TheIbizaand theUnionists of Salamanca, two of the surviving teams of Second Division B, will be the rivals ofBarcelonaand ofReal Madrid, respectively, in the round of 16 of theCopa del Rey, according to the draw held on Tuesday at the City of Soccer in Las Rozas.
The current champion of the Copa del Rey,Valencia will face Logroñés, which was already measured in the round of 32 of this tournament in the 2010/2011 campaign. On that occasion the set ché won 0-3 in the first leg and on the 4-1 lap in Mestalla.
Ibiza, which beat Albacete in the previous round on penalties, will face Barcelona, runner-up of the Cup last year.
The trip to Ibiza will be the first of Quique Setien as coach of Barcelona, since his debut as Barca coach will be at the Camp Nou against Granada this week.
Unionistas of Salamanca, of Second B and with a short history since its foundation in 2013, will fulfill his desire to receive Real Madrid after giving the surprise in the previous round eliminating Deportivo on penalties.
Born six years ago as a result of the split that resulted in the disappearance of the historic Salamanca Sports Union, he plays his matches at Las Pistas, an outdoor field of 4,000 spectators located about fifty meters from the Helmántico stadium, where he plays his matches on Salamanca CF UDS, its maximum rival.
A history of Spanish football,Cultural Leonesa, will receive Atlético de Madrid at the Estadio Real Reino de León, in his fourth showdown in the Copa del Rey.
The first cupper duel between the two occurred in the 1955/1956 campaign, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. On three occasions the Madrid team won.
TheEbro, for the second time in the round of 16, you will receiveLeganésof Mexican Javier Aguirre, who agreed to this round after overcoming first on penalties to Andorra and then Murcia.
TheBadalonaHe has established himself as the ‘Matagigantes’ of this Cup in the first rounds eliminating Oviedo and Getafe and will receive in his stadium one of the revelations of Primera, thePomegranate, who suffered to access sixteenths with the Tamaraceite.
Another Second B, theBadajoz, will be measured atEibar, which he has always faced in the silver division with a balance of six wins for the Basque team, eight draws and eight victories for the Extremadura team.
The last Second B team in the draw, the dean of Spanish football, theRecreativo de Huelva, you will receiveOsasuna, in a duel that in First one disputed in eight occasions. The last time they met was in 2015 in Second.
TheAthletic Bilbaowill be measured atElche, Second, more than fifty years after that 1969 final that won the Ilicitano team in the so-called Generalissimo Cup.
Curiously, Athletic will return to the same stage where he played just five weeks ago, when Intercity in San Juan asked Elche for Martínez Valero for his Cup match.
Second also continue five other teams.Rayo Vallecano will receive Betis, Mirandés at Celta de Vigo, Tenerife at Valladolid, Girona at Villarreal and Zaragoza at Mallorca.
In the First Duelsthey were paired theLift with Sevilla, with the precedent of the Valencians having won the Andalusian team in their only two previous clashes in 1928.
Both teams for more than ninety years that were not paired in the Cup, although this will be the first time they play a direct tie, since the only precedent between the two was in a league with other teams.
The round of 16 is completed with the duel between theReal Sociedad and Espanyol that will be played a single game in San Sebastian.
The Copa del Rey calendar
The dates of the next rounds are as follows:
Round of 16:January 22, 2020.
Round of 16:January 29, 2020.
Quarter finals:February 5, 2020.
Semifinals:February 12 and March 4, 2020.
Final:April 18, 2020.