The Atlético Baleares will be the main protagonist in the draw this Friday of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, which is held at the headquarters of the Federation at 12.30 pm, being the only survivor of the First RFEF, the third category of Spanish football.
Xavi Calm's team, which has eliminated Celtic and al Getafe, in addition to Calahorra in the first round to access the round of 16, will come out paired with Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid or Athletic Club .
The Balearic team has become the hero of the Cup but now he will seek another feat in front of his audience. Its status as a lower category team, the only one in the third category of Spanish football in this round, gives it the possibility of continuing to play at home in a tie that will be a single match.
Two of the Remaining First Team teams that do not come out paired with Atlético Baleares, will face Girona and Sporting , the only clubs in the SmartBank League. Míchel's team, which surprised Osasuna, will return to Montilivi, while David Gallego's pupils came back to Villarreal to stay alive.
The rest of the matches between teams of 'First' will be played depending on the order of the balls draw in the draw . Being local the club that comes out first. The round of 16 tie takes place on the weekend of January 15 and 16, taking advantage of the league break.
TEAMS RATED FOR EIGHTH
FIRST DIVISION: Espanyol, Mallorca, Valencia, Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Betis, Cádiz, Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla, Elche, Athletic Club and Atlético de Madrid.
SECOND DIVISION: Girona and Sporting.
FIRST RFEF: Atlético Baleares.