The 2020-2021 Copa del Rey (ESPCUP1) is the most prestigious football club tournament in Spain. All 20 teams from La Liga (ESP1) and 21 teams from the Segunda División (ESP2) will participate. The winner of the 2020-2021 ESPCUP1 receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa League. The Final will be held on 17 April 2021.
In all "knockout matches", if a match ends in a tie after regulation time, two 15-minute extra time periods are played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held. For the Semifinals, if the aggregate score is tied at the end of the 2nd leg, the team with the most away goals advances. If still tied after applying the Away Goals Rule, two 15-minute extra time periods are played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out is held.
Leagues Pyramid - Spain
|ESP1||La Liga Santander||20|
|ESP2||LaLiga 1|2|3 (Segunda División)||22|
|ESP3||Segunda División B||80|
|Stage||# Teams||New Teams Entering This Round||Teams From Previous Round||Format|
|Preliminary Round||20||20 Regional Leagues group winners||None||10 Knockout matches|
|1st Round||112||16 ESP1 teams, 22 ESP2 teams, 28 ESP3 teams, 32 ESP4 teams, 4 Copa Federacíon Semifinalists||10 Preliminary Round winners||56 Knockout matches|
|2nd Round||56||None||56 winners from 1st Round||28 Knockout matches|
|Round of 32||32||4 ESP1 teams playing in the Supercopa de España||28 winners from 2nd Round||16 Knockout matches|
|Round of 16||16||None||16 winners from Round of 32||8 Knockout matches|
|Quarterfinals||8||None||8 winners from Round of 16||4 Knockout matches|
|Semifinals||4||None||4 winners from Quarterfinals||2 sets of Home/Away matches, highest aggregate goals advances|
|Final||2||None||2 winners from Semifinals||1 Knockout match played at a neutral site|
Round of 32