2002 Copa del Rey Final
|Event||2001–02 Copa del Rey|
|Date||6 March 2002|
|Venue||Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid|
|Referee||Manuel Mejuto González|
7 °C (45 °F)
The 2002 Copa del Rey Final was the 100th final since its establishment. The match took place on 6 March 2002 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid. The match was contested by Real Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña, and it was refereed by Manuel Mejuto González. Deportivo lifted the trophy for the second time in their history with a 1–2 victory over Real Madrid.
6 March 2002
|Real Madrid||1 – 2||Deportivo La Coruña|
|Raúl 58'||Report|| Sergio 6'|
In popular culture
This match is commonly known in Spain as El Centenariazo. Real Madrid were expected to win the final comfortably as they were at the time one of the most competitive teams in Europe and the final was being played at their home ground, the Santiago Bernabéu. Everything was prepared so that after the victory Madrid could celebrate their 100 anniversary lifting this new trophy, and Real Madrid had even been founded on exactly the same day 100 years ago.
- Integral TVE broadcast video of the 2002 Copa del Rey Final at Youtube
- Review of the event at Marca.com