Spanish Football Cup

The King’s Cup is a football tournament of the Spanish League, founded in 1902. The new name is “The Cup of the Majesty of King Juan Carlos the First”.

Truth be told, I’ll name it a little on the cob – “Cup of Madrid’s Mist’s Radi.” In the period between 1905 and 1935, the trophy was called the “Cup of King Alfonso the Thirteenth”. For the hour of the Other Spanish Republic, it’s already the “Cup of the President of the Republic” or the “Copa España” (Spanish Cup), and for the hour of the Franco regime – the “Cup of the Supreme General” (more knowledge, like the Copa Generalisimo).


In 1902, Carlos Padros, the current president of the Madrid football club, called for the timing of the football wave before the coronation of Alfonso XIII. At the initiative of the head of the Madrid club, several Spanish teams were invited – the football club Barcelona, ​​the Espanyol club, the team from Biscay and the capital club New Football (Madrid). The team from Biskaj became the winner of the first “royal” tournament. Thus began the history of the King’s Cup.

In 1910, roci mizh _spansky football clubs had a rozkіl. The divination and tension among the teams were brought to the establishment of two different football associations – the Spanish Football Federation and the Association of Spanish Football Clubs. So, right up to 1913, the skin association organized its own power cups, which for the period of three years replaced the King’s Cup.

In 1937, during the Gromadyanskaya war in Spain, the republican provinces held their own tournament for the Cup of Vilna Spain (Copa de España Libre). Two Levantine teams competed at the final. Levante Football Club, with a 1:0 score, I will win over Valencia. Truthfully, this military tournament has never been officially recognized by the Spanish Royal Football Federation, like a cup tournament.


Until the establishment of the Spanish Football League in 1928, the teams that won the King’s Cup played the role of the national championship. The selection (classification) of the teams was selected through the international and regional football associations. To improve the League itself, it was divided and handed down the qualification scheme – through a group stage.

In the view of the English Cup of the Football Association, in the Spanish tournament, the number of participating teams is measured.

Early tours of the zmagannya – tse, so called, matches for the will with teams from the lower divisions, which hopes for a home win. On the 32nd and 16th rounds, the quarterfinal and pivfinal will be held in 2 stages. The final is a game on a neutral field.

The final match of the Copa del Rey, in which Barcelona and Valencia met, took place in Seville. The Catalans played in the decisive match of the tournament for the sixth time in a row, being the clear favorite of this confrontation, but the Levantines were clearly not going to be whipping boys, which Marcelino confirmed by releasing the team’s best creative players from the first minutes.


Immediately after the starting whistle, the Catalans took possession of the playing and territorial advantage, while slowly rolling the ball, slowly putting pressure on Domenech’s goal. It was worth Valencia for the first time to get into someone else’s half of the field, as she almost took the lead – Lenglet in a simple situation gave the ball to Rodrigo, who beat Cillessen and already saw the ball in the goal, but Pique secured his goalkeeper by knocking the ball off the goal line.

After this episode, the “blue garnet” out of harm’s way moved to someone else’s half of the field with almost the entire squad, rolling the ball from flank to flank, but this did not bring any dividends to the team, it did not even reach shots on goal. Wards Marcelino tried to go on the attack with the help of long throws, which quickly brought results. In the 21st minute, Paulista gave a gorgeous long pass to Gaia, who then shared the ball with Gameiro, and Kevin hit Cillessen’s goal with a powerful blow – 0:1.

It took Barcelona a few minutes to recover from a missed goal, after which they again launched an active attack on the gates of Domenech. But the attack of the nominal owners was completely toothless. But the Levantines quite successfully carried out rare attacks for themselves, one of which ended with another goal – Soler outright won the race against Alba, burst into the penalty area and filed for free Rodrigo, who struck an empty net – 0:2.

Until the end of the first half of the meeting, “blue garnet” practically did not give the ball to Valencia, owning it on someone else’s half of the field. Now, finally, shots on goal began to appear, but they either fell off target, or the ball became an easy prey for Domenech. Until the break, Barça had not created a single truly dangerous chance, so they went to rest, losing to the opponent by two goals, but with a whole half at their disposal.

During the break, Valverde realized that something needed to be changed, and immediately made a double substitution, releasing Malcolm and Vidal on the field. If the first did not have much influence on the game of his team, then the second was a prominent figure on the field, often winning important duels. The Catalans, as expected, took control of the ball after the restart, intending to close the gap as soon as possible, Messi had two opportunities to score, but missed both. First, the Argentinean failed to throw the ball over the wall with a direct free-kick, and then hit the post from a vantage point, and finishing off Vidal was inaccurate.