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Camp Nou hosting one legged CDR game for first time

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Pin Barca will be playing their first Copa game at the Camp Nou excluding finals. EFE
Barca will be playing their first Copa game at the Camp Nou excluding finals. EFE

Camp Nou hosting one legged CDR game for first time

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Barca are hosting Leganes in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on a historic occasion: for the first time ever, a one legged Copa del Rey tie will be played at the Camp Nou if we exclude the final of the competition.

The Camp Nou opened in 1957 and since then there have been lots of historic events. Great matches, finals and many of the best footballers of all time. 

Therefore, it is surprising that the Camp Nou will see something different after 63 years. And the thing is the Barca v Leganes game this Thursday means something historic at the Camp Nou: it will be the first one legged Copa del Rey game to be played at the stadium. 

The games this season have been played in the stadium of the lower ranked side, but from this round onwards, an all La Liga tie was possible. In this situation, the luck of the draw determines who is the home team and Barca's came out first. 

In the case of Barcelona, there is only one previous game and you have to go back to 24th April 1949 for that. Then the competition was called Copa del Generalisimo and Barca, coached by the Uruguayan Enrique Fernandez, were playing at Les Corts

That day, Barca faced Girona (Gerona at the time) in the last 16 of the Copa, a match they won 9-0. Nicolau scored a hat-trick, Seguer and Canal got two each while Marcos Aurelio and Basora also got on the scoresheet. 

The truth is that one off ties at the Camp Nou are not very common at all if we exclude finals. The Fairs Cup match versus Leeds in 1971 (2-1) and the Champions League semi-final against Porto in 1994 (3-0). 

 

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