18 top tier, six 2nd tier and eight 3rd tier sides in Copa del Rey draw
The new Copa del Rey continues. In the last round teams such as Getafe (from La Liga while Alavés were knocked out in the round before), Deportivo and Las Palmas were knocked out.
There weren't as many shocks as the first round, but the format allows it and the smaller teams go into the next round hoping to face a big team.
In this round, the 4 teams that played in the Spanish Super Cup are in it: Barcelona, Valencia, Real Madrid, and Atlético. All of them will face a team form the 3rd tier.
And the knockout tie, in all cases, will be played at the stadium of the team from the lower tier. Badalona are the biggest giant-killers after beating Oviedo and Getafe. Cultural Leonesa and Logroñés beat Huesca and Cadiz respectively. But any team could cause an upset.
The 32 teams in the next round are:
18 from Primera División: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético, Valencia, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Athletic, Villarreal, Granada, Levante, Osasuna, Betis, Valladolid, Eibar, Celta, Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol.
6 from Segunda División: Real Zaragoza, Mirandés, Rayo, Tenerife, Elche and Girona.
8 from Segunda B: Ebro, Ibiza, Badajoz, Badalona, Cultural Leonesa, Recreativo, Unionistas and Logroñés.