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Cop del Rey Draw Sets Up Visit Of Minnows Cultural Leonesa To Bernabeu

copadelreyHolders Barcelona will play third division Hercules in the Copa del Rey round of 32 following Friday’s draw, which also paired Real Madrid with minnows Cultural Leonesa.

The competition’s format ensures the top six teams in La Liga last season meet the lowest ranked sides left in the last 32, the first round to involve teams from the top flight.

Formentera, the only representative from the fourth tier, will meet last season’s runners-up Sevilla.

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid will play Guijuelo from Salamanca province. Athletic Bilbao meet former La Liga mainstays Racing Santander and Villarreal face Toledo.

The first legs take place between November 29 and December 1, the second from December 20-22.

Real Madrid, expelled from the competition last season for fielding a suspended player, will play their games on October 28 and November 31 due to their participation in the Club World Cup.

Toledo v Villarreal
Formentera v Sevilla
Cultural Leonesa v Real Madrid
Hercules v Barcelona
Guijuelo v Atletico Madrid
Racing Santander v Athletic Bilbao
UCAM Murcia v Celta Vigo
Cordoba v Malaga
Real Valladolid v Real Sociedad
Huesca v Las Palmas
Nastic v Alaves
Alcorcon v Espanyol
Sporting Gijon v Eibar
Granada v Osasuna
Leganes v Valencia
Real Betis v Deportivo La Coruna

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  • Oladoke, Paul Olufemi May 23, 2016, 9:51 pm

    Sorry o, the Barcelona team will not play the European super cup. Seems you’re unaware that they’ll not win the Champions league this year
    Personally, I don’t see anything spectacular in what the Spanish teams are doing – gather all the available talents in other teams and kill them with a sledge hammer. I don’t believe in coaches who do such things . A coach is someone who makes do with what he has and turns them into Champions like what recently happened in Leicester City . No regards for those in the league of Gardiola, Mourinho, Henrike who set out to use
    money to buy all the available stars in the world and it will become obvious that no team can beat whatever side they put on the pitch. These are no coaches but conductors.

  • Raymond L. March 6, 2015, 6:22 am

    If Athletic Bilbao could park a bus and keep Barcelona’s three-headed monster at bay, they’d bring home the trophy. Otherwise, the odds seem to be favoring the Blaugrana.

    • David March 6, 2015, 8:30 am

      There hope I think Raymond is that between now and the end of the season that Barca’s three-headed monster as you put it, revert back to the form they had in the first half of the season or that Barca reach the Champions League final and lose focus on the cup.

  • Raymond L. January 21, 2015, 4:44 am

    If the first match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid was to be a sign for their upcoming match, I’d say that Barca has pretty much figured out Atletico. Not to mention that the team has been steamrolling over opponents in the past few weeks.

    My bet is with the Blaugrana this time.

    • David January 23, 2015, 2:05 pm

      The challenge I see Atletico having Raymond is that they have really struggled to score against Barca and I cannot see them scoring twice next week.

  • Abdullahi Danlami January 19, 2012, 12:42 am

    Barca was the best and still the best. Second league will going to be 3-0 in favur of Barcelona.

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