Copa del Rey “Round of 16” draw

by Lorraine Williamson

FOOTBALL –  The draw for the round of 16 in the 2022/23 Copa del Rey was carried out today at the Spanish Football Federation in Madrid. Over 32,000 watched the stream live.

The round of 16 will be single-elimination matches. If there is no winner after 90 minutes, the games will move on to extra time and penalties if necessary.

The games are due to be played on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, and Thursday 19 of January.

The draw

The draw was as follows:

Cogesa Expats
  • AD Ceuta v Barcelona
  • Levante v Atletico Madrid
  • Sporting v Valencia
  • Alavés v Sevilla
  • Real Betis v Osasuna
  • Villarreal v Real Madrid
  • Real Sociedad v Mallorca
  • Athletic Club v Espanyol

the round of 16

The matches

The match schedules for the round of 16 have yet to be confirmed.

Copa del Rey

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is the organiser of the Copa del Rey. It is the oldest national football cup competition in Spain and one of the oldest in the world. The competition is open to all teams in Spanish football. This includes professional clubs in La Liga and Segunda División, as well as amateur clubs in the lower divisions.

The format of the competition has changed over the years. Currently it consists of a preliminary round, followed by four rounds of two-legged ties, and a final played at a neutral venue. The winner of the Copa del Rey qualifies for the Supercopa de España and the UEFA Europa League.


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