Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will face two teams from the First RFEF (third division), Alcoyano and Linares respectively, in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, according to the draw carried out this Friday, December 17 in Spain.
For the whites and the Catalans it will be their first tie in the Copa del Rey, as well as for Atlético de Madrid (Rayo Majadahonda) and Athletic Club (Atlético Mancha Real), the four teams that will play the Spanish Super Cup in January.
The qualifying rounds will be resolved to a single match, on the court of the lower category team, on January 4, 5 and 6.
The draw, conditioned since two first division teams could not face each other, and those of lower category had to cross with the four of the Super Cup, brought other crosses such as Zaragoza-Sevilla or Leganés-Real Sociedad.
The last edition of the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid was a disaster. Lost to him Alcoyano, 2-1 at El Collao, their rival’s stadium, which they will have to visit again this time.
Real Madrid will then have the opportunity to avenge the affront of last season, when that 2-1 defeat triggered doubts about then-French coach Zinedine Zidane.
It was a painful January 20. Alcoyano made Zidane’s team look very bad, which initially had Vinicius, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano in the lead, but seeing the result and the rival’s performance had to turn to Hazard, Marco Asensio and Benzema in the supplement.
The Alcoyano team, upon learning that they will face the team that was their victim in the last edition of the Copa del Rey, celebrated with everything and sent a clear message that it will not be easy for the white team this time.
💣 ABSOLUTE INSANITY 💣
– The Goal of Goal (@ElGolazoDeGol) December 17, 2021
In that game, Militao He overtook the meringues in the first half, then the player José Solbes, who no longer plays for this team, forced extra time with a goal in the 80th minute.
In overtime, in the 115th played, Juanan Casanova made the local delirium by sealing the pass to the round of 16. With one less player and with the spectacular saves by goalkeeper José Juan, this team managed to leave the whites on the road.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) December 17, 2021
However, the story is different now. Alcoyano crosses the path of the Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. The Madrid team now arrives as the leader of LaLiga and with a resounding step in the Champions League.
There is no longer Zidane, but Carlo Ancelotti, and most of the players who saw the painful defeat that time and which was described as a historical ridiculous.
The Alicante team, from Primera RFEF, will receive those from Carlo Ancelotti in the round of 32, after eliminating Levante on penalties in the second round.
🚨 OFFICIAL | SIXTEEN OF THE END OF THE KING’S CUP.
➡️ This is the result of the draw held this morning in the Ciudad del Fútbol of Las Rozas.
— RFEF (@rfef) December 17, 2021
The games of the teams that will also play the Spanish Super Cup will be played like this: Mancha Real-Athletic Club, Rayo Majadahonda-Atlético de Madrid, Alcoyano-Real Madrid and Linares Deportivo-FC Barcelona.
Pairings of the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, in parentheses category in which they compete:
- Atlético Mancha Real (4th) – Athletic Club (1st)
- Rayo Majadahonda (3rd) – Atlético de Madrid (1st)
- Alcoyano (3rd) – Real Madrid (1st)
- Linares Deportivo (3rd) – FC Barcelona (1st)
- Atlético Baleares (3rd) – Celta de Vigo (1st)
- Real Valladolid (2nd) – Real Betis (1st)
- Almería (2nd) – Elche (1st)
- Mirandés (2nd) – Rayo Vallecano (1st)
- Cartagena (2ª) – Valencia CF (1ª)
- Sporting Gijón (2nd) – Villarreal (1st)
- SD Eibar (2ª) – Mallorca (1ª)
- Fuenlabrada (2nd) – Cádiz (1st)
- Leganés (2nd) – Real Sociedad (1st)
- Girona (2ª) – Health (1ª)
- Zaragoza (2nd) – Sevilla FC (1st)
- Ponferradina (2ª) – Spanish (1ª)