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2016-17 Copa del Rey fixtures - The full list of matches round-by-round

  • Barcelona are defending the Copa del Rey in 2016-17
  • Get the full list of matches round-by-round
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta holds the Copa del Rey trophy during celebrations after the 2016 final (credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona are defending the Copa del Rey this season and will hope to lift the trophy yet again when they face Alaves in the final at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on May 27.




The most frequent winners of the Copa del Rey in the competition’s history with 28 successes, Barcelona have lifted the trophy four times in the last eight years including 2015-16 when the final against Sevilla went to extra time at Atletico Madrid’s stadium before they prevailed 2-0.

Along with the other 19 La Liga clubs, Barcelona entered at the last-32 stage in which they were drawn against third-tier side Hercules, being held to a 1-1 draw away from home before triumphing 7-0 at Camp Nou with Arda Turan scoring a hat-trick.

The seven teams representing Spain in European competitions were seeded, those being Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo.

That means in the last 32 they were drawn against the seven teams who advanced from Segunda Division B and Tercera Division, which are the third and fourth tiers respectively of Spanish football and the lowest levels at which clubs can enter the Copa del Rey, and there were no early upsets with all the big guns advancing comfortably.

Reserve teams who play in the league structure, such as Real Madrid Castilla and Barcelona B, are ineligible for the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique holds a miniature replica of the Copa del Rey as he celebrates victory in the 2016 final (Getty Images)
In the rounds of 32 and 16, the rule was that if clubs from different divisions were drawn against each other, the lower-ranked team would play at home first, but that did not apply to the quarter and semi-finals.

The final will be a one-off match and that was also the case for the first three rounds for the non-La Liga clubs which took place in August, September and October.

If the winners of the 2016-17 Copa del Rey have not otherwise qualified for European competition, they will be guaranteed a place in the Europa League group stage.

In the last 16, Barcelona lost the first leg 2-1 away to Athletic Bilbao even though their opponents were reduced to nine men for the last 10 minutes, but they turned the tie around with a 3-1 victory at Camp Nou.

Real Madrid bowed out of the competition in the quarter-finals when they lost 4-3 on aggregate to Celta Vigo, who faced Alaves for a place in the final. That tie was poised at 0-0 after the first leg but Alaves then won 1-0 at home to reach their first ever Copa del Rey final with a goal from winger Edgar Mendez.

2016-17 Copa del Rey fixtures 

Final (20:30 BST kick-off)

Saturday May 27 

Barcelona v Alaves


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2016-17 Copa del Rey fixtures - The full list of matches round-by-round

Barcelona are defending the Copa del Rey this season and will hope to lift the trophy yet again when they face Alaves in the final at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on May 27.

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