Barcelona will face off against the Spanish Champions Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on Wednesday night in the second leg of their semi-final clash in the Copa del Rey 2022-23. Both, Barcelona and Real Madrid, have comfortably won their recent La Liga fixtures as the Catalan Giants defeated Elche 4-0 in an away fixture while Los Blancos thrashed Real Valladolid 6-0 in a home fixture.
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Xavi adapted his tactics beautifully in the first leg according to his available players as he switched to more of a defensive setting. Coincidently these are the kind of tactics that Real Madrid have used over the years and Xavi beat them at their own game in the first leg. The table toppers are going through an injury crisis with many of their key players like Dembele, DeJong, Pedri, and Christensen injured. Although Pedri and Dembele might come back this game, Xavi will more likely use Araujo against Vinicius which has worked well so far and use Raphinha, Lewandowski, and Fati as the front three with Gavi in the midfield.
The Los Blancos have yet to reach the finals of the Copa Del Rey since their win in the 2014-15 season when they beat the Blaugrana in the finals. The wonder kids Rodrygo and Vinicius will have to step up and support their talisman Benzema if they have to beat high-flying Barcelona. Since 15-16, they have won everything there is to win for them but have failed to win this trophy and they will try to gain some momentum leading up to the all-important Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.
Head to Head:
- Barcelona have played their arch-nemesis Real Madrid 253 times in their history and have won 100 and lost 102 while 51 were drawn.
- In their last ten games across all competitions, Barcelona have won four while Real Madrid have won six.
- In their first leg fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 1-0, courtesy of Eder Miltao, who put the ball in his own net.
Copa Del Rey 2022-23, Semifinal: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
When and where will Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey semi-final second leg take place?
The Copa Del Rey semifinal match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 12:15 am IST at the Camp Nou.
Where to watch the live telecast of Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey semi-final second leg in India?
The live telecast of the Copa Del Rey match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will not be available in India.
Where to watch the live stream of Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey semi-final second leg in India?
The live stream of the Copa Del Rey match will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
Where to catch live scores of the Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey Semi-final?
SportsTiger website and app will provide you with live scores and live updates of all the Copa Del Rey 2022-23 matches.
Predicted Line ups:
Barcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen (GK); Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Marcus Alonso, Alejandro Balde; Frank Kessie, Sergio Busquets, Pablo Gavi; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois (GK); Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Federico Valverde, Rodrygo Silva, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr
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