Madrid gets Malaga, Barcelona plays Osasuna in cup

AP, Friday 23 Dec 2011

Big-spending Malaga was drawn against defending champion Real Madrid for the Copa del Rey’s round of 16, while Osasuna gets the unenviable task of facing 25-time champion Barcelona

Real Madrid

Barcelona routed third-tier side Hospitalet 10-0 over two legs to advance, while Madrid easily overcame another minnow in Ponferradina.

Third-tier team Mirandes, which eliminated Villarreal, plays Racing Santander while Albacete, which knocked Atletico Madrid out, plays 23-time champion Athletic Bilbao.

In other matchups, it’s: Valencia vs. Sevilla; Cordoba vs. Espanyol; Alcorcon vs. Levante; and Real Sociedad vs. Mallorca.

The first-leg matches are scheduled for the first week of January.

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