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Real Madrid draw Sevilla for Copa del Rey Round of 16

Tough opponent for Los Blancos

Sevilla FC v Olympique Lyonnais - UEFA Champions League Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Real Madrid will face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 and given that Los Blancos have not played against the Andalusian team in La Liga just yet, Zidane's men will play against Sevilla three times in ten days.

The first leg will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu, meaning that Madrid must try to keep a clean sheet if they want to have an easier visit when they play at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla have been in great form this season after coach Jorge Sampaoli replaced Unai Emery on the bench. They play with a very attacking-minded style of football and it will not be easy for Madrid to contain their efforts.

They are just one point behind FC Barcelona in La Liga table and have lost just three games this season. Madrid faced them in the UEFA Supercup Final and needed a very late goal by Carvajal in extra time to conquer the European title.

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