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Official: Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals



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With the draw for the Copa del Rey quarter-finals taking place today, Real Madrid have been drawn against local rivals Atletico Madrid in the last-eight stages of the cup tournament.

Real Madrid made it to the quarter-final stages of the competition on the back of unconvincing wins over Cacereno (Round of 32) and Villarreal (Round of 16). Having not won the Copa del Rey trophy in over eight years, Carlo Ancelotti & co. are hoping to end the drought this year.

For that to happen, however, they will now have to go past Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final stages later this month.

As for Atletico Madrid, they enter the next phase of the tournament after beating Almazan (first round), Arenteiro (second round), Real Oviedo (Round of 32), and Levante (Round of 16) in the preceding rounds.

Having been eliminated from the European competitions, the Copa del Rey represents the best chance for Diego Simeone’s side to finish the campaign with a trophy. And Real Madrid will be the next hurdle in their quest for the same.

As per the rules, the first name drawn will be playing at home, meaning the Madrid derby will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The quarter-final matches are scheduled to be played on 24, 25, and 26 January 2023.

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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list to face Getafe



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Atletico Madrid will be aiming to close the gap to third-placed Real Sociedad in the La Liga standings when they lock horns with Getafe on Saturday evening.

After a harrowing defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, Los Rojiblancos returned to winning ways, securing a 1-0 victory over CA Osasuna last weekend.

And Diego Simeone & co. will be aiming to build on that result and cut down the gap to third-placed Sociedad, who are five points clear at this point.

Ahead of the game against Getafe, Simeone has released the Atletico Madrid squad list.

And deadline day signing Matt Doherty makes the cut. The Irish right-back joined from Tottenham Hotspur and could make his debut for the Colchoneros on Saturday evening against the Azulones.

Meanwhile, Stefan Savic is back in the squad after serving out his two-match ban for his sending-off in the game against Barcelona. Another boost for Atletico Madrid sees Marcos Llorente make a comeback after recovering from his injury.

Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa and January signing Memphis Depay make up the attacking options for Atletico Madrid, along with Yannick Carrasco.

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