2017–18 Copa del Rey

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2017–18 Copa del Rey
116th Copa del Rey
CountrySpain Spain
Teams83
ChampionsBarcelona (30th title)
Runners-upSevilla
Matches played107
Goals scored295 (2.76 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Víctor Curto
(6 goals)

The 2017–18 Copa del Rey was the 116th staging of the Copa del Rey. The winners were assured a place for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Barcelona were the three-time defending champions, and successfully defended their title following a 5–0 win over Sevilla in the final. Times up to 28 October 2017 and from 25 March 2018 are CEST (UTC+2). Times from 29 October 2017 to 24 March 2018 are CET (UTC+1).

Schedule and format[edit]

[citation needed]

Round Draw date Date Fixtures No. of Clubs Format details
First Round 28 July 2017 30 August 2017 18 83 → 65 New entries: Clubs participating in Tercera and Segunda División B gained entry.
Byes: Six teams from Segunda División B received a bye.
Opponents seeding: Teams faced each other according to proximity criteria.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Copa Federación qualification: losers qualified for 2017–18 Copa Federación, National phase.
Second round 6 September 2017 22 65 → 43 New entries: Clubs participating in Segunda División gained entry.
Byes: One Segunda División B team received a bye.
Opponents seeding: Segunda División teams faced each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Third round 8 September 2017 20 September 2017 11 43 → 32 Byes: One team from Segunda División B or Tercera División which previously did not receive a bye, received one.
Opponents seeding: Segunda División teams faced each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Round of 32 28 September 2017 25 October 2017 16 32 → 16 New entries: Clubs participating in La Liga gained entry.
Opponents seeding: The seven teams from La Liga which qualified for 2017–18 UEFA competitions, faced the remaining seven teams from Segunda División B and Tercera División.
The five Segunda División teams played against La Liga teams.
The eight remaining La Liga teams faced each other.
Local team seeding: First leg at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
29 November 2017
Round of 16 5 December 2017 3 January 2018 8 16 → 8 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: First leg at home of the team in the lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
10 January 2018
Quarter-finals 12 January 2018 17 January 2018 4 8 → 4 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Luck of the draw.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
24 January 2018
Semi-finals 26 January 2018 31 January 2018 2 4 → 2
7 February 2018
Final 21 April 2018 1 2 → 1 Single match, stadium TBD by RFEF.
UEFA Europa League qualification: winner will qualify for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League Group stage.
Notes
  • Double-match rounds enforce away goals rule, single-match rounds do not.
  • Games ending in a tie will be decided in extra time; and if it persists, by a penalty shootout.

Qualified teams[edit]

The following teams are qualified for the competition. Reserve teams are excluded.

La Liga
the 20 teams of the 2016–17 season
Segunda División
the 21 non-reserve teams of the 2016–17 season
Segunda División B
the top five non-reserve teams of each group and the four with the highest number of points 2016–17 season excluding reserve teams
Tercera División
the 18 best non-reserve teams of each one of the groups of the 2016–17 season

First round[edit]

The draw for the first and the second round was held on 28 July 2017 at 13:00 CEST in La Ciudad del Fútbol, RFEF headquarters, in Las Rozas, Madrid.[1] In this round, 32 teams from 2016–17 Segunda División B and 10 from 2016–17 Tercera División teams gained entry. In the draw, firstly six teams from Segunda División B received a bye and then, the remaining teams this league and teams from Tercera División faced according to proximity criteria by next groups:

Second round[edit]

Formentera received a bye for the third round.

Third round[edit]

Lleida Esportiu received a bye for the round of 32.

Final phase[edit]

The draw for the Round of 32 was held on 28 September 2017, in La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas de Madrid. In this round, all La Liga teams entered the competition.

Round of 32 pairings were as follows: the seven remaining teams participating in the 2016–17 Segunda División B and Tercera División faced the 2017–18 La Liga teams which qualified for European competitions. The five remaining teams participating in Segunda División faced five La Liga teams which did not qualify for European competitions. The remaining eight La Liga teams faced each other. In matches involving teams from different league tiers, the team in the lower tier played the first leg at home. This rule will also be applied in the Round of 16, but not for the Quarter-finals and Semi-finals, in which the order of legs will be based on the luck of the draw.

