2012–13 Turkish Cup
The 2012–13 Turkish Cup (Turkish: Türkiye Kupası) was the 51st season of the Turkish Cup. Ziraat Bankası is the sponsor of the tournament, thus the sponsored name is Ziraat Turkish Cup. The winners earned a berth in the play-off round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. Fenerbahçe are the defending champions. The winners also qualified for the 2013 Turkish Super Cup.
|Ziraat Türkiye Kupası|
|Dates||19 September 2012–|
22 May 2013
|UEFA Europa League||Trabzonspor|
|Goals scored||568 (3.23 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)|| Erkan Zengin|
In a bet to widen the audience and turn the cup into a true national cup, a format change has been made for this season. The number of participating teams increased from 57 to 156, allowing teams from Turkish Regional Amateur League to have a shot at the cup. The knockout qualifying format of the 2011–2012 season have been revised. The group stage matches that were contested between 2005 and 2011 returned as a round-robin tournament.
Round and draw datesEdit
|Round||Draw date||Match date(s)||New entries||Fixtures||Clubs||Entering leagues|
|First round||14 September 2012||19–20 September 2012||86||43||156 → 113||TFF Third League & Turkish Regional Amateur League|
|Second round||21 September 2012||25 September–11 October 2012||65||54||113 → 59||Süper Lig & TFF First League & TFF Second League|
|Third round||18 October 2012||30 October–8 November 2012||–||27||59 → 32||–|
|Fourth round||16 November 2012||27 November–5 December 2012||5||16||32 → 16||Süper Lig|
|Fifth round||6 December 2012||11–13 December 2012||–||8||16 → 8||–|
|Group stage||14 December 2012||19 December 2012–28 February 2013||–||24||8 → 4||–|
|Semi-finals||17 April–8 May 2013||–||4||4 → 2||–|
|Final||22 May 2013||–||1||2 → 1||–|
In the first round, 32 teams from the Turkish Regional Amateur League and 54 teams from the TFF Third League played in a one-legged knockout tournament. The 43 winners advanced to the second round. The draw for the first round took place on 14 September 2012 at 14:30 (EEST). A Haber broadcast the draw live on television.
The most fixtures were played in the second round. 13 teams from the Süper Lig, 18 teams from the TFF Second League, 12 teams from the TFF Third League played matches against 43 winners from the first round. Also 22 teams from TFF Second League played against each other. 54 winners in this round advanced to the third round.
54 winners of the second round played against each other. 27 winners advanced to the fourth round.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Şanlıurfaspor||1–1 (4–2 p)||Orhangazispor|
|Dardanelspor||1–1 (6–7 p)||Manisaspor|
|Kızılcahamamspor||2–3 (a.e.t.)||1461 Trabzon|
|Ankaragücü||2–0 (a.e.t.)||Çorum Belediyespor|
|Giresunspor||0–3||Mersin İdman Yurdu|
|Tavşanlı Linyitspor||1–0||Eylül Belediyespor|
|Gaziantep B.B.||3–3 (8–7 p)||Darıca Gençlerbirliği|
5 teams from Süper Lig, that are playing in European competitions (namely, Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Trabzonspor, Bursaspor and Eskişehirspor) joined the 27 winners from third round. 32 teams competed for the fifth round and a seeding procedure was underway. Matches were played in first team's home ground. 16 teams advanced to the fifth round.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Tokatspor||0–1||Mersin İdman Yurdu|
|Altay||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Kayseri Erciyesspor|
|Adanaspor||1–1 (1–3 p)||1461 Trabzon|
|Gaziantep B.B.||1–2 (a.e.t.)||Karabükspor|
The draw for the fifth round was on 6 December 2012. 16 winners of the fourth round played against each other for the last 8 spots for the group stage. The matches took place on 11–13 December 2012.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Gençlerbirliği||2–3||Mersin İdman Yurdu|
|Kasımpaşa||1–1 (2–4 p)||Trabzonspor|
8 winners from the fifth and the last qualifying round were split into two groups of 4 teams. This stage was a round-robin tournament with home and away matches, in the vein of UEFA European competitions' group stages. The winners and runners-up of the two groups advanced to the semi-finals.
|4||Mersin İdman Yurdu||6||0||0||6||3||20||−17||0||0–2||0–3||0–5|
Winner of the first group was drawn against runners-up of the second group. Also the winners of the second group played against runners-up of the first group. The matches were contested as two-legged ties with home and away matches. The runners-up played the first match in their home ground. The winners of the two legs played in the final.
|17 April 2013 Semi-final||Sivasspor||2 − 1||Trabzonspor||Sivas, Turkey|
|19:00 EEST (UTC+03)||Chahechouhe 44'
E. Kılıç 76'
|Report (in Turkish)||Sapara 90'||Stadium: Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium|
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek
|17 April 2013 Semi-final||Eskişehirspor||1 − 1||Fenerbahçe||Eskişehir, Turkey|
|21:15 EEST (UTC+03)||E. Zengin 13'||Report (in Turkish)||M. Topal 20'||Stadium: Eskişehir Atatürk Stadium|
Referee: Yunus Yıldırım
|8 May 2013 Semi-final||Trabzonspor||6 − 0||Sivasspor||Trabzon, Turkey|
|19:00 EEST (UTC+03)||Mierzejewski 38', 47', 53'
O. Adın 65'
V. Şen 72'
A. Akgün 77'
|Report (in Turkish)||Stadium: Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium|
Referee: Tolga Özkalfa
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