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Copa del Rey 2022/23 quarter-final draw: as it happened


Copa del Rey 2022/23 quarter-final draw as it happened

Copa del Rey: Quarter-final draw

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid

Osasuna vs Sevilla

Valencia vs Athletic Club

FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

​​​​​​The quarter-final ties, which will be single-elimination matches involving extra time and penalties if necessary, are scheduled to be played on 24, 25 and 26 January 2023.​​​​​​​


Many thanks for joining us today for the Copa del Rey draw.

The kick-off times and dates should be confirmed by the Spanish FA this evening.

Cheers and don't forget that in a week's time we'll have the draw for the semi-finals of the 2022-23 Copa del Rey.



Following the draw, it's hard not to put forward FC Barcelona as favourites to lift yet another Copa del Rey title on 6 May with Osasuna down as the dark horses of the eight. The side from Pamplona are the only team left in the quarter finals to have never lifted the Copa!

Could this be the year when the 2022-23 title heads to Navarra? ​​​​


Barcelona-Real Sociedad

History on the side of the Catalan side

Barcellona have got the measure of Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey with Catalan side only losing 3 of the 33 meetings against the men from San Sebastian in cup clashes.

Those three defeats 3 defeats in 33 matches came in the Basque city too.

Will this be the year when Imano's side can buck this trend?


First Osasuna home Copa game in 15 outings

The El Sadar faithful have been patient in waiting to see their side in action in the Copa del Rey.

Finally after 15 away games this season and in previous years, the home fans will get to see their side in Pamplona next week as they take on Sevilla.


26th Madrid Copa del Rey derby

Next week's cup game will be the 26th Madrid derby in the Copa del Rey. The previous derby was in the Round of 6 in 2014-15, which Atlético prevailed with a 2-0 win in the first leg at the Calderón and a 2-2 draw in the second leg at the Bernabéu.


Atleti legend Futre looking forward to the game

Former Atletico Madrid icon, Portuguese star Paulo Future quickly took to Twitter and showcased one of his goals against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.


Bernabeu to host Madrid derby clash

Real Madrid were given a favourable home tie in today's draw with 'Los Colchoneros' struggling in recent contests against their neighbours from Chamartin.

Madrid have won 8 of their past 11 Spanish Cup meetings against Atleti.


In recent weeks, the RFEF confirm the exact kick-off times and match dates on the very evening of the draw. I imagine this round will be no different and that we know the match times later this evening.


Copa del Rey 2022-23: 1/4 final draw recap


The Madrid derby is the tie that really stands out with Atleti fans desperate to get one over on their capital city rivals but home advantage should be enough to get Madrid over the line.

Osasuna should fancy their chances against a struggling Sevilla.

Athletic will be out to get revenge over Valencia for last year's semi-final defeat in an evenly matched contest but once again, home advantage should see Gattuso's men advance to the semi finals.

Finally, despite an excellent season to date for Real Sociedad, Barcelona will have too much at their Camp Nou ground and should progress.


and the draw pits:

​​​​​​​FC Barcelona-Real Sociedad


the final game will be a FCB-Real Sociedad clash and we just need to see who plays at home....



the third quarter-final pits:

​​​​​​​Valencia-Athletic Club


Match No.2 will be:



First matchup is:

​​​​​​​Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid


Ok, draw time as Saul Ramos just reminds us of the draw procedure.


Julen Guerrero (former Athletic legend) will also be helping out with the draw. 49-years-old and still looks in great shape!


We're joined now by Edinson Cavani from Paterna in Valencia with 'El Matador' on target twice as 'Los Che' ran out 0-4 winners over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday night.

​​​​​​​Valencia were the beaten finalists last season falling to Real Betis on a penalty shoot out after the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes of action.


We're nearly at the draw stage as we review the final midweek ties.

Ricardo Lopez (ex Atleti, Osasuna and Man United stopper) will be the man on hand today to draw the balls from the bowl.



Quarter-final dates

The quarter-final ties, which will be single-elimination matches involving extra time and penalties if necessary, are scheduled to be played on 24, 25 and 26 January 2023.


Osasuna the only side in the eight who have never lifted the Copa del Rey.


Sergio Herrera now joins us with the Osasuna keeper very much the hero on Wednesday night as the side from Pamplona advanced on penalty shoot out beating reigning cup holders Real Betis.


Robert Navarro (Real Sociedad) joins us from the Zubieta training centre with the player having scored in all of the four rounds as the Basque sides advance in the 2022-23 Copa del Rey. 

The last goal coming on Tuesday as part of a 1-0 win over Mallorca.


We're live at the head offices of the RFEF (Spanish FA) for the draw. Saul Ramos as always taking us through the draw.

97 Cup wins among the eight sides in the draw today. 

A quick video reminder of how the eight teams advanced to the quarter-final stage.


