Tricky draws for Barca and Madrid in Copa del Rey

Barcelona face a tricky tie with Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey last eight, while Real Madrid will meet Celta Vigo over two legs.

The Catalans will hope to put their Anoeta woes behind them when they meet Real Sociedad in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final.

The La Liga champions have not won in San Sebastian since 2007 and needed a Lionel Messi strike salvage a draw in their league visit in November.

They will get a chance to end that winless run of eight matches on January 17 before the return leg at Camp Nou a week later.

Real Madrid begin their tie with Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu as Zinedine Zidane’s side’s hunt for the treble continues.

The leaders made it a record 40 games unbeaten as they battled back to earn a 3-3 draw in the second leg of the last round against Sevilla on Thursday – eclipsing Barcelona’s previous best of 39.

Madrid’s city rivals Atletico are also into the latter stages of this year’s competition after beating Las Palmas 4-3 on aggregate.

They will meet Eibar in the last eight, while second division Alcorcon will face Alaves.

Copa del Rey draw in full:

Real Sociedad v Barcelona

Alcorcon v Alaves

Atletico Madrid v Eibar

Real Madrid v Celta Vigo

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