Football news - Real Madrid hoping to avoid another Copa del Rey upset after drawing Leganes
Real Madrid will be hoping to exercise a few ghosts in the Copa del Rey last 16 after they were drawn to face local rivals Leganes on Thursday.
The small side from southern Madrid caused a huge upset as they knocked Real out of the competition at the quarter-final stage last season, winning 2-1 at the Bernabeu -- their first ever victory at the stadium -- to advance on away goals after the first leg had finished 1-0 to Real.
Elsewhere Atletico Madrid will face Girona, a side coach Diego Simeone has never beaten, drawing all three meetings with the Catalans in his seven years at the helm.
Holders Barcelona will face Levante, while Athletic Bilbao take on Sevilla in the pick of the round.
Draw in full
Real Madrid v Leganes
Betis v Real Sociedad
Levante v Barcelona
Athletic v Sevilla
Sporting v Valencia
Girona v Atletico Madrid
Villarreal v Espanyol.
The first legs will be played on 9 January and the returns a week later on 16th.