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Catalan Derby Highlights Copa del Rey Quarter-Finals Draw

Copa del Rey title-holders Barcelona will meet Espanyol in a Catalan derby in the quarter-finals of this season’s tournament as Friday’s draw revealed the last-eight fixtures.

Real Madrid defeated Numancia to reach the quarters and will face Leganes in the next stage of the competition, while rivals Atletico Madrid are set to take on Sevilla in a two-legged duel between two top-flight titans.

Leganes already took out one of La Liga’s heavy hitters by edging Villarreal 2-2 in the round of 16, triumphing on away goals, but they have a far more daunting task in attempting to beat Los Merengues.

High-flying Valencia will have been pleased to draw Alaves, the lowest-placed team remaining in the Copa del Rey, although the latter will be in high spirits after beating Formentera 5-1 on aggregate in the last round.

The first-leg fixtures will take place on Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18, with the return legs scheduled a week later on Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25.

Copa del Rey quarter-final draw first leg:

Copa del Rey quarter-final draw second leg:

1 comment… add one
  • Abdullahi Danlami January 19, 2012, 12:42 am

    Barca was the best and still the best. Second league will going to be 3-0 in favur of Barcelona.

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