Barcelona Draws Murcia in Copa del Rey


Barcelona will begin the defence of the Spanish Copa del Rey with a tie against third-tier Murcia after Thursday’s draw for the last 32.

Barca, who has won the trophy in each of the last three seasons, will go to Murcia’s Nueva Condomina Stadium for the first leg during the last week in October with the return at the Camp Nou in late November.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid can look forward to a local derby against Fuenlabrada, a club from the suburbs of the Spanish capital who compete in the third tier.

Fuenlabrada is the hometown of Fernando Torres and their stadium, where they will host Madrid in the first leg next month, is named after the Atletico Madrid legend.

Atletico have been drawn against Elche of the third tier while Sevilla face Cartagena.

Copa del Rey round of 32 draw:

Cartagena v Sevilla
Elche v Atletico Madrid
Murcia v Barcelona
Fuenlabrada v Real Madrid
Formentera v Athletic Bilbao
Lleida v Real Sociedad
Ponferradina v Villarreal
Real Zaragoza v Valencia
Numancia v Malaga
Valladolid v Leganes
Cadiz v Betis
Tenerife v Espanyol
Getafe v Alaves
Deportivo de La Coruna v Las Palmas
Girona v Levante
Eibar v Celta Vigo

First legs October 24-26, second legs November 28-30