Copa del Rey 2016/17, last 16 draw: how it happened
Athletic Club vs. Barcelona and Real Madrid vs. Sevilla are the stand-out ties after the draw was made this morning for the Copa del Rey.
That concludes our live coverage from the Spanish FA with the Copa del Rey last 16 draw. Follow AS English for all the reaction and confirmed match times during the course of the day. Many thanks for your company this morning & Happy Christmas !
UD Las Palmas v At. Madrid
Alcorcon v Cordoba
Athletic Club v Barça
Real Madrid v Sevilla
Real Sociedad v Villarreal
Deportivo v Alaves
Valencia v Celta
Osasuna v Eibar
first leg ties to be played 3.4 & 5 Jan 2017 (return leg a week later) & ko times to be confirmed later today
12:22 | A SEAT director, Mr Salvador selects: Osasuna v Eibar
12:22 | Which leaves us with Eibar v Osasuna or OSA v EIB ....
12:21 | Next out: Valencia v Celta
12:20 | Only, Eibar, Osasuna, Valencia and Celta left
12:18 | Deportivo v Alaves
12:16 | Real Madrid director, El Buitre next man up and selects.... Real Sociedad v Villarreal
12:15 | Real Madrid v Sevilla
12:15: Juan Sol from Valencia our next person to select the sides for the last 16
12:14 | Next out .... Athletic Club v Barça (repeat of the 2015 final)
12:12 | At least we'll have a second division side in the 1/4 final ...
12:12 | Next "innocent hand" as their known in Spain ....a director from Osasuna, who picks.... AD Alcorcon who face Cordoba
12:11 | UD Las Palmas v At. Madrid
12:10 | Javier Jiminez from Cordoba will be our first ball grabber ! and it's .....UD Las Palmas
12:08 | Here we go...the balls are in the bowls....
12:07 | nearly there, now showing the goals from the Thursday night games so we'll be down to business imminently.
12:05 | hang in there..video still ongoing, currently showing Eibar's goals vs. Sporting !
12:02 | ...but before we get going a video showing all the goals from the last round of 32 second legs ... Barcelona with 7 and Sevilla 9 goals a piece!
12:00 | Off we go at the Spanish FA HQ with the names of the participating teams being confirmed...
11:59 | Am sure most big sides will want to avoid AD Alcorcon. The 2nd division outfit are well known for their giant killing feats. Just ask Real Madrid in 2009 !
11:55 | Current holders FC Barcelona are looking for a successive hat trick of Copa wins with Athletic (2015) and Sevilla (2016) previous beaten finalists.
11:53 | Both Cordoba and Alcorcon will play their first leg at home due to their 2nd division status.
11:52 | Two second division sides still involved in the competition: Cordoba and Alcorcon.
11:50 | A reminder of the last 16 teams involved in the competition: Real Madrid, Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Las Palmas, At. Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Eibar, Osasuna, Valencia, Deportivo, Barça, Celta, Athletic, Alaves & Alcorcon.
11:45 | The dates and kick off times for the first leg (Jan 3,4 and possibly 5th) of the Round of 16 we anticipate to be confirmed during the course of the day after TV rights owners have their say.
11:40 | Today's draw will have a big impact on Real Madrid and their efforts to improve on the run of 37 games unbeaten. An away game at the likes of Sevilla, Athletic or Real Sociedad could be tricky.
11:35 | A Clasico, a Madrid derby or even Basque derby...all possible will the draw being open and non-seeded.
11:30 | Jan 18 / 25 are the dates for the 1/4 final games with the semis scheduled for Feb 1 and 8.
11:25 | Last 16 first leg ties will take place on January 3 & 4 (2017) with the return legs a week later.
11:15 | The last 16 are: Real Madrid, Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Las Palmas, At. Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Eibar, Osasuna, Valencia, Deportivo, Barça, Celta, Athletic, Alaves & Alcorcon.
11:05 | Malaga's elimination may have had some role in the surprise decision by Juande Ramos to resign from the Costa del Sol based side.
11:00 | Just two LaLiga 123 sides survive in the last 16. Cordoba (who overcame Malaga) and Alcorcon who dispatched Espanyol on spot kicks.
10:30 | Today's draw will impact on the holiday plans for key Barça first team players.
10:15 | Less than two hours before the cup draw takes place in Las Rozas at the hq of the Spanish FA.
Good morning and welcome to the build-up ahead of the live draw for the the last 16 of the 2016/17 Copa del Rey. The draw takes place at the Spanish FA at 12:00 and we'll be bringing you the live draw and post reaction.