CF Cartagena chief executive Fran de Paula has described drawing Barcelona in the Copa del Rey as ‘Christmas come a month-and-a-half early’.
“It is as if we have hit the jackpot, that Christmas has come a month-and-a-half early,” De Paula has enthused to reporters today.
“It’s a gift to have Barcelona as an adversary and now we must enjoy this tie.
“Barcelona were one of the clubs that we wanted to play. Obviously they were one that we had hoped for and the fans must enjoy this, it will be unique.”