Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao in Copa del Rey quarterfinals

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez (L) and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Carlos Gurpegi (R) during their La Liga match earlier in the season.



Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will meet in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in a rematch of last year’s final.

The teams were drawn to face each other on Friday.

Barcelona defeated Athletic 3-1 in last year’s final. The teams also met in the Spanish Super Cup final a few weeks later, when Bilbao came out on top to win its first major title in more than 30 years.

The first leg of this season’s encounter will be in Bilbao, with the return match at the Camp Nou.

Spanish league leader Atletico Madrid will face fifth-place Celta Vigo, while Valencia will play recently promoted Las Palmas.

Sevilla will be up against Mirandes, the only second-division team in the draw.

The home-and-away legs start next week.