Barça to play with the modest L’Hospitalet in the Spanish Cup
FC Barcelona will open their Copa del Rey challenge with a local derby against L’Hospitalet, a small team from Greater Barcelona, playing at the third division (called Division 2B). The first leg will be on November 9 and the return at the Camp Nou on December 21.
Barcelona (FCB).- This Friday the draw for the Spanish Cup sixteenths was held. FC Barcelona was the fourth name to come out of the hat, and fate has dealt them a local derby against L\u2019Hospitalet, who are managed by a former Barça man in Jordi Vinyals. L\u2019Hospitalet de Llobregat is Catalonia\u2019s second city in terms of population and it is literally attached to Barcelona, being at the heart of Barcelona Metropolitan Area. The first leg will be on November 9th at Feixa Llarga Stadium and the return at the Camp Nou on December 21st. It will be a historic first meeting between the two sides.
This is the first time these sides have ever met in an official fixture, although they did meet on a semi-official basis in last season\u2019s Copa Catalunya (Catalonia\u2019s Cup), when Barça beat the Division 2B club 2-0 with goals from Dos Santos and Soriano in what was a largely meaningless game, as Espanyol had already secured the trophy.
The full draw
Cádiz-Valencia; Ponferradina-Madrid; Mirandes-Vila-real; Lepe-Sevilla; Albacete-Atlético Madrid; Oviedo-Athletic Bilbao; Almería-Osasuna; Alcorcón-Zaragoza; Celta-Espanyol; Córdoba-Betis; Racing-Rayo Vallecano; Deportivo-Levante; Mallorca-Sporting; Getafe-Málaga; Real Sociedad-Granada.