Leganes face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Written by freshadmin2 on January 12, 2018
Modest La Liga outfit Leganes will face their mighty city rivals Real Madrid in their first appearance in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals in their 89-year existence.
Leganes from the Madrid suburbs were pitted against 19-time Cup winners Real in Friday’s draw having progressed to the last eight on away goals in their two-legged last 16 tie against Villarreal on Thursday.
Zinedine Zidane’s Real laboured to a 2-2 draw with Numancia on Wednesday to progress to the quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate.
Barcelona, who were watched by their new recruit from Liverpool Philippe Coutinho, cruised through 5-0 for a 6-1 aggregate beating of Celta Vigo, will face Espanyol.
Barca are seeking a 30th Spanish Cup success.
Atletico Madrid were drawn against Sevilla with Valencia up against Alaves.
The first legs are scheduled for January 16-18 with the return legs on January 23-25.
Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Leganes v Real Madrid
Espanyol v Barcelona
Atlético Madrid v Sevilla
Valencia v Alaves