2018–19 Copa del Rey

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2018–19 Copa del Rey
Country Spain Spain
Teams 83
2019–20

The 2018–19 Copa del Rey is the 117th staging of the Copa del Rey. The winners will be assured a place for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Barcelona are the four-time defending champions. Times up to 27 October 2018 and from 31 March 2019 are CEST (UTC+2). Times from 28 October 2018 to 30 March 2019 are CET (UTC+1).

Schedule and format[edit]

Round Draw date Date Fixtures Clubs Format details
First round 30 Jul 2018 5 Sep 2018 18 83 → 65 New entries: Clubs participating in Tercera and Segunda División B gained entry.
Byes: Five teams from Segunda División B/Tercera 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 Copa Federación, National phase.
Second round 12 Sep 2018 22 65 → 43 New entries: Clubs participating in Segunda División gained entry.
Byes: One team from Segunda División B or Tercera received a bye.
Opponents seeding: 20 Segunda División teams faced each other (+2 byes).
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Third round 14 Sep 2018 17 Oct 2018 11 43 → 32 Byes: One Segunda División team received a bye.
Opponents seeding: 10 Segunda División teams faced each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Round of 32 19 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 16 32 → 16 New entries: Clubs participating in La Liga gained entry.
Opponents seeding: The seven teams from La Liga which qualified for 2018–19 UEFA competitions, faced the remaining six teams from Segunda División B and Tercera División and one Segunda División Team.
The other 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
5 Dec 2018
Round of 16 TBD 9 Jan 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Quarter-finals TBD 23 Jan 2019 4 8 → 4 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Luck of the draw.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
30 Jan 2019
Semi-finals TBD 6 Feb 2019 2 4 → 2
27 Feb 2019
Final 25 May 2019[1] 1 2 → 1 Single match, stadium TBD by RFEF.
UEFA Europa League qualification: winner will qualify for the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League Group stage.
Notes
  • Double-match rounds enforce away goals rule, single-match rounds do not.
  • Single-match rounds 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 2017–18 season
Segunda División
the 20 non-reserve teams of the 2017–18 season
Segunda División B
the top five non-reserve teams of each group and the five with the highest number of points 2017–18 season excluding reserve teams
Tercera División
the 18 best non-reserve teams of each one of the groups of the 2017–18 season

First round[edit]

41 teams entered the competition at this round. Five Segunda B or Tercera División teams that in the previous season did not play in Tercera División received a bye. The rest were paired according to proximity criteria.[2]

Group I Group II Group III Group IV

Fuenlabrada
Navalcarnero
Internacional
Rápido de Bouzas
Unionistas
Cultural Leonesa
Compostela
Mensajero

Mirandés
Langreo
Racing Santander
Gimnástica Torrelavega
Barakaldo
Cultural Durango
Gernika
Calahorra
Tudelano
UD Logroñés
Mutilvera

Lleida Esportiu
Badalona
Cornellà
Castellón
Ontinyent
Teruel
Ebro
Conquense
Sant Andreu
Poblense

Talavera de la Reina
Melilla
Marbella
Cartagena
Murcia
Lorca FC
UCAM Murcia
Don Benito
Villanovense
Jaén
Ceuta
Yeclano

During the draw, Villanovense, Murcia, Badalona, Tudelano and Lorca FC received a bye to the second round.[3]

Second round[edit]

The 22 Segunda División teams will enter the competition at this round and will be joined by the winners of the previous stage, except Mutilvera that received a bye to the third round. Segunda División teams were drawn against each other.

Third round[edit]

The Segunda División teams faced each other, except Mallorca that received a bye to the round of 32.

Final phase[edit]

The draw for the Round of 32 will be held on 19 October 2018, 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 six remaining teams participating in the 2018–19 Segunda División B and Tercera División faced the four 2018–19 La Liga teams which qualified for the UEFA Champions League and two of the three teams which qualified for the Europa League. The five remaining teams participating in Segunda División faced the last Europa League team not drawn previously and other La Liga teams. The remaining 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
Cultural Leonesa
Ebro
Melilla
Racing Santander
Sant Andreu
Villanovense
Champions League:
Atlético Madrid
Barcelona (TH)
Real Madrid
Valencia
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Europa League:
Real Betis
Sevilla
Villarreal
Almería
Cádiz
Córdoba
Lugo
Mallorca
Sporting Gijón
Alavés
Athletic
Celta Vigo
Eibar
Espanyol
Getafe
Girona
Huesca
Leganés
Levante
Rayo Vallecano
Real Sociedad
Valladolid

Round of 32[edit]

The draw for the round of 32 took place on 19 October at La Ciudad del Fútbol, in Las Rozas de Madrid.[4] Sant Andreu, from Tercera División (the 4th tier), is the lowest-ranked team still in the competition.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cultural Leonesa (3) Barcelona (1)
Ebro (3) Valencia (1)
Sant Andreu (4) Atlético Madrid (1)
Melilla (3) Real Madrid (1)
Villanovense (3) Sevilla (1)
Racing Santander (3) Real Betis (1)
Almería (2) Villarreal (1)
Mallorca (2) Valladolid (1)
Cádiz (2) Espanyol (1)
Sporting Gijón (2) Eibar (1)
Lugo (2) Levante (1)
Córdoba (2) Getafe (1)
Athletic Bilbao (1) Huesca (1)
Alavés (1) Girona (1)
Leganés (1) Rayo Vallecano (1)
Celta Vigo (1) Real Sociedad (1)

Controversy[edit]

Due to the breach of the competition rules, giving byes to unauthorised teams, the draw of the first and second round had to be partially repeated.[5]

Top goalscorers[edit]

In bold, players that continue active in the competition.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Spain Aridane Cultural Leonesa 3
Spain David Torres Ontinyent
2 Spain Juan Jesús Losantos Mutilvera 2
Spain Isaac Manjón Unionistas
Spain Manu Vallejo Cádiz
Brazil Maranhão UD Logroñés
Spain Juan Carlos Menudo Melilla
Spain Quique Rivero Racing Santander
Spain Rubén Cruz Cartagena
Spain Eduardo Ubis Calahorra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La final de Copa cerrará la temporada 18/19" (in Spanish). RFEF. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. ^ "RFEF. Temporada 2018/2019. Circular Nº 5" (PDF) (in Spanish). RFEF. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Consulta los emparejamientos de la 1ª y 2ª eliminatoria de la Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). RFEF. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ "¡Sigue a través de RFEF el sorteo de los dieciseisavos de final de la Copa del Rey!" (in Spanish). RFEF.
  5. ^ "El sorteo de la Copa del Rey se repetirá por un error con los equipos exentos" (in Spanish). Marca. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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