 January 2015
  Quarter-finals
21 January 2015
28 January 2015
  Semi-finals
11 February 2015
4 March 2015
  Final
30 May 2015
 Deportivo La Coruña 1 1 2  
 Málaga 1 4 5      Málaga 2 2 4  
 Albacete 1 0 1    Levante 0 3 3  
 Levante (a) 1 0 1        Málaga 0 0 0  
 Las Palmas 2 1 3        Athletic Bilbao 0 1 1  
 Celta 1 3 4      Celta 2 2 4
 Alcoyano 1 0 1    Athletic Bilbao (a) 4 0 4  
 Athletic Bilbao 1 1 2        Athletic Bilbao 1 2 3  
 Rayo Vallecano 1 4 5        Espanyol 1 0 1  
 Valencia 2 4 6      Valencia 2 0 2  
 Alavés 0 0 0    Espanyol 1 2 3  
 Espanyol 2 1 3        Espanyol 3 0 3
 Granada 1 1 2        Sevilla 1 1 2  
 Córdoba 0 1 1      Granada 1 0 1
 Sabadell 1 1 2    Sevilla 2 4 6  
 Sevilla 6 5 11        Athletic Bilbao 1
 Huesca 0 1 1        Barcelona 3
 Barcelona 4 8 12      Barcelona 5 4 9  
 Valladolid 0 0 0    Elche 0 0 0  
 Elche 0 1 1        Barcelona 1 3 4  
 L'Hospitalet 0 2 2        Atlético Madrid 0 2 2  
 Atlético Madrid 3 2 5      Atlético Madrid 2 2 4
 Cornellà 1 0 1    Real Madrid 0 2 2  
 Real Madrid 4 5 9        Barcelona 3 3 6
 Cádiz 1 0 1        Villarreal 1 1 2  
 Villarreal 2 3 5      Villarreal 1 2 3  
 Oviedo 0 0 0    Real Sociedad 0 2 2  
 Real Sociedad 0 2 2        Villarreal 1 1 2
 Betis 3 1 4        Getafe 0 0 0  
 Almería 4 2 6      Almería 1 0 1
 Getafe 3 2 5    Getafe 1 1 2  
 Eibar 0 1 1  

Round of 32[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Final[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player[8] Club Goals
1 Brazil Neymar Barcelona 7
Spain Iago Aspas Sevilla
3 Spain Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao 5
France Kevin Gameiro Sevilla
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona
Spain Gerard Villarreal
Spain Pedro Barcelona
8 Spain Paco Alcácer Valencia 3
Spain Rubén Alcaraz L'Hospitalet
Ecuador Felipe Caicedo Espanyol
Spain Andrés Iniesta Barcelona
Uruguay Cristhian Stuani Espanyol
Spain Fernando Torres Atlético Madrid
Spain Urko Vera Mirandés

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Así será la Liga 2014/15" (in Spanish). LFP. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Circular 8: Copa del Rey First and Second Round Draw date" (PDF) (in Spanish). RFEF. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Modificación de la fecha del sorteo correspondiente a la Tercera Eliminatoria del Campeonato de España/ Copa de SM el Rey" (PDF) (in Spanish). RFEF. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2013/14, article 2.04" (PDF). Nyon: UEFA. March 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Matches of the first and second round of the Copa del Rey". RFEF. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  6. ^ Oficial: Así han quedado los emparejamientos de la Tercera eliminatoria; RFEF.es, 22 September 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.coupe.huesca.fc-barcelone.169782.en.html
  8. ^ "2014/2015 Copa del Rey Top Scorers". World Football. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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