Barcelona got the tough test against Valencia on Friday’s draw for Copa del Rey Semi-finals first leg. while Sevilla got a more pleasing tie against Leganes who dumped Real Madrid out of the tournament.
A certain Valencia coached by Gary Neville suffered a humiliating loss to Barcelona in 2016 Copa del Rey Semi-finals first leg. The game ended 7-0 while Barca entered the finals on 8-1 aggregate. Now revitalized Valencia have the chance to get back at Barcelona this time.
Barcelona are playing in the last 4 of this competition for the 8th consecutive time as they defeated socal rivals Espanyol 2-0 Thursday night. While Valencia entered this stage after beating Deportivo Alaves via a penalty shootout on Wednesday.
Barca are the current Cup holders and have won the last 3 editions having reached last 4 finals. Meanwhile, Valencia have boy entered the finals since they later won it in 2008.
Leganes will be playing their first ever semi-finals as they shockingly defeated Real Madrid 2-1 at Bernabeu.
The first leg of Barca vd Valencia will be played at Camp Nou on either Jan 31 or Feb 1 while the reverse leg will be played on 8th or 9th of February also Leganes will play the first leg against Sevilla at home.