Pamplona (EFE).- Osasuna will host Sevilla in the single-match quarterfinal tie of the Copa del Rey, a match that will be played at El Sadar next week.
The signaling has been known in the draw that is being held in the sports city of Las Rozas, in Madrid. The rojillo goalkeeper, key in the penalties against Betis, Sergio Herrera, has indicated that the team really wants to offer a victory to the fans at home.
The rest of the qualifiers will be Real Madrid-Atlético de Madrid, Valencia-Athletic Club and Barcelona-Real Sociedad.
Sergio Herrera: “Pamplona, looking forward to it”
Sergio Herrera, Osasuna’s goalkeeper, declared this Friday that Pamplona is “very much looking forward to this tie” for the quarterfinals against Sevilla, a rival they know “well” and whom they hope to overcome to continue in the competition.
At El Sadar, Osasuna receives Sevilla, reissuing the two qualifiers that both already played in 2003 and 2005 with a favorable balance for the Navarrese team.
Osasuna faces these quarterfinals after eliminating Fuentes, Arnedo, Gimnàstic de Tarragona and Betis on penalties along the way.
«This Cup is a tremendous illusion and to offer this pass to the fans. Eliminating Betis in the round of 16 was a burst of great energy and we face these quarters with great enthusiasm”, said Sergio Herrera, during the draw.
“We are happy, mainly for being able to play at home against an opponent we know well in the League, and now we are going to fight for the quarterfinals to see if we can offer this victory that the fans deserve. Pamplona is looking forward to this tie », he concluded.
José Castro: “The duel will be beautiful and exciting”
The president of Sevilla, José Castro, stated this Friday after finding out about the pairing against Osasuna for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, that if the Sevilla club is able to go through to the round, it would be “two games from a final ».
Castro valued the level of the rival cupbearer and, in statements to the club’s radio, pointed out that Osasuna is “a team that is having a great season, is seventh and they are going to play in their field”, for which the quarterfinal duel “It will be beautiful and exciting.”
«If we are able to pass, we would be two games away from a final. You have to give up everything to try to get through and have a good season in the Cup”, said the Sevilla president, for whom the eight teams in contention were “very powerful”.