FC Barcelona's defence of the Copa del Rey will begin against Cultural Leonesa, it was announced on Friday afternoon, as the draw for the competition was made at the RFEF headquarters in Madrid. Barça will make their first appearance in the tournament this term with a meeting with a side that they last faced in 2009/10.
In the first leg of that fixture, held on 28 October 2009 at the Estadio Reino de León, Barça won 0-2 thanks to a brace from Pedro. In the return leg, Pep Guardiola's side ran out 5-0 winners, as Bojan (2), Pedro, Messi and Xavi all found the net.
The first leg of the tie will be played on Wednesday 31 October at 9.30pm CET at the Estadio Reino de León.