Dream draw for minnows as big guns enter competition – Copa del Rey last-32 draw

Dream draw for minnows as big guns enter competition – Copa del Rey last-32 draw

October 19, 2018 0 By Campbell Finlayson

The draw for the last-32 of the Copa del Rey took place at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation in Las Rozas on Friday morning.

All 20 La Liga sides join the competition at this stage with the seven European representatives facing the lowest ranked teams in the competition while the other 13 face sides from La Liga 123 or their fellow La Liga teams.

Holders Barcelona have been drawn against Cultural Leonesa who play their football in Group one of Segunda B while Real Madrid face a trip to the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla in the north of Morocco to take on local side UD Melilla.

Atl├ętico Madrid face the lowest ranked team in the competition, Sant Andreu who play their games in the Tercera Division, the fourth tier of Spanish football. The fourth Champions League side, Valencia, will take on Ebro.

Europa League sides Real Betis and Sevilla face Racing Santander and Villanovense respectively while Villarreal take on Segunda side Almeria.

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad is arguably the standout tie of the round and one of four all La Liga clashes in the draw. Among the other three is a Madrid derby between Leganes and Rayo Vallecano while Athletic Bilbao take on Huesca and Alaves face Girona.

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The ties take place over two legs and have been provisionally scheduled for the 31st of October and 5th of December but will likely take place over the days in and around those dates.

Copa del Rey Last-32 draw in full

CyD Leonesa vs Barcelona

Ebro vs Valencia

Sant Andreu vs Atl├ętico Madrid

UD Melilla vs Real Madrid

Villanovense vs Sevilla

Racing Santander vs Real Betis

Almeria vs Villarreal

Mallorca vs Real Valladolid

Cadiz vs Espanyol

Sporting vs Eibar

Lugo vs Levante

Cordoba vs Getafe

Athletic Bilbao vs Huesca

Alaves vs Girona

Leganes vs Rayo Vallecano

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad