1983 Copa de la Liga

The 1983 Copa de la Liga was the first edition of Copa de la Liga. The competition started on May 8, 1983 and concluded on June 29, 1983. Due to time constraints, saturation and club pressure, the Copa de la Liga only lasted four years since 1982, being cancelled in 1986.[1]

Copa de la Liga
CountrySpain
Teams18
ChampionsBarcelona
Runners-upReal Madrid
Matches played34
Goals scored108 (3.18 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Paraguay Raúl Amarilla (7)
1984

FormatEdit

The Copa de la Liga was played by 18 teams of 1982–83 La Liga. All rounds are played over two legs. The team that has the higher aggregate score over the two legs progresses to the next round. The 1982–83 Copa del Rey semifinal losers are exempt until second round, and the 1982–83 Copa del Rey final teams are exempt until quarterfinals.

First roundEdit

First leg: 8 May 1983. Second leg: 21 and 22 May 1983.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celta de Vigo 4-9 RCD Español 3-2 1-7
Real Betis 2-2 (p) Málaga CF 1-0 1-2
Racing Santander 4-3 Valencia CF 1-0 3-3
UD Salamanca 1-4 Atlético Madrid 0-0 1-4
Real Zaragoza 4-1 Sevilla FC 2-1 2-0
Athletic Bilbao (p) 2-2 CA Osasuna 1-1 1-1
UD Las Palmas 6-2 Real Valladolid 4-1 2-1

Second roundEdit

First leg: June 1, 1983. Second leg: June 8, 1983.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Madrid 3-2 Athletic Bilbao 3-0 1-2
Sporting Gijón 3-2 Málaga CF 2-2 1-0
Racing Santander 3-6 Real Zaragoza 3-2 0-4
Real Sociedad (p) 2-2 RCD Español 2-2 0-0

Quarter-FinalsEdit

First leg: June 12, 1983. Second leg: June 15, 1983.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad 1-0 1-1
FC Barcelona 1-0 Sporting Gijón 1-0 0-0
UD Las Palmas 1-3 Atlético Madrid 1-0 0-3

Semi-FinalsEdit

First leg: June 19, 1983. Second leg: June 22, 1983.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Zaragoza 8-8 (p) Real Madrid 5-3 3-5
Atlético Madrid 3-5 FC Barcelona 1-0 2-5

FinalEdit

First legEdit

1983 Copa de la Liga Final
First leg
Real Madrid2–2Barcelona
Del Bosque   63'
Juanito   69'
Carrasco   50'
Maradona   57'
Referee: Ildefonso Urizar Azpitarte

Second legEdit

Second leg
Barcelona2–1Real Madrid
Maradona   19' (pen.)
Alexanko   20'
Report Santillana   84'
Referee: Joaquín Ramos Marcos
1983 Copa de la Liga
 
Barcelona
1st. title

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