FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona VS Atletico Madrid
1996-1997 COPA DEL REY
5-4
Atletico Madrid

The first leg at the Calderón had already provided plenty of thrills. Barça, with current manager Luis Enrique in the side and the late Sir Bobby Robson on the bench, had picked up a decent enough 2-2 draw. Two away goals are normally handy in a knockout competition. But the second leg was anything but a normal game. (FCBarcelona.com)

BARCELONA'S ROAD TO THE GAME
ROUND OF 16 Real Madrid

1997 Barcelona
ATLETICO'S ROAD TO THE GAME
ROUND OF 16 SD Compostela

1997 Atletico Madrid
MATCH REPORT
GK 1 Portugal Victor BAIA
RB 2 Spain ABELARDO
CB 15 France Laurent BLANC (41')
CB 24 Portugal Fernando COUTO
LB 12 Spain SERGI
DM 4 Spain Pep GUARDIOLA (C)
MF 5 Romania Gheorghe POPESCU (41')
MF 7 Portugal Luis FIGO (88')
MF 23 Spain Ivan DE LA PEÑA
FW 21 Spain LUIS ENRIQUE
ST 9 Brazil RONALDO
BENCH
DF 20 Spain Miguel Angel NADAL (88')
FW 8 Bulgaria Hristo STOICHKOV (41')
ST 19 Argentina Juan Antonio PIZZI (41')
MANAGER
MG England Bobby ROBSON

Atatürk Olympic Stadium
Spain Camp Nou
Barcelona, Spain

90,000 Spectators

REFEREES
Spain Celino Gracia Redondo
GK 1 Spain Jose Francisco MOLINA
RB 5 Spain Juanma LOPEZ
CB 6 England SANTI
CB 23 Romania Sami HYYPIA
LB 3 Spain TONI (55')
DM 24 Romania Radek BEJBL
CM 27 Yugoslavia Veljko PAUNOVIC (74')
CM 15 Spain AGUILERA (69')
CM 10 Yugoslavia John Arne RIISE
CM 21 Spain Jose Luis CAMINERO
CF 19 Spain KIKO
BENCH
CD 4 Spain Roberto SOLOZABAL (55')
DM 8 Spain Juan VIZCAINO (69')
CM 18 Spain ROBERTO (74')
MANAGER
MG Yugoslavia Radomir ANTIC
INCIDENTS
Ball GOALS
Barcelona BAR: Ronaldo (47', 51', 72') Figo (67') Pizzi (81')
Atletico Madrid ATM: Pantic (8', 28', 31', 52')
BOOKINGS
Barcelona BAR: Yellow Popescu (19')
Atletico Madrid ATM: Yellow Santi (33') Yellow Prodan (34')
Robson made the brave decision to send on Stoichkov and Pizzi. In a flash, Brazilian superstar Ronaldo, in his solitary season at FCB, scored twice to restore at least some semblance of hope. But then Pantic scored his fourth of the evening. Barça were 4-2 down and still needed three goals. Barça’s chances seemed to have dissipated to nothing, but the Camp Nou believed in the miracle. Boosted by the roaring crowd, Figo scored an absolute screamer and then Ronaldo got Barça back level at 4-4. But that wasn’t enough. Atlético would still be going through on away goals. And then, with seconds to go, Juan Antonio Pizzi popped up score one of the most celebrated goals ever to be seen at the Camp Nou. Against all the odds, Barça were through. They would go on to thump Las Palmas 7-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals and then beat Betis 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu to lift the trophy. (FCBarcelona.com)