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Real Madrid will face Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey

NEWS | 14/10/2016

The Whites will make their first appearance in this season's competition with a visit to León on October 26th (9.00pm CEST).
Real Madrid will face Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey. Zidane's team will make their first appearance in this season's competition, playing away in Léon on the 26th October (9.00pm CEST). The return leg will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu on the 30th November.
 
Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa are currently in 2ª División B Grupo 1 where they lie second in the league. They are also the highest scoring team in this category and are unbeaten in the league. In the previous rounds they eliminated Laredo, Calahorra and Albacete. 

Previous meetings
The two teams have met previously in the knockout stages of the previously named Copa de España. The clash came in the 1959-1960 season and the Whites won both matches 5-0 and 4-0 respectively.

Butragueño: “Cultural Leonesa is a classic tie"
"Cultural Leonesa is a classic tie. We're going to travel to León full of excitement and try our best to play a good game that the fans can enjoy. We have a lot of fans in and around León and we will do all we can to make sure that people enjoy it and that we win the game, which is our key objective along with qualifying for the next round". 

"Every game is a new challenge for us and a real test for the players. There is no doubt that the Copa del Rey is a great competition and playing in the final is one of the best matches a player can partake in. We will do everything possible in order to get there".
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