2015–16 Copa del Rey

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Copa del Rey
Country Spain
Teams 83
Champions Barcelona (28th title)
Runners-up Sevilla
Matches played 111
Goals scored 319 (2.87 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Munir El Haddadi
Lionel Messi
Luis Suárez
John Guidetti
Álvaro Negredo
(5 goals each)

The 2015–16 Copa del Rey was the 114th staging of the Copa del Rey. Going into the tournament, the winners were assured a place for the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group Stage. However, since the two finalists, Barcelona and Sevilla, both qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, respectively by winning the 2015–16 La Liga title and the 2015–16 Europa League, the cup winner's place in the 2016–17 Europa League group stage instead passed to the fifth-place team in La Liga, Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona entered as the defending champions after winning the 2014–15 edition. They defeated Sevilla 2–0 in the final, winning their 28th title.

Schedule and format

Round Draw date Date Fixtures Clubs Format details
First round 21 July 2015[1] 2 September 2015 18 83 → 65 New entries: Clubs participating in Tercera and Segunda División B will gain entry.
Byes: Six teams from Segunda División B will receive a bye.
Opponents seeding: Teams will face each other according to proximity criteria.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Copa Federación qualification: losers will qualify for 2015–16 Copa Federación, National phase.
Second round 9 September 2015 22 65 → 43 New entries: Clubs participating in Segunda División will gain entry.
Byes: One Segunda División team will receive a bye.
Opponents seeding: Segunda División teams will face each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Third round 18 September 2015 14 October 2015 11 43 → 32 Byes: One team from Segunda División B or Tercera División and another from Segunda División, which previously didn't receive a bye, will receive one.
Opponents seeding: Segunda División teams will face each other.
Local team seeding: Draw of lots.
Knock-out tournament type: Single match
Round of 32 16 October 2015[2] 2 December 2015 16 32 → 16 New entries: Clubs participating in La Liga will gain entry.
Opponents seeding: The seven teams from La Liga which qualified for 2015–16 UEFA competitions, will face the remaining seven teams from Segunda División B and Tercera División.
The five Segunda División teams will play against La Liga teams.
The eight remaining La Liga teams will face each other.
Local team seeding: First leg at home of team in lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
16 December 2015
Round of 16 18 December 2015 6 January 2016 8 16 → 8 Opponents seeding: First leg at home for the team in the lower division.
Local team seeding: First leg at home of the team in the lower division.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
13 January 2016
Quarter-finals 15 January 2016 [3] 20 January 2016 4 8 → 4 Opponents seeding: Draw of lots.
Local team seeding: Luck of the draw.
Knock-out tournament type: Double match
27 January 2016
Semifinals 29 January 2016 3 February 2016 2 4 → 2
10 February 2016
Final 22 May 2016 1 2 → 1 Single match, stadium TBD by RFEF.
UEFA Europa League qualification: winner will qualify for 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, group stage.
Notes
  • Double-match rounds enforce away goals rule, single-match rounds do not.
  • Games ending in a tie will be decided in extra time; and if it persists, by a penalty shootout.

Qualified teams

The following teams competed in the 2015–16 Copa del Rey.

20 teams of 2014–15 La Liga

21 teams of 2014–15 Segunda División (Barcelona B is excluded for being a reserve team):

24 teams of 2014–15 Segunda División B: the top five teams of each of the 4 groups (excluding reserve teams) and the four with the highest number of points out of the remaining non-reserve teams:

18 teams of 2014–15 Tercera División, champions of each one of the 18 groups (or at least the ones with the highest number of points within their group since reserve teams are excluded):

First round

The draw for First and Second round was held on 21 July 2015 at 13:00 CEST in La Ciudad del Fútbol, RFEF headquarters, in Las Rozas, Madrid.[1] In this round, 37 teams from 2015–16 Segunda División B and 5 from 2015–16 Tercera División teams gained entry. In the draw, firstly six teams from Segunda División B will receive a bye and then, the remaining teams this league and teams from Tercera División will face according to proximity criteria by next groups:

Pot 1
Group 1
Pot 2
Group 2
Pot 3
Group 3
Pot 4
Group 4
Segunda División B:
Arandina
Cultural Leonesa
Compostela
Guijuelo
Peña Sport
Pontevedra
Racing Ferrol
Racing Santander
Tudelano
UD Logroñés

Tercera División:
Condal
Laredo
Varea
Segunda División B:
Barakaldo
Ebro
Guadalajara
Mensajero
Portugalete
Rayo Majadahonda
Real Unión
Socuéllamos
Talavera de la Reina
Segunda División B:
Alcoyano
Hércules
Huracán Valencia
Lleida
Reus Deportiu
Sabadell

Tercera División:
Ascó
Castellón
Formentera
Segunda División B:
Algeciras
Cádiz
Jumilla
Linares
Linense
Melilla
Mérida
Murcia
Recreativo
UCAM Murcia
Villanovense

Second round

In the second round teams from Segunda División play among themselves and teams from Segunda División B and Tercera play separately. Zaragoza received a bye for the third round.

