Madrid to open Copa del Rey in African enclave of Melilla

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid will travel to Spain's African enclave of Melilla to open the Copa del Rey.

Madrid was paired with the third-division club UD Melilla in Friday's draw, the first to include the top two tiers of Spanish clubs.

Defending champion Barcelona will face third-division side Leonesa, while Atletico Madrid drew fourth-tier club Sant Andreu.

The first legs will be played at the smaller club's stadium between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The return legs will be held between Dec. 4 and 6.

Melilla and Ceuta are Spain's two enclaves on the northern African coast.

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Updated October 19, 2018

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