Our retinas still have the imprint of that impressive clash between Athletic and Barça in the previous round, and now Real Madrid head to San Mamés.
The game itself was nothing to write home about but the extra time was scintillating.
Trying to schedule the games that form part of match-day 21 of the 2021-22 season showcases just how condensed the fixture list has become...
Tempers were already rising before the derby between Betis and Sevilla. It boiled over when a plastic pole, thrown from the stands, striking a player, writes Alfredo Relaño.
The first round of the Luis Rubiales reformatted Copa del Rey is the polar opposite of what the Superliga breakaways clubs aspire to in the game.
At this time every year Spain's minnows get their day in the sun in the Copa del Rey, which also provides a shock or two and keeps smaller teams afloat.