Barcelona draws Celta, Madrid to meet Numancia

Three-time defending champion Barcelona will face Celta Vigo in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey while Real Madrid will take on Numancia.

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Barcelona has been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey as the Catalan giant seeks a fourth straight triumph.

The past three finals have all been won by Barca, while Celta has reached the last four in each of the previous two seasons, only to be undone by Deportivo Alaves and Sevilla.

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Real Madrid, which defeated Barca in the 2014 final, has been paired with second-tier outfit Numancia, having only edged out Fuenlabrada, of Segunda B, 4-2 on aggregate in the previous round.

Atletico Madrid, winner in 2013, will take on Lleida, who sit mid-table in the third tier.

Copa del Rey draw in full:

Formentera v Deportivo Alaves
Lleida v Atletico Madrid
Numancia v Real Madrid
Celta Vigo v Barcelona
Cadiz v Sevilla
Leganes v Villarreal
Las Palmas v Valencia
Espanyol v Levante

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