Barça draw Ceuta in the Cup
Barça have been drawn against Second B club Ceuta in the R32 of the Kings Cup. The first leg will be in Ceuta and the return leg in the Camp Nou.
Wednesday’s draw was organized so that all the teams taking part in European competitions
would be paired with clubs from the Spanish Second B (the third level).
Previous Cup meetings
The last time the two sides met in the Cup was in the 2000-2001 season, when Barça eliminated
Ceuta 3-0 in a one leg tie in the third round, the goals coming from Alfonso Perez and Kluivert.
Almost 60 years earlier, in the 1942-43 season, Barça beat Ceuta in a two-leg quarterfinal,
winning 5-2 in the old Les Corts stadium and then 2-4 in Ceuta.
A shaky start
Ceuta have started their league campaign in Group 4 of Second B in inconsistent form, winning
one, drawing two and losing two. They’ve scored four goals and conceded two. Last weekend
they drew 1-1 away to Alcalá. They’re managed by the former Cape Verde national team manager
Joao Carlos Pires de Deus.
Along the way to the R32 clash with FC Barcelona, Ceuta have eliminated Mancha Real (4-1),
Guadalajara (2-1) and Melilla (2-2), on penalties.