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