25 years have passed since FC Barcelona played a final at the Vincente Calderón. It was on April 26th 1986, against Zaragoza, Barça lost the title game by 0-1 (goal from Rubén Sosa). That was the last of the three finals that Barça has played, until now, at Atlético Madrid’s stadium. Barça also lost the first time they played there (0-4 against Real Madrid), while they won in their second attempt (3-1 against Sporting Gijón).
13th final at the Calderón
In total, this will be the 13th Cup final at the Vicente Calderón. The last time the Colchonero stadium hosted a championship match was in the 2007/08 season, where Valencia took on Getafe (3-1 to Los Che).
It will by Athletic Club’s third final at the Calderón. The Basques won their first championship match, in 1972/73, against Castellón (2-0). Four years later, Athletic Club lost to Betis in a penalty shootout (0-0 and 8-7 in the shootout).
Vicente Calderón, with a capacity of 54,837, was inaugurated in 1966.