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Barcelona demand Copa del Rey format change - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Collins Udeme | 13/03/2018

Andres Iniesta, Barcelona

La Liga leaders Barcelona have reportedly requested a stop to the two-legged format of domestic cup (Copa del Rey) competitions in Spanish football.

The elections for the RFEF (Spanish FA) will be held next month with Juan Luis Larrea (pictured) expected to be sworn in, but the Catalan giants according to Football Espana via Diario AS have requested this premise before offering their support.

Top-flight Spanish club enter the Copa at the last 32 stage with the sides competing in Europe drawn against teams from the lower divisions, with the other matches an open draw.

However, the Blaugrana are keen for fixture congestion to be cut down and for these matches to be played across just one leg, according to a report in Diario AS.