Zaragoza and Leganés will be the respective rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey to be played next week, also a single game. The Cultural, surprising executioner of Atlético in sixteenths, will face the current champion, Valencia, in the Kingdom of León, while Badajoz, also of Second B, will receive Granada.

In the round of eighth, 10 survivors of First Division, four of Second and two of Second B entered, the Leonese and La Paz team that eliminated Eibar on Thursday night. The hype matched in two duels to four ‘first’. Barcelona will receive Leganés at Camp Nou and Real Sociedad Osasuna in Anoeta, while Athletic will play Heliodoro Rodríguez against Tenerife, Sevilla against Mirandés in Anduva and Villarreal against Rayo in Vallecas.

Zaragoza, directed by Víctor Fernández, said goodbye in the previous tie to a ‘first’, Mallorca, who won 3-1 at La Romareda. In the previous two rounds Zaragoza eliminated two rivals of lower category, Socuéllamos (Third) and Nàstic (Second B).

In the case of Leganés, the Pepinero team that had no luck to be paired with Barça, and also with the match in the Barca field, eliminated Ebro de Segunda B on Thursday, 0-1 on Aragonese terrain.

Round of 16 Draw:


Cultural Leonesa-Valencia.


Zaragoza-Real Madrid.


Ray Vallecano-Villarreal.


Royal Society-Osasuna.



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