Athletic Club’s 2020-21 Copa del Rey campaign is one step away from beginning. At 13:00 CET today (January 8), the lions will discover their first opponents in this year’s competition.
The round-of-32 draw will be live on the Spanish Football Federation’s website. And the resulting fixture will take place within the next two weeks – the date is yet to be confirmed, but expected to be around January 20.
In addition to Athletic, Real Sociedad, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will also enter the draw today, as these are the four teams participating in next week’s Spanish Super Cup.
The four teams will take on one of the Segunda División B sides still going in the competition.
This means Athletic will be drawn against one of the following six third-tier sides: CD Alcoyano, Córdoba CF, UE Cornellá, UD Ibiza, CDA Navalcarnero or SCR Peña Deportiva.
Furthermore, the fixture will be played at the stadium of the lower-ranked team, therefore Athletic’s first match in the Copa 2020-21 will not be at San Mamés.
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (Copa semi-final)
Marcelino has called up all the players for Thursday’s semi-final against Levante UD at the Ciutat de València
Marcelino: “We’re going to give it everything”
Marcelino previewed Thursday night’s Copa showdown with Levante UD
Going for a third final in 2021
Athletic face Levante at the Ciutat de Valéncia on Thursday in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals (1-1 first leg).
Highlights I Levante UD 1-1 Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
A game of two penalties, as both sides get a point
Marcelino: “A victory for us would’ve been fair”
Marcelino bemoaned the defensive mistakes that led to Levante’s goal
Athletic held to frustrating draw by Levante
Despite constantly threatening, Athletic only pick up one point from a match where both goals came from the penalty spot
Confirmed line-ups: Levante UD vs Athletic Club
The XI’s for tonight’s LaLiga match at the Ciutat de Valéncia
Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
When and where to watch Athletic’s upcoming LaLiga match against Levante UD
Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”
Marcelino looks ahead to Friday night’s LaLiga Santander match against Levante UD
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Marcelino has called up 23 players for Friday night’s clash with Levante UD at the Ciutat de València