R.C.D Espanyol and Real Betis Balompié face each other in a Copa del Rey quarter-final match in which visitors leave as favorites. The Rubi come to fit a hard 3-0 in Eibar after rotating the template for this confrontation. Today, the coach goes with everything: Borja Iglesias, Piatti, Darder or Rosales, who were substitutes before the Basque team, today appear as starters to look for a competition that has been choking for 13 years.
Those of Setién, on the other hand, have an 11 something more different from the usual one. Neither Lo Celso, Joaquín, Javi García, Francis nor Junior will be on the starting line for different reasons; Junior and Francis for dragging annoyances; Joaquín and Javi García due to illness; and Lo Celso by sanction. Setién also called some homegrown players: Julio Alonso, Edgar Gonzalez, Wilfrid Kaptoum and Paul Akouokou.