Copa del Rey semi-final draw: Valencia drawn against Barcelona

Barcelona are the holders of the Copa del Rey
Barcelona have won the Copa del Rey a record 27 times

Gary Neville's Valencia have been drawn against holders Barcelona in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.

Neville, who is still seeking a first La Liga win since being appointed in December, was looking to avoid Luis Enrique's side until the final.

However, Valencia will now meet Barcelona, who are chasing five trophies this season, over two legs on the 3 and 10 February.

Sevilla will meet Celta Vigo in the other semi-final.

Barcelona are top of La Liga, have won the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup, and are still in the Champions League.

Valencia drew 1-1 at home to Barcelona in the league in December three days after Neville was appointed.

Real Madrid were disqualified from this season's Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player in an earlier round.

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