Copa Del Rey
When:February 07, 2019, 1:30 AM, IST
Where: Camp Nou
The biggest rivalry in football commences as yet another chapter will be written in El Classico when Barcelona host Real Madrid for the second time this season. This will be the first leg of the semi-final tie in the Copa Del Rey.
Barcelona are the league leaders are clearly the favourites to win the Spanish La Liga as they are leading the table with a 6 points lead. The team has been fantastic from the get-go and don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Coach Ernesto Valverde will be looking to retain his domestic cup title as well this time out. He has made some good changes in the way the team plays football, and most of them are going to come to fruition in the UEFA Champions League. The Catalans are once again the best side in Spain but they will be looking to dominate the world with their current roster.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have had a dismal season so far. They lost their manager in Zinedine Zidane as he took a sabbatical from coaching. To make things worse, the top scorer of the club’s history in Cristiano Ronaldo too parted ways as he went to Juventus. The team was in shambles for the majority of the season and finally, there is some stability. They still do have some world-class players in the squad, and it has taken them some time to come out of the shock of being hit by the double jeopardy of departures. Also, Real Madrid were embarrassed by Barcelona in the El Clasico that took place earlier in the season, and this is their opportunity to exact that loss.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Barcelona –D W W L W W
Real Madrid – W W W W W L
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Team News:
Injured – Rafinha, Samuel Umtiti and Jasper Cillessen are out and unlikely to return before March.
Suspended – No-one is suspended for the team.
Questionable – Lionel Messi (Fitness), Jordi Alba (Yellow Card Risk)
Note: Sergio Busquets was rested in the last game and he will be back to anchor the midfield and help out the side in this fixture.
Key Players – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
Injured – Jesus Vallejo and Luca Zidane are the only players who will be in the injury ward for this game.
Suspended – No player is suspended for the side.
Questionable – Nacho Fernandez (Risk of suspension).
Note: The team has won the last five games in a row and they will be looking to make limited changes to the winning combination.
Key Players – Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema
Barcelona– ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur, Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Real Madrid– Navas (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Llorente, Ceballos, Bale/Vazquez, Benzema, Junior
When it comes to El Clasico the form goes out of the window. The pride is the one who dictates who wants it the most, and since Barcelona are competing to win yet another treble, we back them to come out on top as winners.
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