SD Formentera line up for their LaLiga 123 second division match against CF Hercules in Sant Francesc Xavier on the island of Formentera, October 22, 2017. Formentera Press Department/Handout via Reuters
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Athletic, eight-time Liga champions, have lifted the cup 23 times and played in 37 finals, in contrast to Formentera, who first entered the competition three years ago.They won another penalty shootout at the start of this campaign and last month overcame having a man sent off against former Liga side Logrones to win 4-3 in extra time.The squad huddled around a television for the last 32 draw, where teams from the top flight enter, and exploded with excitement when they were paired with Athletic.The thought of Formentera playing a team of Athletic's stature was even harder to imagine a decade ago, when they were on the brink of going bust and administrators took over the cash-strapped club for seven months.
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