Third round

  • Huesca received a bye for the Round of 32.

Final phase

The draw for the Round of 32 was held on October 16, 2015, in La Ciudad del Fútbol. In this round, all La Liga teams entered the competition.

Round of 32 pairings were as follows: the seven remaining teams participating in Segunda División B faced the La Liga teams which qualified for European competitions. The five remaining teams participating in Segunda División faced five La Liga teams which did not qualify for European competitions. The remaining eight La Liga teams will face each other. In matches involving teams from different league tiers, the team in the lower tier will play the first leg at home. This rule will also be applied in the Round of 16, but not for the Quarter-finals and Semi-finals, in which the order of legs will be based on the luck of the draw.

Pot 1
Segunda División B
Pot 2
European competitions
Pot 3
Segunda División
Pot 4
Rest of Primera División
Barakaldo
Cádiz
Huesca
Linense
Reus Deportiu
Villanovense
UD Logroñés
Barcelona (TH)
Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid
Valencia
Sevilla
Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal
Almería
Leganés
Llagostera
Mirandés
Ponferradina
Betis
Celta Vigo
Deportivo La Coruña
Eibar
Espanyol
Getafe
Granada
Las Palmas
Levante
Málaga
Rayo Vallecano
Real Sociedad
Sporting Gijón


Bracket

 
Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                                                       
 
 
 
 
Linense 0 0 0
 
 
 
Athletic Bilbao 2 6 8
 
Athletic Bilbao 3 1 4
 
 
 
Villarreal 2 0 2
 
Huesca 3 0 3
 
 
 
Villarreal 2 2 4
 
Athletic Bilbao 1 1 2
 
 
 
Barcelona 2 3 5
 
Villanovense 0 1 1
 
 
 
Barcelona 0 6 6
 
Barcelona 4 2 6
 
 
 
Espanyol 1 0 1
 
Levante 1 1 2
 
 
 
Espanyol 1 2 3
 
Barcelona 7 1 8
 
 
 
Valencia 0 1 1
 
Barakaldo 1 0 1
 
 
 
Valencia 1 2 3
 
Valencia 4 3 7
 
 
 
Granada 0 0 0
 
Leganés 2 0 2
 
 
 
Granada (a) 1 1 2
 
Valencia 1 1 2
 
 
 
Las Palmas 1 0 1
 
Ponferradina 3 0 3
 
 
 
Eibar 0 4 4
 
Eibar 2 2 4
 
 
 
Las Palmas 3 3 6
 
Las Palmas 2 1 3
 
 
 
Real Sociedad 1 1 2
 
Barcelona 2
 
 
 
Sevilla 0
 
Real Betis 2 3 5
 
 
 
Sporting Gijón 0 3 3
 
Real Betis 0 0 0
 
 
 
Sevilla 2 4 6
 
Logroñés 0 0 0
 
 
 
Sevilla 3 2 5
 
Sevilla 2 3 5
 
 
 
Mirandés 0 0 0
 
Mirandés 2 1 3
 
 
 
Málaga 1 0 1
 
Mirandés 1 3 4
 
 
 
Deportivo 1 0 1
 
Llagostera 1 1 2
 
 
 
Deportivo 2 1 3
 
Sevilla 4 2 6
 
 
 
Celta Vigo 0 2 2
 
Cádiz 1 w/o
 
 
 
Real Madrid 3
 
Cádiz 0 0 0
 
 
 
Celta Vigo 3 2 5
 
Almería 1 0 1
 
 
 
Celta Vigo 3 1 4
 
Celta Vigo 0 3 3
 
 
 
Atlético Madrid 0 2 2
 
Rayo Vallecano (a) 2 1 3
 
 
 
Getafe 0 3 3
 
Rayo Vallecano 1 0 1
 
 
 
Atlético Madrid 1 3 4
 
Reus Deportiu 1 0 1
 
 
Atlético Madrid 2 1 3
 

Round of 32

First leg

Second leg

Round of 16

First leg

Second leg

Quarter-finals

First leg

Second leg

Semi-finals

First leg

Second leg

Final

Top goalscorers

Rank Player[6] Club Goals
1 Spain Álvaro Negredo Valencia 5
Sweden John Guidetti Celta Vigo
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona
Spain Munir El Haddadi Barcelona
Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona
6 Spain Abdón Prats Mirandés 4
Spain Alain Arroyo Barakaldo
Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo
Brazil Neymar Barcelona
9 Spain José Cutillas Villanovense 3
France Kévin Gameiro Sevilla
France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid
Denmark Michael Krohn-Dehli Sevilla
Spain Sandro Ramírez Barcelona
Spain Iñaki Williams Athletic Bilbao

References

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  4. "Osasuna, eliminado de la Copa del Rey por alineación indebida" (in Spanish). El País. 15 September 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Real Madrid thrown out of Copa Del Rey for fielding ineligible player". SkySports.com. 4 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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