Valencia Cup champion 'the end of the Senyera’

Valencia Cup champion 'the end of the Senyera’
Valencia initial formation in the final 79 with the great Kempes among others (Pinterest)

Last update January 7, 2020 by Javier Argudo

It is one of the most memorable Cup finals history especially, like is logic, valencianistas for fans. It was christened The end of the flag’ and he had as rivals Valencia CF y al Real Madrid.

That season was not being good for the Mestalla he did not have a good turnout nor the League nor the UEFA Cup. In the domestic tournament ended in a discreet seventh that left him out of European competition so I had to dump all their efforts on trying to win the Copa del Rey.

France coach Marcel Domingo He had started the campaign in the Valencia bench but was replaced by ‘Pasieguito’ who won the Cup title to save the team's season.

Meanwhile, the Real Madrid, doublet sought after proclaiming champion League. further, the Merengues had been able to beat Valencia in both league games so it was the favorite to lift the trophy.

Fightback against FC Barcelona

But nevertheless, all 'che’ He came in a great run of results in the knockout tournament. Having eliminated Girona Y Real society (one of the strongest teams of the time) in the first two rounds, I had to deal with the FC Barcelona.

In the first leg, played at the Camp Nou, the Barça He passed over the Valencia achieving a bulky 4-1 leaving the tie virtually doomed. But nevertheless, a sublime match back in Mestalla, goals from Diarte very beginning and Bonhof double by transforming two penalties forced overtime game (at that time the away goals not double value). Felman achieved the 4-0 final and ended the comeback in overtime leaving out the FC Barcelona team.

Alaves Y Valladolid They were the last two obstacles to reach the final. The Valencia He had no trouble apear team Mendizorroza a global marker 4-0. Pucelanos against itself is suffered more after winning in Mestalla by 2-0 and losing in vallisoletanas lands 2-1.

while the Real Madrid left out teams like Celtic, Real Zaragoza Y Sevilla for planting in the final to be disputed in the Vicente Calderón a 30 June 1979.


To the stadium Atletico traveled 25.000 valencianistas with all the enthusiasm put into bring the trophy to the city of Valencia as well was. Two goals from Mario Kempes, the first after dribbling Vicente del Bosque and the second, and at discount, after a great individual move, They were enough to bring the delirium tier Valencia.

That game made history club Mestalla as The end of the flag’ as it was the clothes that he wore the Valencia that formed with: Manzanedo, Botubot, Cerveró, Arias, Reel, Bonhof, Castellanos, Solsona, Saura, Felman y Kempes. He also played Tendillo.

Javier Argudo

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