The Spanish Cup doesn't start until late November, but the Round of 32 draw took place on Friday in Madrid. And Barcelona know their opponent.
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The Catalan giants will take on CF Hercules from Segunda B, the third level of Spanish football. The first leg will take place on November 30 at the Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante, with the return leg being played at the Camp Nou on December 21, which will be the final match of the calendar year for the Catalan giants.
There is no high-profile match in the Round of 32, where the best La Liga teams are kept from playing each other so all of them can be in the Last 16 phase. There will be some first division matchups, though, and perhaps the best one is between Real Betis and Deportivo La Coruña. Real Madrid will play Cultural Leonesa from the third division, and should be going through now that Cheryshev is no longer in the squad.
The full draw is below:
Toledo vs Villarreal
Formentera vs Sevilla
Cultural Leonesa vs Real Madrid
Hercules vs Barcelona
Guijuelo vs Atlético Madrid
Racing Santander vs Athletic Club
UCAM Murcia vs Celta Vigo
Córdoba vs Málaga
Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad
Huesca vs Las Palmas
Gimnastic vs Alavés
Alcorcón vs Espanyol
Sporting Gijón vs Eibar
Granada vs Osasuna
Leganés vs Valencia
Real Betis vs Deportivo La Coruña