Albacete first opponent in the Copa del Rey

Atlético's cup campaign kicks off in December

Fernando Torres against Albacete in 2005(

Fernando Torres against Albacete in 2005

Atlético Madrid will face Albacete in the next round of the Copa del Rey.

The RFEF’s draw on Friday tied Atleti to the side who were last active in the Liga BBVA in the 2004/05 season, when they finished dead last.

Since then, Albacete have been relegated once more and they currently occupy 5th place in Spain’s third division, a league which also features Atlético B.

On their way to the Round of 32, Albacete beat Real Jaén (1-0) and Alavés (1-0), while la Liga teams only enter the tournament now.

The first leg will be played at the Carlos Belmonte stadium on the 8th of December.

The return leg at the Vicente Calderón on the 21st will be our last match of the calender year.

  • 92

    Can’t wait for this match, I hope Manzano lines up a lot of canteranos starting with Joel, and if we defeat Albacete by a large margin on the first leg, we could even line up the B team for the return leg!, that would be awesome!, playing only with canteranos!.

  • starvs

    92, check the arrangement of your horse and cart.

    That’d be great though.