Real Madrid draw Unionistas de Salamanca in Copa del Rey

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos raises the cup as the players celebrate winning the Spanish Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid on January 12, 2020, at the King Abdullah Sports City in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah.

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Real Madrid will play Unionistas de Salamanca after a fairytale Copa del Rey draw on Tuesday while Barcelona were also handed third-tier opposition as they face Ibiza.

Barca won the cup four years in a row between 2015 and 2018 before losing 2-1 to Valencia in last year’s final.

In the round of 32, 13-time European champions Madrid will face Unionistas, who were founded by a group of supporters in 2013 after UD Salamanca went out of business.

Unionistas entered the sixth tier of Spanish football in 2014, a few months after Real Madrid had just won the Champions League.

Madrid will play away, according to the rules of the competition, while Barcelona also face a trip to a team from Segunda B as they go up against Ibiza.

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