08.11.2013 14:03 h

Football: Barcelona, Madrid kept apart in Cup draw

Miranda macht Atlético zum Copa del Rey-Champion 2013
Miranda macht Atlético zum Copa del Rey-Champion 2013

Barcelona, Real Madrid and holders Atletico Madrid were all paired with third-tier opposition when the draw was made for the last 32 of Spain's Copa del Rey on Friday.

Barca will face Cartagena, while Real Madrid will come up against Olimpic of Xativa and Atletico will take on Barcelona-based outfit Sant Andreu.

There will be four ties between top-flight sides, including Malaga against Osasuna and Celta Vigo against Athletic Bilbao.

Each side's path through to the latter stages was decided too, and Barcelona cannot meet Madrid until the final, although Atletico could come up against their city rivals in the last four.

Atletico beat Real in their own Santiago Bernabeu stadium to win last season's final.

Spanish Copa del Rey last-32 draw (first legs to be played December 7/8, second legs December 17/18/19)

Olimpic Xativa v Real Madrid

Algeciras v Real Sociedad

Cartagena v Barcelona

Sant Andreu v Atletico Madrid

Racing Santander v Sevilla

Gimnastic Tarragona v Valencia

Lleida v Betis

Recreativo de Huelva v Levante

Girona v Getafe

Alcorcon v Granada

Las Palmas v Almeria

Jaen v Espanyol

Villarreal v Elche

Malaga v Osasuna

Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao

Valladolid v Rayo Vallecano