Barca handed derby draw in Copa quarter-finals, Madrid to face Leganes

Barcelona and Real Madrid have received favourable Copa del Rey draws, with Atletico Madrid set to face Sevilla in an intriguing tie.

Barcelona has drawn its derby rival in the last-8 of the Copa del Rey.   -  Getty Images

Copa del Rey holder Barcelona will take on city rival Espanyol in the quarter-finals of this season's competition, while Real Madrid also faces a tie against nearby opposition in the form of Leganes.

The draw for the last eight of the Copa took place on Friday, with Madrid drawn to face Leganes in the first two-legged tie.

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Barca was duly handed a clash with Espanyol before Atletico Madrid and Sevilla were paired together. The other quarter-final will see Valencia take on Alaves, last year's runner-up.

Espanyol's hopes of making the last four appear slim, to say the least. It has failed to win any of its previous nine knockout ties with Barca in the Copa, last eliminating them from the event in 1961, and is without a victory in 17 league matches against its rivals.

Madrid, meanwhile, has won all four of the competitive matches it has played against Leganes.

The quarter-final ties are scheduled to take place on the weeks beginning January 15 and 22.

Copa del Rey quarter-finals

Leganes v Real Madrid

Espanyol v Barcelona

Atlştico Madrid v Sevilla

Valencia v Alaves

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