The Copa del Rey Quarterfinal matches were drawn, where Barcelona-Athletic stands out.
Athletic Club–Barcelona y Atletico Madrid–Sevilla They are the star pairings of the Quarter finals from Copa del Reyaccording to the draw held this Friday at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation, which also crossed Celta with the Real society y al Mallorca with the Girona.
He Athletic reaches the quarterfinals after eliminating Rubí, Cayón, Eibar and Alavés. Now they will seek their place in the semifinals for the fifth consecutive season and continue their intractable streak of victories in single-game playoffs since they have not lost any since the implementation of this format in the 2019/2020 campaign.
The rival that will visit San Mamés is Barcelona, the most successful team in the competition with 31 titles, eight more than Athletic. The Barça team, after eliminating Barbastro and Unionistas de Salamanca, both of lower category, hopes to resolve the tie that last occurred in the round of 16 of the 2021/2022 campaign and that fell to the Basque side.
Atlético de Madrid, after eliminating the last champion, the Real Madridwill receive Sevilla in its stadium, which will visit the Metropolitano in search of a victory that will give it a place in the semifinals, something that it has not achieved since 2021, four years less than the red and white team, which does not reach the four best in the competition since 2017.
Sevilla has not defeated Atlético de Madrid on the road in an official match for fifteen years, both at the Vicente Calderón and at the Metropolitano, although the last time they beat the red and whites in the Cup was in the final at the Camp Nou, in 2010.
The Cup draw has also led to a repeat of the league duel on this next day between Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad, so both teams will face each other in less than a week at the same venue, Balaídos.
This will be the eighth time that Celta and Real Sociedad meet in the Cup with a balance of two victories for the Galician team and five for the San Sebastian team.
The League leader, Girona, will visit Mexican Javier Aguirre's Mallorca, in a tie with a single precedent. It was in 1949, in the fifth round and the Catalan team won it.
The single-match matches will be played on January 23, 24 and 25.