After Real Madrid's defeat last Sunday in Riyadh to FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup, Los Blancos gave up the possibility of securing a sought after sextuple of: Uefa Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Copa del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup, Champions League and LaLiga.

​​​​​​​5 major titles are still on the table which is not to be sniffed at ....2013-14 was the last time the Bernabeu club lifted the trophy.


Five minutes to draw time.....


More Copa del Rey key dates

The quarter-final games will be played on 24,25 and 26 of January with the semi-final draw to be staged a week today.

The semis will be two legged games played over a home and away basis on 7-9 February and the return legs coming on 1-3 March.

The final will be staged on 6 May in Seville.


15 minutes to draw time.... One of: Basque derby, Madrid derby of Clasico feels inevitable ....

Copa del Rey


The eight survivors

A reminder of the eight teams remaining in the competition this season with all sides LaLiga Santander outfits:

Real Sociedad - Sevilla - Valencia - Athletic Club - Atlético Madrid - Osasuna -  Real Madrid - FC Barcelona


Barcelona fans keen for a 'Clasico'

Motivated by the Spanish Super Cup win in Riyadh, Barça fans seem to be in no doubt as to who they'd like to face in the quarter-final with a certain team in white (no, not Valencia or Sevilla) a popular potential rival for Culès.


Thursday night wins for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona to complete the final eight teams.

Given that the 'big two' were involved in the final of the Spanish Super Cup last Sunday, the RFEF were forced to schedule their respective Round of 16 games on Thursday.

FC Barcelona few to the autonomous city of Ceuta (located in North Africa) by helicopter and were too strong for the third tier side running out 0-5 winners.

In Vila-Real, Carlo Ancelotti's men trailed 2-0 at the interval to Quique Setien's team but three second half goals from 'Los Blancos' turned the tide and Madrid advanced to the 1/4 finals.


Athletic Club sounding out their fans

The Basque side has a very special relationship with the Copa del Rey and a trip to San Mames is one that no side will relish.

Valverde's men advanced to the quarter-final stage with a narrow 1-0 win over Espanyol on Wednesday night.


All eyes on La Cartuja for May final

Seville's La Cartuja Stadium will once again host the Copa del Rey final with the venue possibly serving as a boost for Sevilla FC.

Jorge Sampaoli's side will have seen how Real Betis enjoyed the 'home city advantage' last year and the red and white side of the city may look to the cup as a pleasant distraction from their woes in LaLiga.

The final will be played on 6 May incindetally. 


Nothing but respect between Betis and Osasuna

Real Betis beat Osasuna in the 2005 final and after the men from Pamplona progressed on Wednesday night in this year's competition, the Osasuna Twitter account reminded Betis if the dignified way their supporters behaved after defeat this year and they magnanimous way the Andalusians were back in 2005.


Real Madrid fans keen for home tie

There are no easy teams in today's draw with any side well capable of beating any other on their day. That's why a home draw is a positive for the teams looking to progress in the competition. 

Of the eight, Sevilla are lowest ranked in the current LaLiga table as the Andalusian side are penultimate in the rankings. 


When will the quarter-final ties be played?

The quarter-final ties, which will be single-elimination matches involving extra time and penalties if necessary, are scheduled to be played on 24, 25 and 26 January 2023.


The five most successful clubs in Copa del Rey history remain in the competition:

Barcelona: 31 time winners 

Athletic Club: 23 wins

Real Madrid: 19

Atletico Madrid: 10

Valencia: 8


A Basque derby... Madrid derby or even another El Clasico.... all possible outcomes from today's draw. 



Unlike previous rounds, this will be an open draw with no seeding process with the first name drawn set to be playing at home.


Countdown to 1/4 final draw is on

The total draw proceedings we expect to take roughly 20-30 minutes. 

Uefa and now the Spanish FA have gotten used to the idea of snappy draws with the minimum amount of preamble and immediate reaction. 


The sides that do remain would all fancy their chances to go all the way and secure a place in the May final which will be, once again staged in Seville's Estadio de la Cartuja but today's draw could be key with a home fixture very much a stepping stone to advancing.


The Round of 16 threw up little in the way of major shocks with the only surprise was that of holders Real Betis being beaten at home (on a penalty shoot out) by Osasuna, but all four of the lower league sides in Ceuta, Levante and Sporting Gijon being well beaten by LaLiga opposition. Only Sevilla toiled to advance and were probably second best against a solid Alaves side but one effort on target and one goal from Rakitic was all it took to see Jorge Sampaoli's men advance.


The eight remaining teams in the competition all hail from the top flight and are:

Real Sociedad



Athletic Club


Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona

Real Madrid


The draw itself gets underway at 1pm local time which is 7am (ET) and 4am (PT).


The draw takes place at the Salon Luis Aragones which is the man function room at the Spanish FA headquarters in the Las Rozas suburb of Madrid.


Hello and welcome to our live draw coverage as the eight teams remaining in the 2022-23 Copa del Rey learn of their quarter-final pairings.