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Real Madrid & Barcelona Gets Tough Rivals In Copa Del Rey Round Of 16

After draw of Copa Del Rey 2016-17 for round of 16, fixtures for the upcoming matches have been released. Defending champions Barcelona and their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid got tough opponents in round of 16. Real Madrid will face Europa Champions Sevilla and Barcelona will play against Athletic Bilbao in the round of 16 or you can say pre quarter finals.

Tough Fixtures for Barcelona and Real Madrid in Round of 16

Copa Del Rey 2016-17 round of 16 fixtures

Real Madrid to face Sevilla

There will be clash of World Champions and Europa league Champions in the round of 16 of Copa Del Rey 2016-17. Sevilla are currently at the third spot in La Liga standings with one point behind Barcelona and four points behind Real Madrid. Apart from Copa Del Rey, Real Madrid will play La Liga game against Sevilla in the month of January. This means both teams will play two head to head games in 11 days. Real Madrid unbeaten in 37 games in all competition, but their real test begins now with new year.

Barcelona to play against Athletic Bilbao

On the other hand, Barcelona are fixtured against Athletic Bilbao, the team that never relegated to second division of La Liga. Barcelona will play first leg game away from home. Athletic Bilbao are at seventh spot in La Liga standings with 26 points.

Atletico Madrid draws against Las Palmas, while Valencia will play Celta de Vigo which is another good fixture.

Copa Del Rey 2016-17 Round of 16 draw result

  1. Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid
  2. AD Alcorcon vs Cordoba
  3. Athletic Club vs Barcelona
  4. Real Madrid vs Sevilla
  5. Real Sociedad vs Villarreal
  6. Deportivo La Coruna vs Deportivo Alaves
  7. Valencia vs Celta de Vigo
  8. Osasuna vs Eibar
First leg of round of 16 will be played on 4 January 2017 and the return leg is scheduled to be played on 11th January 2017. What do you think, which team has the edge to qualify for quarter final round?

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