Barcelona face tough Copa del Rey tie with Bilbao, Real Madrid host Sociedad

Barcelona have been handed a daunting trip to Athletic Bilbao in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in Friday's draw, while Real Madrid face a home game against Real Sociedad, one of the top teams in La Liga (stream all matches live on ESPN+)..

Holders Valencia will travel to Granada while second division Mirandes, who pulled off a shock 3-1 win over Sevilla in the round of 16, will host Villarreal.

The one-off ties will be played between Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, while the semifinal ties will be played over two legs.

The Catalans were beaten 1-0 by Athletic in their last trip to San Mames in August and were held 0-0 by the Basque side in February of 2019.

They have a strong record against them in the Cup, however, beating them in the final in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

Barca trounced Leganes 5-0 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the competition they have won a record 30 times, while Real Madrid thrashed Real Zaragoza 4-0.