Copa del Rey draw: third-round pairings revealed

Copa del Rey draw live: third-round pairings revealed

Copa del Rey third-round draw: as it happened

Copa del Rey third-round draw in full:

Ibiza vs Barcelona
Logroñes vs Valencia
Cultural Leonesa vs Atlético Madrid
Unionistas Salamanca vs Real Madrid
Ebro vs Leganés
Badajoz vs Eibar
Badalona vs Granada
Receativo Huelva vs Osasuna
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis
Mirandés vs Celta Vigo
Tenerife vs Real Valladolid
Girona vs Villarreal
Elche vs Athletic Bilbao
Real Zaragoza vs Real Mallorca
Sevilla vs Levante
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol

A reminder that the third-round ties are to be played in single-match format on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January. The exact day and time of each clash should be confirmed over the next few hours or so.

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We leave you with the, ahem, measured reaction of Segunda B outfit Unionistas Salamanca to drawing the giants of Real Madrid:

Real Sociedad vs Espanyol

...and that concludes the draw!

Sevilla vs Levante

That leaves four Primera teams, who will make up drawn into two all-top-flight ties.

They are...

That leaves Real Zaragoza, who are drawn with Real Mallorca.

Two more Segunda teams are still to be paired with a side from Primera.

The first of which is Elche, who get Athletic Bilbao.

Girona vs Villarreal

Tenerife vs Real Valladolid

Mirandés vs Celta Vigo

We now move on to the Segunda División clubs in Pot 3 with six of the Primera sides in Pot 2...

First out is:

Rayo Vallecano vs Real Betis

The draw so far...

With all eight of the Segunda B clubs now out of the hat, here is the Copa del Rey third-round draw so far:

Ibiza vs Barcelona
Logroñes vs Valencia
Cultural Leonesa vs Atlético Madrid
Unionistas Salamanca vs Real Madrid
Ebro vs Leganés
Badajoz vs Eibar
Badalona vs Granada
Receativo Huelva vs Osasuna

Receativo Huelva vs Osasuna

Badalona vs Granada

Badajoz vs Eibar

Ebro vs Leganés

Next up, the four remaining Segunda B sides in Pot 4 will each be given a tie with one of the 14 Primera clubs in Pot 2...

Salamanca skipper overjoyed at "incredible" Real Madrid draw

The Spanish television coverage pans to live shots of the Unionistas Salamanca squad, who, shall we say, are pleased with the draw.

"We wanted this, and it's incredible," says Salamanca captain Piojo. "This club didn't exist six years ago, and now we're facing Real Madrid.

"It's a dream and a fitting reward for us, we deserve it more than anyone."

Unionistas Salamanca vs Real Madrid

Cultural Leonesa vs Atlético Madrid

Logroñes vs Valencia

Firstly, we will see four of the Segunda B sides in Pot 4 paired with Spanish Super Cup clubs from Pot 1:

First out is...

Ibiza vs Barcelona

Before we begin, a reminder of the four pots:

Pot 1 (four Spanish Super Cup clubs): Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Valencia.

Pot 2 (14 other Primera División clubs): Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Athletic, Villarreal, Granada, Levante, Osasuna, Betis, Valladolid, Eibar, Celta, Mallorca, Leganés, Espanyol.

Pot 3 (six Segunda División clubs): Real Zaragoza, Mirandés, Rayo, Tenerife, Elche, Girona.

Pot 4 (eight Segunda División B clubs): Ebro, Ibiza, Badajoz, Badalona, Cultural Leonesa, Recreativo, Unionistas, Logroñés.

Copa del Rey: almost time to go

We're about to get underway at RFEF HQ...

Before we do, we're treated to a video montage of some of the best moments of the second round.

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Copa del Rey third-round draw: how and where to watch

If you'd like have eyes on the balls as they are plucked from the hats, you may wish to avail yourself of our useful guide on how and where to watch the Copa del Rey third-round draw.

When will the third-round ties be played?

The ties will be played next midweek, so Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January. A reminder that, as part of the changes made to this year's Copa del Rey, they will be played in single-match format, with only the semi-finals held over two legs.

In each case, the club in the lower division will be at home. If both teams play in the same league, the home side will be determined by the order in which the balls came out of the hat.

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Copa del Rey third-round draw: How will it work?

There will be four pots:

Pot 1: the four Spanish Super Cup clubs

Pot 2: the 14 other Primera División sides

Pot 3: the six Segunda División teams

Pot 4: the eight Segunda División B clubs

The four Spanish Super Cup teams in Pot 1 are guaranteed to be drawn with one of the eight Segunda División B sides in Pot 4, the remaining four of which will then be paired with a top-flight team from Pot 2.

The six Segunda División teams in Pot 3 are also assured of a tie against a side from Primera, with the four left over top-tier clubs then drawn among themselves.

Segunda still outnumbered by Segunda B

It has been a rougher ride for the Segunda División clubs in the Copa del Rey: just six of the initial 22 remain. Though it's true that they were well outnumbered by Segunda B sides from the off, it is striking that, with the Copa now two rounds in, the tournament's third-tier contingent remains stronger.

Badalona Getafe

All but two top-flight clubs remain in the Copa draw

So far, this season's Copa del Rey has been a relatively smooth ride for Spain's top-flight sides, with only two failing to negotiate the first two hurdles.

Alavés were well beaten by Terecera División club Real Jaén in the first round in December, going down 3-1 in Andalusia, while this weekend saw Segunda B Badalona secure a 2-0 win at the Estadi Municipal to dump José Bordalás' high-flying Getafe out at the second stage.

Copa del Rey third round: who's in the draw?

The following 32 sides will be in the hat at the Spanish Football Federation's headquarters in Las Rozas, just outside Madrid:

18 Primera División clubs:

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético, Valencia, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Athletic, Villarreal, Granada, Levante, Osasuna, Betis, Valladolid, Eibar, Celta, Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol

Six Segunda División clubs:

Real Zaragoza, Mirandés, Rayo, Tenerife, Elche and Girona

Eight Segunda División B clubs:

Ebro, Ibiza, Badajoz, Badalona, Cultural Leonesa, Recreativo, Unionistas and Logroñés

Setién

Setién Barcelona unveiling: live with AS English

AS well as this Copa del Rey draw, you'll of course also be able to follow live coverage of Setién's unveiling by Barcelona right here on AS English.

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Setién to be unveiled as Valverde replacement today

All of which means this lunchtime's Copa draw may not be at the front of everyone's minds at Camp Nou, given that the man announced as Valvderde's successor, former Las Palmas and Real Betis coach Quique Setién, is to be unveiled by Barcelona at 14:30 CET.

Valverde

Super Cup exit sees Valverde given Barcelona boot

It was Real Madrid who won the inaugural four-team Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, beating city rivals Atlético on penalties in the final on Sunday - and it was a competition that has led Barcelona to dispense with the services of their head coach, Ernesto Valverde, following the Catalans' late semi-final collapse against Atleti.

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Good afternoon!

From about 13:00 CET, 32 teams from Primera División, Segunda División and Segunda División B will find out who they'll be facing in the third round of the Copa del Rey - a stage of the competition which sees the Spanish Super Cup foursome of Real Madrid, Alético, Barcelona and Copa holders Valencia enter the fray.

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