Copa del Rey draw in full: Barcelona and Real Madrid learn quarter-final fate

Copa del Rey draw in full: Barcelona and Real Madrid learn quarter-final fate
FC Barcelona and Sevilla will meet in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals as Real Madrid take on Girona.

In a repeat of last season’s final, which saw Barcelona score five without reply, against Los Rojiblancos will be looking for revenge after their big-stage humbling.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid will face a Girona side which they have scored 10 times against over their previous two meetings.

It’s a second trip to Madrid in as many rounds after Jose Bordalas masterminded victory over Atletico Madrid in the last-16 stage.

Getafe and Valencia meet in a repeat of the 2008 final as Espanyol and Real Betis.

Here is the Copa del Rey quarter-final draw in full

Real Madrid vs Girona
Getafe vs Valencia
Sevilla vs Barcelona
Espanyol vs Real Betis

Ahead of the draw, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) confirmed Barcelona will remain in the competition after it had rejected Levante’s complaint that the Catalan side fielded an ineligible player.

Levante said that Barca had played defender Juan ‘Chumi’ Brandariz in last week’s Copa del Rey last-16, first-leg game, which Levante won 2-1, when he was supposed to be serving a suspension.

A statement from the federation said the head of the competition, Carmen Perez, had rejected Levante’s complaint because it arrived after the 48-hour deadline.

“After studying the complaint and the corresponding allegations, the head of the competition has decided to maintain the result of the tie and keep Barcelona in the quarter-final draw,” the federation said.

Source: Evening Standard

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