Real Madrid start 2017 with their match against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey last sixteen. the Whites have done well in previous meetings in the same competition, having beaten the Andalusian side in their 6 most recent knockout clashes. 1959, 1968, 1979, 1983, 2004 and 2011 are they years which saw the sides drawn together and the results have been favourable for the madridistas. Real Madrid won nine, drew once and lost twice.
The last time Real Madrid and Sevilla came face to face was in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey in 2010/11. The Whites won 0-1 away and 2-0 at home, seeing them into the final, where they won the title against Barcelona.
Sevilla are one of the sides that Real Madrid have faced the most in the history of the Copa del Rey, behind Athletic, Atlético and Barcelona. From a total of 28 games against the Andalusian side, the Whites have 16 wins, 2 draws and 10 defeats.