2019–20 Supercopa de España

The 2019–20 Supercopa de España was the 36th edition of the Supercopa de España, an annual football competition for clubs in the Spanish football league system that were successful in its major competitions in the preceding season.

2019–20 Supercopa de España
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
CityJeddah
Dates8–12 January 2020
Teams4
Final positions
ChampionsReal Madrid (11th title)
Runners-upAtlético Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored9 (3 per match)
Attendance158,340 (52,780 per match)
Top scorer(s)9 players
(1 goal each)
2018

In February 2019, it was announced that the competition would be changed from a two-team format to four teams, which would include a semi-final round.[1] The semi-final round was played on 8 and 9 January 2020, and the final was held on 12 January; there was no third-place game.[2]

The final was contested between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid and was won by Real Madrid 4–1 on penalties, following a 0–0 draw after extra time, to win their 11th Supercopa title.

It was played in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government offered to pay 40 million euros for each of the next three seasons.[3]

QualificationEdit

The tournament featured both finalists from the 2018–19 Copa del Rey and the remaining highest ranked teams from the 2018–19 La Liga season that had not already qualified through the cup final.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following four teams qualified for the tournament.

Team Method of qualification Appearance Last appearance as Years performance
Winner(s) Runners-up
Barcelona 2018–19 La Liga champions and 2018–19 Copa del Rey finalists 24th 2018 winners 13 10
Valencia 2018–19 Copa del Rey finalists 5th 2008 runners-up 1 3
Atlético Madrid 2018–19 La Liga runners-up 7th 2014 winners 2 4
Real Madrid 2018–19 La Liga third place 16th 2017 winners 10 5

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 11 November at the Royal Spanish Football Federation headquarters, in La Ciudad del Fútbol. There was no restriction in it.[5][6]

MatchesEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
8 January 2020 – Jeddah
 
 
Valencia1
 
12 January 2020 – Jeddah
 
Real Madrid3
 
Real Madrid (p)0 (4)
 
9 January 2020 – Jeddah
 
Atlético Madrid0 (1)
 
Barcelona2
 
 
Atlético Madrid3
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Valencia1–3Real Madrid
Report

Barcelona2–3Atlético Madrid
Report
Attendance: 58,410[8]
Referee: José Luis González González (Castile and León)

FinalEdit

CriticismEdit

The Spanish section of Amnesty International criticized the election of Saudi Arabia as the playground, citing the situation of human rights, specifically the death penalty, the Saudi intervention in Yemen, freedom of expression and the situation of women's rights.[10] The Spanish government had also disapproved the possibility of playing in Saudi Arabia.[11] The president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales negotiated with Saudi authorities that, during the competition, female spectators could sit anywhere in the stadium, not being limited to a women-exclusive area.[3] AI approved the achievement but contended that it is not enough.[12]

Saudi authorities had already brought the 2019 Supercoppa Italiana to the country.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rubiales propondrá el formato final four para la Supercopa | rfef.es". www.rfef.es. Archived from the original on 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Supercopa de España 2019–20: nuevo formato, cuándo se juega, dónde y equipos". goal.com. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Kohan, Marisa (15 November 2019). "Así es Arabia Saudí, el país que albergará la Supercopa y que viola derechos humanos". www.publico.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Supercopa con final four". AS.com (in Spanish). 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ "OFICIAL | El sorteo de la Supercopa de España será este lunes, 11 de noviembre" [The draw of the Supercopa de España will be this monday, 11 November] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 7 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Real Madrid face Valencia while Barcelona meet Atletico Madrid in Supercopa de Espana semi-finals". Marca. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Valencia vs. Real Madrid – 8 January 2020". Soccerway. Perform Group. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid – 9 January 2020". Soccerway. Perform Group. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid – 12 January 2020". Soccerway. Perform Group. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  10. ^ Sportyou (2 October 2019). "Amnistía Internacional pide a la RFEF que se replantee la Supercopa de España en Arabia Saudí". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  11. ^ Sportyou (27 September 2019). "El Gobierno desaprueba celebrar la Supercopa de España en Arabia Saudí, pero la RFEF tiene más ofertas". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  12. ^ García, Domingo (15 November 2019). "Las peticiones de Amnistía Internacional para la Supercopa en Arabia Saudí". La Razón (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 June 2020.