Xavi y Oscar Hernández en el derbi catalán


Barça's main threats in the Copa del Rey draw

Published:6/01/2023 - 09:41h

Updated:6/01/2023 - 10:50h

Barça sealed their classification to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey although they will now be able to face any First Division team, with Real Madrid, Athletic and Atlético being the main threats

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The FC Barcelona sealed his pass to the following phase of the Glass of the King in a party agónico against the Intercity (3-4) and will be present in the draw of this Saturday in the City of the Football of Brush Them. The culés can confront to a rival of any one of the three present categories, being the AD Ceuta of First RFEF the one who more would like to Xavi Hernández.

However, the ceremony of election also will have 11 teams of First Division and three of Second, by what the probabilities to measure against a rival of LaLiga are more than high. With this on the table, the Barcelona could cross with historical teams of the balompié Spanish and of the same competition, something that will elevate the tensions in the dispatches of the club.

The Barça could play again against the Athletic Bilbao in this round, those who already deleted them the past year (3-2) in a party in Saint Mamés marked by the injury of Ansu Fati during the extention. The 23 times champion of the tournament will not be an affordable rival, taking into account that they occupy the fifth position in the domestic championship and that the Catalans will have to travel previously to Riad to contest the Supercopa of Spain.

Also it is the Athletic of Madrid. The ones of the 'Cholo' Simeone are in places of Champions and are another hard bone of roer in eliminatory to only party. Although the colchoneros will receive this Sunday to the Barcelona in League, the true is that the stage will be totally different in Glass. The Madrilenian do not contest any international competition, are to 11 points of the leader in Spain and will be crucial for them do with the trophy copero for a positive balance at the end of the season.

Classical in sight?

Finally it is the Real Madrid. The whites will be presents in Saudi Arabia to contest the 'semis' of the Supercopa and could measure to the Barcelona in a hypothetical final. Added to this, both would see again the faces in case to be matched in the draw, being local in the eighth the one who appear first in the balls. The merengues are direct rivals in League and exists the possibility that the two define between himself three titles during the 2022/23, something worthy of the Classical elder of the football to world-wide level.

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