Celta-Barcelona and Numancia-Real Madrid in eighth of the Copa del Rey
Several Celtic players follow Barça Lionel Messi during the league match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo on December 2 at the Camp Nou stadium
FC Barcelona, the current Copa del Rey champion, will face Celta de Vigo in the last 16 of the competition, after the draw held on Tuesday in Madrid, while Real Madrid will play against Numancia, of the Second Division.
Celta, led by Barcelona’s exguardameta and Luis Enrique’s assistant in the Catalan club, Juan Carlos Unzue, became the first team to draw points from the Camp Nou in the Spanish league in a year, last weekend (2 -2).
The Galicians also surprised Real Madrid on their way to the semifinals last season, but Barcelona, which has not been eliminated by any team other than Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey since 2010, is still a favorite to move to the quarterfinals. , when also the return is in the Camp Nou.
Real Madrid will also play at home against Numancia, who eliminated Málaga in the round of 32.
The Lleida, Second B (Third category), which eliminated the Real Sociedad in the last round, will be measured in the second round at Atletico de Madrid.
The other Second B team that is still in competition, Formentera, will face last year’s finalist, Alavés.
Sevilla will have an Andalusian derby with Cádiz, of the Second Division, while Valencia will face Las Palmas. Two other first-round matches will be Leganés-Villarreal and Espanyol-Levante.
– Result of the draw (Ida between January 2 and 4, return on January 9 and 11):
Formentera – Alavés
Atlético de Madrid – Lleida Esportiu
Numancia – Real Madrid
Celta de Vigo – FC Barcelona
Cádiz – Seville
Leganés – Villarreal
Las Palmas – Valencia
Espanyol – Levante