MADRID, 7 Jan. (.) –
Real Madrid will face Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, a tie still in a single match and that will take place on January 17, 18 and 19, while FC Barcelona will travel to Ceuta and Atlético de Madrid will face Levante in the Ciutat de València.
The draw held in the Luis Aragonés Hall of the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas (Madrid) crossed whites and yellows precisely on the same day that they will face each other in LaLiga Santander. The appearance of the ball from the Castellón club first determined that the duel be played at the Estadio de la Cerámica.
The two teams have not met in a cup match since 1999, when the team then led by Guus Hiddink won both the first leg (2-0) at the Santiago Bernabéu and the second leg at El Madrigal (0-2). , with a double from Fernando Morientes in each of them.
For their part, the Catalans will travel to the autonomous city for the third time in their history to face the Ceuta, who they already left out of the ‘ko’ tournament in 2001 and 2010, this last time with Pep Guardiola on the bench . At the Alfonso Murube, the RFEF Primera team already gave the bell and eliminated Elche this week.
Meanwhile, Atlético will travel to the capital of Turia to face one of the three LaLiga SmartBank teams that are still in contention, Levante, who in the round of 16 left out another First Division like Getafe.
The other representatives of Segunda, Real Sporting de Gijón -the executioner of Rayo Vallecano- and Deportivo Alavés -who eliminated Real Valladolid-, will be the rivals of Valencia and Sevilla, who will have to travel to El Molinón-Enrique Castro ‘Quini’ and Mendizorrotza, respectively.
In addition, the draw has provided, apart from Villarreal-Real Madrid, three other clashes between First Divisions: Real Betis-Osasuna -cup final of the year 2005-, Real Sociedad-RCD Mallorca and Athletic Club-RCD Espanyol.
The crosses, still a single match and already with the presence of the video arbitration (VAR) system, will be played on January 17, 18 and 19, the week after the Spanish Super Cup is held in Saudi Arabia.
–QUALIFIERS OF EIGHTH OF THE COPA DEL REY.
AD Ceuta – FC Barcelona.
Levante UD – Atletico Madrid.
Real Sporting de Gijon – Valencia CF.
Deportivo Alaves – Sevilla FC.
Real Betis – CA Osasuna.
Villarreal CF – Real Madrid.
Real Sociedad – RCD Mallorca.
Athletic Club – RCD Espanyol.