Pot 1
Segunda B and Tercera División
Pot 2
European competitions
Pot 3
Segunda División
Pot 4
Rest of Primera División
Cartagena
Elche
Formentera
Fuenlabrada
Lleida Esportiu
Murcia
Ponferradina
Champions League:
Atlético Madrid
Barcelona (TH)
Real Madrid
Sevilla
0
Europa League:
Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad
Villarreal
Cádiz
Numancia
Tenerife
Valladolid
Zaragoza
Alavés
Celta
Deportivo La Coruña
Eibar
Espanyol
Getafe
Girona
Las Palmas
Leganés
Levante
Málaga
Real Betis
Valencia

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 32Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
                            
 
 
 
 
Valladolid101
 
 
 
Leganés21 3
 
Leganés (a)112
 
 
 
Villarreal02 2
 
Ponferradina112
 
 
 
Villarreal03 3
 
Leganés (a)022
 
 
 
Real Madrid11 2
 
Numancia213
 
 
 
Málaga11 2
 
Numancia022
 
 
 
Real Madrid32 5
 
Fuenlabrada022
 
 
 
Real Madrid22 4
 
Leganés101
 
 
 
Sevilla12 3
 
Lleida Esportiu (a)033
 
 
 
Real Sociedad12 3
 
Lleida Esportiu000
 
 
 
Atlético Madrid43 7
 
Elche101
 
 
 
Atlético Madrid13 4
 
Atlético Madrid112
 
 
 
Sevilla23 5
 
Cádiz156
 
 
 
Real Betis23 5
 
Cádiz011
 
 
 
Sevilla22 4
 
Cartagena000
 
 
 
Sevilla34 7
 
Sevilla0
 
 
 
Barcelona5
 
Tenerife022
 
 
 
Espanyol23 5
 
Espanyol123
 
 
 
Levante10 1
 
Girona011
 
 
 
Levante21 3
 
Espanyol101
 
 
 
Barcelona02 2
 
Eibar101
 
 
 
Celta21 3
 
Celta101
 
 
 
Barcelona15 6
 
Murcia000
 
 
 
Barcelona35 8
 
Barcelona123
 
 
 
Valencia00 0
 
Deportivo La Coruña134
 
 
 
Las Palmas42 6
 
Las Palmas101
 
 
 
Valencia14 5
 
Zaragoza011
 
 
 
Valencia24 6
 
Valencia (p)213
 
 
 
Alavés12 3
 
Formentera112
 
 
 
Athletic Bilbao10 1
 
Formentera101
 
 
 
Alavés32 5
 
Getafe000
 
 
Alavés13 4
 

Round of 32[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cartagena (3) 0–7 Sevilla (1) 0–3 0–4
Elche (3) 1–4 Atlético Madrid (1) 1–1 0–3
Murcia (3) 0–8 Barcelona (1) 0–3 0–5
Fuenlabrada (3) 2–4 Real Madrid (1) 0–2 2–2
Formentera (3) 2–1 Athletic Bilbao (1) 1–1 1–0
Lleida Esportiu (3) 3–3 (a) Real Sociedad (1) 0–1 3–2
Ponferradina (3) 2–3 Villarreal (1) 1–0 1–3
Zaragoza (2) 1–6 Valencia (1) 0–2 1–4
Numancia (2) 3–2 Málaga (1) 2–1 1–1
Valladolid (2) 1–3 Leganés (1) 1–2 0–1
Cádiz (2) 6–5 Real Betis (1) 1–2 5–3
Tenerife (2) 2–3 Espanyol (1) 0–0 2–3
Getafe (1) 0–4 Alavés (1) 0–1 0–3
Deportivo La Coruña (1) 4–6 Las Palmas (1) 1–4 3–2
Girona (1) 1–3 Levante (1) 0–2 1–1
Eibar (1) 1–3 Celta (1) 1–2 0–1

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Formentera (3) 1–5 Alavés (1) 1–3 0–2
Lleida Esportiu (3) 0–7 Atlético Madrid (1) 0–4 0–3
Numancia (2) 2–5 Real Madrid (1) 0–3 2–2
Celta (1) 1–6 Barcelona (1) 1–1 0–5
Cádiz (2) 1–4 Sevilla (1) 0–2 1–2
Leganés (1) 2–2 (a) Villarreal (1) 1–0 1–2
Las Palmas (1) 1–5 Valencia (1) 1–1 0–4
Espanyol (1) 3–2 Levante (1) 1–2 2–0

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valencia 3–3 (3–2 p) Alavés 2–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Atlético Madrid 2–5 Sevilla 1–2 1–3
Espanyol 1–2 Barcelona 1–0 0–2
Leganés 2–2 (a) Real Madrid 0–1 2–1

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Leganés 1–3 Sevilla 1–1 0–2
Barcelona 3–0 Valencia 1–0 2–0

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Final[edit]

Sevilla0–5Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 62,623

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Spain Víctor Curto Murcia 6
2 Argentina Joaquín Correa Sevilla 5
Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona
4 Spain Munir Alavés 4
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona
6 Spain José Arnaiz Barcelona 3
Spain David Barral Cádiz
France Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla
Argentina Jonathan Calleri Las Palmas
Spain Juan Carlos Tenerife
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ermedin Demirović Alavés
Spain Lolo Elche
Spain Borja Mayoral Real Madrid
Spain Santi Mina Valencia
Spain Gerard Moreno Espanyol
Spain Rodrigo Valencia
Spain Lucas Vázquez Real Madrid
Argentina Luciano Vietto Valencia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emparejamientos de la primera y segunda eliminatorias de la Copa de SM El Rey" (in Spanish). RFEF. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.

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