COnce the round of 16 is over, Spanish football does not stop. Starting at 12:30 p.m. It is expected that eight balls in a single pot will decide the fate of the eight teams that are still in contention in this edition of the Copa del Rey, of which only two They have never won it, Cádiz and Rayo Vallecano.
Will be on the City of Las Rozas, in Madrid, and in this case it is none other than the former international player David Villa the one in charge of distributing the fortune for the next February 1, 2 and 3, dates on which the quarterfinal qualifiers will be played, and as usual, in a single match.
Live Copa del Rey quarter draw
11:30 a.m. A controversial round
The quarterfinal phase will coincide with several qualifying matches for the Qatar World Cup not played on their day due to the pandemic. This is going to cause several teams that today enter the pot for this round to be left without their South American internationals. In another area of the planet, for example, Takefusa Kubo will play with Japan and will not be able to play with Mallorca either.
A priori, the two teams that will be most affected are, on the one hand, Real Madrid, since they will not be able to count on Casemiro, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Militao and Valverde; and Betis, who will lose Claudio Bravo, Pezzella, Guido Rodriguez, Guardado and Lainez,
11.15 a.m. Two extensions to close the round of 16
The last two round of 16 matches between Elche and Real Madrid and the one between Athletic and Barcelona, decided in extra time, they are the living image of what the KO tournament has always been or implied, among other things, that’s where its name comes from.
The teams involved play all for all to a single card. The one who fails, home. From there the intensity with which these matches are lived (key for Xavi in Athletic’s victory) and the aftertaste they leave behind, as Marcelino García Toral stated in the press conference after the San Mamés match.
From here, the debate continues. If the Cup should return to a double match per round and leave it as in this edition to a single match. what do you think?
11:05 a.m. When are the quarterfinals played?
Little more than a week will pass for the quarterfinal matches to be played. The scheduled dates are February 1, 2 and 3, and as has been the custom throughout this competition, It will be a single game.
11:00 a.m. | Possible combinations at the intersections
It is King’s Cup draw can hold more than one juicy confrontation: from up to three derbies, Ray – Real Madrid; Betis – Cadiz; and Athletic – Real Sociedad; until the reissue of the final of the Spanish Super Cup played in Riyadh between the lions and the Madridistas.