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Barcelona – Real Madrid, Copa del Rey, semi-final first leg, Feb 6

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The latest odds from top bookmakers: 

FC Barcelona
Real Madrid

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