3rd-tier Cornella to host Barcelona after dumping Atletico from Spanish Cup

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Madrid, Jan 8, 2021 (AFP) - Third-division Cornella were rewarded for knocking Liga leaders Atletico Madrid out of the Spanish Cup with a home game against Barcelona in the round-of-16 draw on Friday.

Cornella beat Atletico 1-0 at home on Wednesday with a seventh-minute goal by Adrian Jimenez.

Barcelona and the other three teams competing in the Spanish Super Cup next week - Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, and Real Sociedad - will be making their first appearances in the cup this season.

Real Madrid have also been paired with a team from Segunda B, Alcoyano, who eliminated top-flight stragglers Huesca 2-1 on Thursday.

Bilbao will travel to third-tier Ibiza, who crushed top-flight Celta Vigo 5-2, while Real Sociedad will visit Cordoba.

All 16 ties, which will be played January 16-21, pair a team from La Liga with a club from a lower division, with the sides from the top division playing away.

Spanish Cup round-of-16 draw

  • Cornella vs. Barcelona
  • Ibiza vs. Athletic Bilbao
  • Alcoyano vs. Real Madrid
  • Cordoba vs. Real Sociedad
  • Pena Deportiva vs. Valladolid
  • Navalcarnero vs. Eibar
  • Malaga vs. Granada
  • Almeria vs. Alaves
  • Leganes vs. Sevilla
  • Alcorcon vs. Valencia
  • Girona vs. Cadiz
  • Sporting vs. Real Betis
  • Espanyol vs. Osasuna
  • Fuenlabrada vs. Levante
  • Rayo Vallecano vs. Elche
  • Tenerife vs. Villarreal
3rd-tier Cornella to host Barcelona after dumping Atletico from Spanish Cup
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