Atlético travel to Las Palmas for Copa del Rey

Last season's finalists take on Las Palmas on 27 October

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Atlético Madrid will start the hunt for their tenth Copa del Rey on the Canary Islands.

We were drawn to Universidad de Las Palmas in the Cup, with the first leg being played on the Islands on 27 October.

The return leg is two weeks later in Madrid, on 10 November.

The visitors might decide to make it a holiday, because they face another Madrilenian team just three days earlier.

Las Palmas are part of the Segunda División B and are in the same group as Atlético second-string side. The two B teams meet in Madrid on 7 November, just ahead of the second leg in the cup tournament.

Atlético hope to reach as far in the Cup as they did last season, where we made it all the way to the final. In Barcelona we were beaten 2-0 by Sevilla.

If we advance we will face our next opponent in the second week of January.