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The 1979–80 Copa del Rey was the 78th staging of the Spanish Cup, the annual domestic cup competition in the Spanish football. The tournament was attended by 226 teams from the main categories of Spanish football.

1979–80 Copa del Rey
78th Copa del Rey
CountrySpain Spain
Dates11 September 1979 – 4 June 1980
Teams226
Defending championsValencia
ChampionsReal Madrid CF (14th title)
Runners-upCastilla CF
Matches played449
Goals scored1319 (2.94 per match)

The tournament began on 11 September 1979 and ended on 4 June 1980 with the final, held in Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.

The final was an unusual event as Real Madrid CF faced their reserve team Castilla CF. The final score was 6–1 with Real Madrid getting their fourteenth title and avenging their loss in the final last year. This win added to the league title gave the doublet (third in their history) and Castilla CF qualified directly for the next edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

The revelation of the tournament Castilla CF, became the third team from the second division to reach the final.

The defending champions, Valencia CF, were defeated 3–2 (on aggregate score) by Sporting de Gijón in the round of 16.

FormatEdit

  • All rounds are played over two legs except the final which is played a single match in a neutral venue. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round.
  • In case of a tie on aggregate, will play an extra time of 30 minutes, and if still tied, will be decided with a penalty shoot-outs.
  • The teams that play European competitions are exempt until the round of 16 or when they are removed from the tournament.
  • The winners of the competition will earn a place in the group stage of next season's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, if they have not already qualified for European competition, if so then the runners-up will instead take this berth.

(*) Teams playing European competition.

1st roundEdit

2nd roundEdit

3rd roundEdit

4th roundEdit

5th roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
 Real Valladolid Dptvo. (1–3 p) 1 1 2  
 Deportivo Alavés 0 2 2  
   Real Valladolid Deportivo 1 1 2  
   Atlético de Madrid 1 2 3  
 Celta de Vigo 0 1 1
 Atlético de Madrid 2 2 4  
   Atlético de Madrid 0 1 1  
   Real Madrid CF (4–3 p) 0 1 1  
 CD Logroñés 2 0 2  
 Real Madrid CF 3 2 5  
   Real Madrid CF 2 1 3
   Real Betis 1 1 2  
 Real Betis 2 3 5
 AD Almería 1 1 2  
   Real Madrid CF 6
   Castilla CF 1
 CA Osasuna 1 0 1  
 Rayo Vallecano 2 1 3  
   Rayo Vallecano 2 0 2
   Sporting de Gijón 3 2 5  
 Valencia CF 1 1 2
 Sporting de Gijón 1 2 3  
   Sporting de Gijón 2 1 3
   Castilla CF 0 4 4  
 FC Barcelona 2 0 2  
 Real Sociedad 1 3 4  
   Real Sociedad 2 0 2
   Castilla CF 1 2 3  
 Castilla CF 0 2 2
 Athletic Bilbao 0 1 1  

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valladolid 2–2 (3-1 p) Alavés 1-0 1-2
Celta 1–3 Atlético de Madrid 0-1 1-2
CD Logroñés 2–5 Real Madrid CF 2-3 0-2
Betis 5–2 Almería 2-1 3-1
CA Osasuna 1–3 Rayo Vallecano 1-2 0-1
Valencia 2–3 Sporting de Gijón 1-0 1-3
Barcelona 2–4 Real Sociedad 2-1 0-3
Castilla 2–1 Athletic Bilbao 0-0 2-1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valladolid 2–3 Atlético de Madrid 1-1 1-2
Real Madrid 3–2 Betis 2-1 1-1
Rayo Vallecano 2–5 Sporting de Gijón 2-3 0-2
Real Sociedad 2–3 Castilla 2-1 0-2

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético de Madrid 1–1 (3-4 p) Real Madrid 0-0 1-1
Sporting de Gijón 3–4 Castilla 2-0 1-4

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalEdit

Real Madrid C.F.6–1Castilla CF
Juanito   19'88' (pen.)
Santillana   42'
Sabido   59'
Del Bosque   62'
García Hernández   82'
Report
(in Spanish)
Álvarez   80'
Attendance: 65,000
Copa del Rey
1979–80 winners
Real Madrid C.F.
14th title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2nd Round: Barakaldo CF vs Burgos CF (2nd Leg)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo.
  2. ^ "2nd Round: Deportivo Alavés vs CD Aurrerá (2nd Leg)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo.
  3. ^ "2nd Round: CA Osasuna vs UDC Chantrea (2nd Leg)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo.
  4. ^ "3rd Round: Algeciras CF vs Getafe Deportivo (1st Leg)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo.

External linksEdit