Atlético looks for a joy in its premiere in the Copa del Rey


Atlético de Madrid will try to stop its bad dynamics this Saturday in its debut in the 2022-2023 Copa del Rey against the modest SD Almazán, on a day in which other LaLiga Santander teams will also enter the fray, such as Osasuna, Villarreal, Espanyol, Mallorca, Elche and Valladolid that will try to avoid an always uncomfortable surprise.

The knockout tournament starts for the First Division teams, with the exception of Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, ​​Betis and Valencia, who are exempt from this first tie as they have qualified for the Spanish Super Cup next January.

A start that comes marked by being the last game for these ‘Firsts’ before facing the break for the World Cup in Qatar, which may change somewhat the usual planning of many of them to use these meetings against lesser theoretical rivals for their category to fill their elevens with the less usual or from the quarry.

In this sense, Atlético de Madrid, ten times champion of the Copa del Rey, cannot afford too many experiments to try to leave out SD Almazán, a team from the Third RFEF and that will seek to give ‘war’ to the rojiblancos, who do not They go through their best mood.

Diego Pablo Simeone’s team is in a crisis of results that has led him to end his participation in Europe and is already 13 points behind the leader FC Barcelona in LaLiga Santander. The Madrid team has not been able to win in its last five games, with three defeats and two draws, and hopes to reflect with some relief with a step forward in the Cup, which is one of the few goals it has left and which has been quite elusive in recent seasons.

Opposite, in a tie that will be played at the Nuevo Los Pajaritos de Soria, they will have to counteract all the illusion of an SD Almazán who hopes to give ‘war’ to Atlético, taking advantage of any hint of relaxation in their rival or a new misstep.

Ranked ninth in their RFEF Third group, the Castilian team has not lost in their last five league games, although only with one victory. Edipo Rodríguez is his best offensive weapon with four goals.

In addition, other cup champions such as RCD Mallorca, RCD Espanyol or Deportivo de La Coruña will also make their debut. The vermilion team wants to confirm their good form with 10 of the last 12 league points against CD Autol, of the Preferential Riojana, and the espanyol player, who has not won for almost a month, visits CD Rincón of the Andalusian Division of Honor . The team from A Coruña, from the First RFEF, will face CD Guijuelo.

For its part, Villarreal will also enter the fray, where Quique Setién caught some air on the bench after his away victory at the RCDE Stadium (0-1) last Wednesday. The team from Castellón, which is not usually very good at this competition, will debut against CD Santa Amalia of the Primera División Extremeña.

Finally, CA Osasuna, runner-up in 2006, Valladolid and Elche will complete the list of LaLiga Santander teams that will play this Saturday butler. The ‘rojillo’ team hopes to forget the disappointment of the defeat against FC Barcelona against CD Fuentes and Pucela faces UD Barbadás. The franjiverde will try to achieve against CD L’Alcora what he has not yet achieved in the league, a victory.


-Saturday 12.

SD Almazan – Atletico Madrid.

CD Fuentes – CA Osasuna.

CD Guijuelo – RC Deportivo.

CD L’Alcora – Elche CF.

CD Santa Amalia – Villarreal CF.

CD Rincón – RCD Espanyol.

CD Autol – RCD Mallorca.

UD Barbadás – Real Valladolid.

CD Manacor – FC Andorra.

CD Huetor Tajar – Albacete Balompie.

UE Olot – Levante UD.

CD Guadalajara – SD Ponferradina.

SD Gernika Club – CD Leganes.

Arenas Club – CD Lugo.

CD Palencia Cristo Atletico – UD Ibiza.

SD Beasain – Real Sporting Gijon.

CP Cacereno – Cordoba CF.

CD Coria – CF Fuenlabrada.

CDA Navalcarnero – UD Logrones.

Racing Rioja CF – Gymnastics of Tarragona.

Sestao River Club – Racing Club de Ferrol.

CD Utrera – AD Ceuta FC.

-Domingo 13.

Velarde CF – Sevilla FC.

EF CD Algar – RC Celta.

CD Cazalegas – Real Sociedad.

CFJ Mollerussa – Rayo Vallecano.

Real Union Club – Cadiz CF.

CD Arenteiro – UD Almeria.

UD Alzira – Athletic Club.

CD San ​​Roque de Lepe – Getafe CF.

CD Quintanar del Rey – Girona CF.

CD Vimenor – CD Mirandes.

CD Loyalty of Villaviciosa – CD Tenerife.

CD Las Rozas – SD Eibar.

SCR Peña Deportiva – Malaga CF.

Yeclano Deportivo – Granada CF.

CD Alfaro – FC Cartagena.

RC Recreational Huelva – Burgos CF.

CD Teruel – UD Las Palmas.

RS Torrelavega Gymnastics – Real Oviedo.

CD Diocesano – Real Zaragoza.

Youth of Torremolinos CF – SD Huesca.

Club Lleida Esportiu – Deportivo Alavés.

CD Atletico Paso – Real Murcia.

Utebo FC – AD Merida.

CD Ibiza Pitious Islands – CF Lightning Majadahonda.

Coruxo CF – CD Eldense.

Atletico Saguntino – SD Amorebieta.

CE Manresa – Pontevedra CF.

AD San ​​Juan – CD Numancia de Soria.

Club Atlético Cirbonero – CF Intercity.

CD Arnedo – CD Atlético Baleares.

AD Unión Adarve – Linares Deportivo.

Ourense CF – AD Alcorcón.

Hercules Alicante CF – CF La Nucia.