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Real Madrid draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis

02 February, 2019, 00:17 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Vinicius has transformed Real Madrid this season

As Barca's cup goalkeeper, he was set to start the first leg of the Clasico tie against Madrid at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

The draw made on Friday means there will be back-to-back Clasicos, with the second leg due to take place in the last week of February, before Madrid host Barca in La Liga on March 2.

He was present in the 5-1 win against Real Madrid, the vital away draws at the Wanda Metropolitano against Atlético and at the Mestalla against Valencia (both 1-1), as well as in the well-worked victory over Sevilla at the Camp Nou (4-2).

"If we are at our level we will go through", Barcelona director Guillermo Amor said.

Meanwhile, Los Blancos progressed thanks to a comfortable 7-3 aggregate win over Girona. "We are talking about two teams with a lot of resources, with extraordinary players, and we always expect very tight games".


Two-time cup winners Real Betis will host Valencia in the opening leg of the other semifinal with the second game played on February 27 at the Mestalla stadium.

Barca have won the Spanish Cup for five consecutive years since Carlo Ancelotti's side beat their bitter rivals 2-1 in the final of 2014 edition.

Karim Benzema scored twice to move up to sixth in Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorers. "We trust our players and we will see what happens".

"Real Madrid is the best team of the last century and therefore the best team in history".

The Seville-based club will have an added motivation to reach the final as the title game will be played at their Benito Villamarin stadium on May 25.

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