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.
|Host country||Saudi Arabia|
|Dates||8–12 January 2020|
|Champions||Real Madrid (11th title)|
|Goals scored||9 (3 per match)|
|Attendance||158,340 (52,780 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||9 players|
(1 goal each)
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. 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.
The following four teams qualified for the tournament.
|Team||Method of qualification||Appearance||Last appearance as||Years performance|
|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|
- Times listed are UTC+3.
- All three matches were held in King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
|8 January 2020 – Jeddah|
|12 January 2020 – Jeddah|
|Real Madrid (p)||0 (4)|
|9 January 2020 – Jeddah|
|Atlético Madrid||0 (1)|
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. The Spanish government had also disapproved the possibility of playing in Saudi Arabia. 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. AI approved the achievement but contended that it is not enough.
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