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04.01.2010 11:55

Cup history favours Barça

Jesús Carrillo

Tuesday night’s match against Sevilla will be the 12th time the two sides have been drawn together in the Spanish Cup. Barça have emerged victorious from 8 of those ties.

sevilla-fcb_x5x.jpgBarça and Sevilla last met in the Cup in January 2008. The first leg, played in Sevilla ended 1-1 while the return leg in the Camp Nou was goalless. So Frank Rijkaard’s Barça side qualified on the away goals rule.

The Dream Team

In the 1990/91 season, the Barça team managed by Johan Cruyff eliminated Sevilla in the quarterfinals. The aggregate score was 7-0, Barça scoring 4 in Sevilla and then 3 in the Camp Nou.

Only three wins for Sevilla

BARxA_1_SEVILLA_0_xCOPA_1973x.jpgThe competition has had a variety of names over its history. Barça and Sevilla first met in the 1918/19 season, when it was known as the Copa Alfonso XIII. It then changed to the Copa Presidente and, later, the Copa del Generalísimo. Sevilla have beaten Barça in three ties – in 1944, 1946 and 1973. The rest have been won by Barça - in 1919, 1922, 1929, 1934, 1942, 1951, 1991 and 2008.

In total, Barça have won 15 of the Cup matches against Sevilla, drawn 3 and lost 4. In the 22 matches played, Barça have scored 49 goals and conceded 28.
Photos: Archive FCB
Photos: Archive FCB
In Europe as well
In the 1995/96 season, FC Barcelona and Sevilla met in R16 of the UEFA Cup. Barça qualified for the next round thanks to an aggregate score of 4-1. The Rumanian playmaker Hagi got Barça’s goal in the 1-1 draw in Sevilla while in the Camp Nou goals from Bakero, Popescu and a great goal from Roger García clinched the tie. The current Barça goalkeeping coach, .Juan Carlos Unzué, was in goal for the Andaluses.

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