Cultural Leonesa-Barça, Ebro-Valencia, Sant Andreu-Atlético and Melilla-Real Madrid are the most outstanding pairings in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey. Other clashes are Villanovense-Sevilla, Almeria-Villarreal and Racing Santander-Betis. This last crossing will mean the return to the stadium of the Sardinero of Quique Setién, where he played 12 seasons and took a season on his bench. The round of sixteen will be played from October 30 to November 1, and the return from December 4 to 6.
Melilla leads the classification of group IV of Segunda B, with 19 points and full of victories (4) at home. Its president, Luis Manuel Rincon, did not hide the satisfaction after the draw held at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation. "We are in a cloud, I have about 1,500 missed calls, at a request of three tickets each, we lose the capacity," he said smiling. For his part, the director of Institutional Relations of the white club, Emilio Butragueño, said that this will be "the first official match" in the autonomous city. "This competition is full of surprises and we will have to be attentive to all the details," he added. The Madrid will travel to Melilla the week after the classic that at the Camp Nou.
The Cultural Leonesa and Barça already met in the same round of the Cup in the 2009-2010 season, with Guardiola on the Barça bench. The culé team won by a global 7-0 (0-2 in the first leg thanks to a double by Pedro).
In the preliminary phase to these sixteenth finals, the Leonese Culture eliminated Lorca (0-3); the Ebro, to Lleida (2-1); Sant Andreu, Calahorra (1-0); and Melilla, to Ontiyent (2-0).
Sant Andreu-Atlético de Madrid
Sporting de Gijón-Eibar