Atleti handed tough draw in Copa del Rey

Ties against Barcelona and Real Madrid could stand in our way

Atleti won the Copa del Rey in 2013

Atleti won the Copa del Rey in 2013

Atlético Madrid face a very tough task if they are to reach the semi-finals of this season’s Copa del Rey, with familiar opponents standing in their path.

With the round of 32 match against CE L’Hospitalet to contend with first, Atleti could then have to face Real Madrid in the round of 16.

If we can best our fierce rivals across two legs, it looks like we would have to face another team from Catalonia, although this one has a little more prestige.

If they can see off the challenge of SD Huesca, Vallodolid or Elche, it would be Barcelona standing in our way of the semi-finals.

Possible final opponents would include Malaga, Deportivo, Valencia and Sevilla.

First though, we will have to contend with L’Hospitalet, a team who play in the same tier of football as Atlético’s reserve side, the Segunda B.

The first leg is away from home, and will be played at the Estadi La Feixa Llarga, which has an artificial pitch, on Wednesday the 3rd of December.

We then welcome the minnows to the Vicente Calderón a fortnight later, on the 17th of December.

If Real Madrid can beat Cornella, it sets up a repeat of last year’s semi-final, which saw us lose 5-0 on aggregate.

You can see the entire draw below. (copyright

Copa del Rey draw

What do you think of our draw in the Copa del Rey? Are you confident we can keep up the successes of previous years?

  • The top teams of last year should be at either end of the bracket. Random is not always the best of ideas.

  • I am with random draws in cup competitions to give a chance to smaller teams, ESPECIALLY in Spain where they already have a very boring league and they obviously don’t need another boring competition, and that what Copa del Rey has become in the last 4 seasons

  • If that derby happened, it will be on January 7th & January 14th
    Guess which stadium are we going to visit in between, on January 11th ?!
    The Camp Nou !

    Rotation is a must Cholo
    And I think he knows that and he is working on it, on Sunday Gimenez will probably start instead of Miranda, something I asked for after Valencia game and a lot of you agreed with me,
    the kid was a part of the XI in the rehearsal game for Espanyol in the the last training, along with : Moya, Juanfran, Godin, Ansaldi, Gabi, Mario, Arda, Koke, RG8 & Mandzukic

    I really think he can compete very hard with Miranda for his spot, just like Saul is doing with Mario