Barcelona and Real Madrid, two great football teams, face one another the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, which will be the first of three Clasico in 25 days.
The appearance of Lionel Messi is in doubt due to injury, but Ernesto Valverde’s men looked impressive without him last time against main rivals, having won 5-1 in October.
Real now play under the guidance of another coach, but Santiago Solari has a long way to go to proove that he could become a long-term successor.
With the appointment of Solari, Real are experiencing a mini-revival: they are just 2 points behind the second-placed Atletico in la Liga and are through last 16 of the Champions League.
In the other semi-final Real Betis and Valencia will play. The final will be held at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville on May 25.
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