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The 1997–98 Copa del Rey was the 96th staging of the Copa del Rey.

1997–98 Copa del Rey
96th Copa del Rey
CountrySpain Spain
Dates3 September 1997 – 29 April 1998
Teams66
ChampionsBarcelona
Runners-upMallorca
Matches played129
Goals scored317 (2.46 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Rivaldo (8)

The competition started on 3 September 1997 and concluded on 29 April 1998 with the final, held at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia.[citation needed]

Contents

FormatEdit

  • All rounds are played over two legs apart the final which is played a single match in a neutral venue.
  • In the event that aggregate scores finish level, the away goals rule. (This rule applies also in extra time)
  • In case of a tie on aggregate, will play an extra time of 30 minutes, and if no goals are scored during extra time, the tie is decided by penalty shootout.
  • The winners of the competition will earn a place in the group stage of next season's UEFA Cup, if they have not already qualified for European competition, if so then the runners-up will instead take this berth.
  • The teams that play European competitions are exempt until the round of 16.
  • Reserve teams are excluded from the tournament.

(*) Athletic Bilbao, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Deportivo La Coruña, Real Betis, Real Madrid, Valladolid from 1ª División.

1st roundEdit

2nd roundEdit

3rd roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
   Barcelona 2 3 5  
   Valencia 1 1 2  
     Barcelona 2 3 5  
     Mérida 0 0 0  
   Valladolid 1 1 2
   Mérida 1 3 4  
     Barcelona 5 0 5  
     Zaragoza 2 0 2  
   Zaragoza 2 1 3  
   Atlético Madrid 0 2 2  
     Zaragoza 3 2 5
     Betis 0 2 2  
   Real Sociedad 0 1 2
   Betis 2 1 3  
     Barcelona (5–4 p) 1
     Mallorca 1
   Alavés (a) 1 1 2  
   Real Madrid 0 2 2  
     Alavés 3 0 3
     Deportivo La Coruña 1 0 1  
   Osasuna 0 1 1
   Deportivo La Coruña 1 2 3  
     Alavés 1 0 1
     Mallorca 2 1 3  
   Extremadura 2 1 3  
   Athletic Bilbao 0 4 4  
     Athletic Bilbao 2 0 2
     Mallorca (a) 1 1 2  
   Mallorca (a) 1 1 2
   Celta Vigo 0 2 2  

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   5–2   Valencia 2–1 3–1
Valladolid   2–4   Mérida 1–1 1–3
Zaragoza   3–2   Atlético Madrid 2–0 1–2
Real Sociedad   1–3   Betis 0–2 1–1
Alavés   2–2 (a)[1]   Real Madrid 1–0 1–2
Osasuna   1–3   Deportivo La Coruña 0–1 1–2
Extremadura   3–4   Athletic Bilbao 2–0 1–4
Mallorca   2–2 (a)   Celta Vigo 1–0 1–2

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   5–0   Mérida 2–0 3–0
Zaragoza   5–2   Betis 3–0 2–2
Alavés   3–1[2]   Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 0–0
Athletic Bilbao   2–2 (a)   Mallorca 2–1 0–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   5–2   Zaragoza 5–2 [3] 0–0
Alavés   1–3 [4]   Mallorca 1–2 0–1

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalEdit

Barcelona1–1[5]
(a.e.t.)
Mallorca
Rivaldo   66' Report
(in Spanish)
Stanković   6'
Mena   84'
Romero   90+3'
Penalties
Rivaldo  
Giovanni  
Celades  
Pizzi  
Roger  
Figo  
Óscar  
Reiziger  
5–4   Iván Rocha
  Soler
  Campo
  Olaizola
  Roa
  Stanković
  Amato
  Eskurza
Attendance: 54,000
Copa del Rey
1997–98 winners
Barcelona
24th title

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Round Of 16: Deportivo Alavés vs Real Madrid CF" (in Spanish). Dailymotion.
  2. ^ "Quarters: Deportivo Alavés vs Deportivo de La Coruña" (in Spanish). Dailymotion.
  3. ^ "Semi: FC Barcelona vs Real Zaragoza (1st leg)" (in Spanish). Youtube.
  4. ^ "Semi: Deportivo Alavés vs RCD Mallorca" (in Spanish). Dailymotion.
  5. ^ "Final: FC Barcelona vs RCD Mallorca" (in Spanish). Youtube.

External linksEdit