Madrid, Jan 27: According to the draw held fo the Spanish Cup semi-fils, three-time defending champions Barcelo will take on Valencia and Leganes will play Sevilla. Valencia will face Barcelo for the 20th time in Spanish Cup history.
Barcelo vs Valencia, Leganes vs Sevilla in Spanish Cup semis
Barcelo have won 13 of these match-ups, including the 1970-1971 Spanish Cup fil while Valencia took the other seven pairings and the 1951-1952 fil.
Barcelo have reached the semi-fils for the eighth time by way of beating their cross-town rivals Espanyol.
For their part, Valencia reached this stage after defeating Alaves in a pelty shootout.
Valencia’s coach Marcelino Garcia Toral will have another opportunity to get past the semi-fil stage after three unsuccessful attempts.
The other semi-fil match features Leganes, who reached the semi-fils for the first time, and Sevilla. Leganes stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at Santiago Berbeu stadium in a two-legged quarter-fil after losing the first leg 0-1.
Sevilla knocked out Atletico Madrid in the quarter-fil two matches with a 5-2 aggregate victory. Sevilla have been the victor in six out of nine games against Leganes, playing draw twice and losing one to the Madrid-based club. IANS