BAR vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
The reigning champions Barcelona will be traveling to the Spanish capital to face their eternal rivals Real Madrid in the 2nd leg of Copa del Rey semifinal match, with the tie hanging in balance at 1-1 from the first leg, at Santiago Bernabeu, in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday night (IST).
What competition it is? Copa del Rey, semi-final, 2nd leg
Teams: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona
Kick Off: Wednesday 28 February
Match Timing: 01:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Santiago Bernabeu (81,044)
Los Blancos looked a completely different outfit in the first leg to the one which was hammered 5-1 by Barcelona earlier in the season. The defeat proved to be the final nail in the coffin for the then manager as Julen Lopetegui was shown the exit door.
But there is so much optimism surrounding Real Madrid these days, that the struggle of the inchoate season looks a distant memory. As things stand, Madrid should qualify to the Champions Legaue quarterfinal having won the first leg 2-1 against Ajax, while they have trimmed the gap down to nine points on leaders Barcelona in the league.
Now, this leg is at home, and Real Madrid couldn’t have asked for a better setting to end Barcelona’s dominance of this competition which started in 2015.
However, the 1-2 loss at home against Girona took some sheen out of their resurgence under manager Santiago Solari. The result highlighted that there is a vast room for improvement and hosts must be on their toes if they are to stop Lionel Messi and Co from winning their fifth consecutive Copa del Rey.
With just one win from five games, Barcelona had a very poor February by their standards. And the sequence seemed to continue when Sevilla took the lead twice in the last match.
However, when you have world-class talent in your ranks, the bad times can’t sustain for long and that’s what happened. It was literally a one-man show as Lionel Messi masterclass saved Barcelona another day, eventually winning the match 2-4 at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
The Argentine scored a magnificent hattrick, including an outrageous volley, and also set up the team’s fourth goal for Luis Suarez.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Madrid –W D W W L W
FC Barcelona – D D D W D W
BAR vs RM Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Marcos Llorente is still recovering from a muscular problem and is expected to miss the match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Playmaker Isco is available for selection after recovering from a back problem, but it’s highly unlikely that he features here as his issue with the manager shows no signs of settling down.
Note: Sergio Ramos will be making a return to the squad after missing the Levante match due to a suspension. With Raphael Varane fit, Nacho could be the man making a way for the captain. This could be the only change to the playing 11 which started the last match.
Key Players – Lucas Vazquez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema
Injured – The visitors will be without Rafinha, Jasper Cillessen, Arthur and Thomas Vermaelen.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Jasper Cillessen has been the preferred choice for goalkeeping in this tournament. However, he is not fit which will see Marc Ter Stegen starting the game.
Also, Samuel Umtiti made a return from a long injury against Sevilla. But Ernesto Valverde may not risk the Frenchman here and should start with Clement Lenglet at the back with Gerard Pique. The wing could see a change as well with Ousmane Dembele replacing Philippe Coutinho in the playing 11.
Key Players – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez
BAR vs RM Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Madrid– Navas (GK), Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Reguilon; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Vinicius, Benzema, Lucas
FC Barcelona– Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Messi, Coutinho, Suarez
BAR vs RM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
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We back Barcelona not to lose this match.
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