Barcelona faces 3rd-tier Murcia in last 32 of Copa del Rey

AP , Thursday 28 Sep 2017

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Barcelona Lionel Messi and team mates warm up (Reuters)

Defending champion Barcelona will play third-division Murcia in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.

Thursday's draw also pitted Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid against third-tier clubs. Madrid faces Fuenlabrada and Atletico plays Elche.

The first leg is in October.

Three-time defending champion Barcelona won last year's tournament in a final against Alaves, which plays fellow top-tier side Getafe.

Top-tier clubs Celta Vigo and Eibar also meet, as do Deportivo La Coruna and Las Palmas, and Girona and Levante.

Sevilla plays third-division club Cartagena.

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