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Barcelona face 3rd-tier Murcia in last 32 of Copa del Rey

Barcelona will play third-division Murcia in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid face Fuenlabrada and Atletico play Elche.

Barcelona won last year’s tournament in a final against Alaves. (Source: Reuters)

Defending champion Barcelona will play third-division Murcia in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey. Thursday’s draw also pitted Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid against third-tier clubs. Madrid faces Fuenlabrada and Atletico plays Elche.

The first leg is in October.

Three-time defending champion Barcelona won last year’s tournament in a final against Alaves, which plays fellow top-tier side Getafe.

Top-tier clubs Celta Vigo and Eibar also meet, as do Deportivo La Coruna and Las Palmas, and Girona and Levante.

Sevilla plays third-division club Cartagena.