Match of the Week: Barcelona - Real Madrid
Barcelona and Real Madrid clash in Barcelona in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, with the visitors looking to maintain their 1-0 lead from the first leg and progress to the final of the group.
With a high morale, Barcelona will host Real Madrid and will show the victory where they could either in extra time (if they win by a difference) or in the qualification (if they win by two goals). The Blaugrana are a "breath" away from winning the championship and they want to be in the final of the organization by eliminating their great rival.
After the looming lost championship, Real Madrid wants to be in the final of the Spanish Cup and eliminate its great rival. The Madrid players want not to be defeated by Barcelona and to celebrate the qualification. In terms of competition, there are no problems for coach Carlo Ancelotti and morale is at a fairly good level after the 6-0 win over Valladolid for the Spanish league.
In their last five matches, Barcelona has only wins.
In their last five matches, Real Madrid have three wins, one draw and one loss
In their last five matches, Barcelona have conceded just one goal
There have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored in three of Barcelona's last five matches
In three of Real Madrid's last five matches, one of the two teams has scored
Barcelona: (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – Araujo, Cude, M. Alonso, Balde – S. Roberto, Busquets, Kesier – Rafinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Real Madrid: (4-3-3): Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho (Alaba) – Modric, Tzumeni, Kroos – Valverde, Benzema, Benicius.