Copa del Rey, third round

The third round of the cup took place this week, with eleven ties played over one leg between lower division sides. Five matches involved second division A sides, with Málaga, Granada 74, Xerez, Hércules and Elche going through to the fourth round together with Las Palmas, who were given a bye. And there were six games between second division B sides, with Burgos, Pontevedra, Alcoyano, Real Unión, Alicante and Denía all qualifying. First division teams join the competition at the next stage, with the second division B survivors seeded to meet six of the sides playing in Europe this year. (10.10.07)