MADRID – Atlético Mancha Real-Athletic de Bilbao, Rayo Majadahonda – Atlético de Madrid, Alcoyano – Real Madrid, Linares Deportivo – Barcelona and Atlético Baleares – Celta Vigo are some of the pairings for the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, according to The draw held this Friday in the Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas (Madrid).
The only team that remains of the Second RFEF, Atlético Mancha Real, prolongs its dream cupbearer by receiving a classic of the competition, Athletic Club de Bilbao, which begins its journey warned of the dangers of the Jaén team, which in the second round eliminated Granada.
Alcoyano, the executioner of Real Madrid in the last edition of the Cup, will once again face each other with the white team, who hope not to relive the nightmare night of January 20, when they were defeated 2-1 by the First team. RFEF and that gave way to a serious crisis in the team then led by Zinedine Zidane.
Atlético de Madrid will not have to travel for their debut in the competition since they will face Rayo Majadahonda, with whom they share training facilities. Even so, the team led by Argentine Diego Simeone will have to be careful with the Majariego team, which in the second round got rid of Málaga.
The current champion of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona, begins his path in the competition against Linares Deportivo, which in the last two rounds managed to beat Nástic de Tarragona and Alavés.
With the euphoria for the defeat dispatched to Getafe (5-0), Atlético Baleares, also from the First RFEF, hopes not to wake up from the cupbearer’s dream and strike again against a Celta de Vigo who must take note of the virtues of the team Balearic.
The rest of the confrontations are all between Second and First teams, among which are some of the most important matches between historical teams of the highest category, such as Real Zaragoza and Sevilla and Real Valladolid and Real Betis.
The draw also saw the return of Andoni Iraola, currently Rayo Vallecano’s coach, to the Anduva stadium to face Mirandés, with whom he reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey when he was coach of the Burgos team.
The pairings of the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey are as follows:
Atlético Mancha Real – Athletic Club de Bilbao
Rayo Majadahonda – Atlético de Madrid
Alcoyano – Real Madrid
Linares Deportivo – Barcelona
Atlético Baleares-Celta de Vigo
Real Valladolid – Real Betis
Almería – Elche
Mirandés – Rayo Vallecano
Cartagena – Valencia
Sporting de Gijón – Villarreal
Eibar – Mallorca
Fuenlabrada – Cádiz
Leganés – Real Sociedad
Girona – Osasuna
Zaragoza – Seville
Ponferradina – Espanyol
The qualifying rounds will be played in a single match on January 4, 5 and 6, 2022.