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Copa del Rey: Barcelona & Real Madrid discover their opponents

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The top La Liga clubs in Spain will begin their 2021/22 Copa del Rey campaigns in January.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Athletic Club have discovered their next Copa del Rey opponents.

The four Spanish Super Cup teams were included in Friday’s Round of 32 draw in Pot One. They will be keen to avoid a similar fate that was bestowed upon fellow La Liga sides Alaves, Getafe, Granada, and Levante by lower league opposition in the previous round.

Perhaps the most noteworthy tie is Real Madrid facing Alcoyano again. Los Blancos will fancy a spot of revenge for this one, having lost 2-1 to the third-tier Spanish side last season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona kick-off the defense of their Copa del Rey title away to another third-tier club in Linares.

Copa del Rey Round of 32 draw

Below is the full list of fixtures for the next knockout stage.

Mancha RealvsAthletic Club
Rayo MajadahondavsAtletico Madrid
AlcoyanovsReal Madrid
Linares DeportivovsBarcelona
Atletico BalearesvsCelta Vigo
ValladolidvsReal Betis
MirandesvsRayo Vallecano
Sporting GijonvsVillarreal
LeganesvsReal Sociedad
Real ZaragozavsSevilla

When are the matches?

The Round of 32 fixtures are scheduled to take place between January 4 to 6.

The results from the previous round

Here is a quick recap of the results from the previous round in the tournament.