Embattled La liga giants Barcelona will face Athletic Club in the round of the 16 of this year’s Copa del Rey. The draw for the prestigeous championship was made Friday afternoon throwing up eight absolutely intriguing ties.
Atletico Baleares will take on Valencia, Girona will take on Rayo Vallecano, Sporting Gijon will take on Cadiz, Elche will take on Real Madrid, Real Sociedad will take on Atletico Madrid, Real Betis will take on Sevilla, Athletic Club will take on Barcelona and Mallorca will battle Espanyol.
The tie of the round is undoubtedly El Gran Derbi, the battle between city rivals Betis and Sevilla. The game will be played at the Benito Villamarin and is sure to be an incredible occasion. Both sides are flying high this season Sevilla are in second place and Betis are eight points behind them in third.
Atletico Baleares – Valencia
Girona – Rayo Vallecano
Sporting Gijon – Cadiz
Elche – Real Madrid
Real Sociedad – Atletico Madrid
Real Betis – Sevilla
Athletic Club – Barcelona
Mallorca – Espanyol