The best Spanish handball meets from March 6 to 8 at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. In dispute, the Copa del Rey; the contestants, Barcelona, Bidasoa Irún, Ademar León, Logroño La Rioja, Helvetia Anaitasuna, Granollers, Cuenca, Benidorm. The draw held on Friday at the Madrid City Council drew the following pairings for the quarterfinals:
March 6, Friday:
Barcelona – Granollers
Ademar León – Logroño La Rioja
Helvetia Anaitasuna – Liberbank Cuenca
Bidasoa Irún – Handball Benidorm
March 7, Saturday: semifinals.
March 8, Sunday: final.
The Magic Box, a pleasant memory for the Spanish handball, since here he won the world gold in 2013, will open its doors for a battle in which the current champion, Barcelona, who will fire Víctor Tomás at the end of the season, will try defending a crown he has won in the last six occasions against the Granollers, who returns to the Copa del Rey five years later.
On the same side of the table, a tie between León and Logroño, second and third in the Asobal League. Last year’s finalist, Cuenca, will meet Helvetia Anaitasuna. And the second head of the series, Bidasoa Irún, who will receive Julen Aginagalde next year, will fight for a place in Saturday’s semifinals against debutant Benidorm.
Beyond the competition, the last major milestones of the women’s and men’s teams were remembered, with world silver and European gold. And from the Spanish Federation, with the voice of its president, Francisco Blázquez, a wish: «a small step forward so that we can recover the big stars we have in Europe and grow in level in the national league». .