NEWS STORY. 23/01/2023
Real Madrid will meet Valencia Basket in 2023 Copa del Rey quarter-finals after the draw was made at the BCIN Centro de Convenciones y Negocios in Badalona. The match will take place on Thursday 16 February at the Olímpico de Badalona. If they progress to the semi-finals, Chus Mateo's team will come up against the winner of the Barça-Unicaja game on Saturday 18. The final will take place on Sunday 19 at 7pm CET.
Herreros: "We'll give everything we've got to win it"
The technical director of the basketball section Alberto Herreros represented Real Madrid at the draw, and said: "It's a very tough competition. You have to win three games in almost three games in three games. We've been drawn against Valencia and they're always a big team in the cup. They're a very tricky team and now they've brought Evans into the team. We have our strengths and we're going to do everything we can to try to go into the game in the best possible shape and with all our resources in order to win it".
"We're not thinking beyond the first game. It'll be a very tough match. We'll need players coming back from injury and others who're currently out of action. It's important to be in good shape heading into the cup, the first title at stake this year. The team is looking good, we're meeting our goals, tough I'd like us to be a bit more consistent".
Previous meetings in the past
It will be the second time that the two teams have met in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals and the fifth time ever in this competition. Madrid have come out on top in all of them. The last time they met was in the first knockout round of the 2020-21 season, with Madrid prevailing 85-74. This term, Madrid have won twice, in the league (79-62) and Euroleague (73-80).
-Quarter-finals (2020-21): Real Madrid-Valencia Basket (85-74)
-Semi-Finals (2019-20): Real Madrid-Valencia Basket (91-68)
-Final (2016-17): Real Madrid-Valencia Basket 97-95
-Semi-Finals (2010-11): Real Madrid-P.E. Valencia 69-59
-Real Madrid-Valencia Basket
-Lenovo Tenerife-Gran Canaria