Real Madrid vs Barcelona: It will be a clash between the El Clasico rivals in one of the Copa del Rey semi-finals as they have been drawn against each other in the last four of the competition.
The Real Madrid vs Barcelona clash was confirmed after the Copa del Rey semi-final draw took place on Monday. In the other semi-final of Copa del Rey, Athletic Bilbao will square off with Osasuna.
Real Madrid secured their passage to the semi-final of Copa del Rey after emerging triumphant in the Madrid derby. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid clashed in the quarter-final of the competition, and the latter came from behind to defeat the former.
After Alvaro Morata sent Atletico Madrid ahead in the first half, Real Madrid restored parity through Rodrygo in the second half and took the game to extra time. Goals from Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr in the extra time sealed Real Madrid’s victory and progression to the semi-finals.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico rivals to battle it out in Copa del Rey semi-final
Barcelona, meanwhile, booked their place in the last four of Copa del Rey after getting the better of Real Sociedad in the quarter-final.
The Catalan outfit secured a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the quarter-final, courtesy of a goal from Ousmane Dembele.
Real Madrid will host the first leg of this Real Madrid vs Barcelona Copa del Rey semi-final at Santiago Bernabeu. Barcelona will then host the second leg of this Real Madrid vs Barcelona Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, it was Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final that took place earlier this month. Barcelona got the better of Real Madrid on that occasion as they inflicted a 3-1 defeat on their El Clasico rivals to lift the Spanish Super Cup.
Real Madrid will be hoping to avenge that defeat when the two sides clash in the Copa del Rey. Barcelona, meanwhile, will be aiming to once again get the better of their fierce rivals and earn their place in the final of Copa del Rey.
Meanwhile, it is Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the La Liga title race, too. Barcelona sits atop the La Liga points table with 47 points from 18 matches while Real Madrid have 42 points from 18 matches.