One of the most anticipated games of the season takes place on Thursday as Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
The return fixture will also take place on the 5th of March 2023.
Feel free to join us in discussion of this heavyweight fixtures.
Barcelona struggle massively without Pedri
There have been at least four goals in the last four games between Real Madrid and Barcelona:
◉ Barcelona 2-3 Real Madrid
◉ Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona
◉ Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona
◉ Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Araújo, Koundé, Alonso, Balde; Kessié, Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Raphinha, Torres, Gavi.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Camavinga, Kroos, Modric, Valverde; Benzema, Vinicius.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have given us some memorable Clásicos outside of La Liga
Sergio Busquets is set to play in his 46th career El Clásico, the most of any player ever
Éder Militão has just scored the first own goal in El Clásico since 27 February 2019, when Raphaël Varane did it in what was also a Copa del Rey semifinal clash at Santiago Bernabeu.
An unlucky deflection gives Barcelona the lead!
HT: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
Shots on target: 0-1
Eder Militao’s own goal is the difference in #ElClasico.
Sergio Busquets (46) has surpassed Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos to become the player with the most appearances in El Clasico
Real Madrid lose their FIRST match at home in 11 months
Their last defeat at the Bernabeu came against Chelsea in April 2022.
Real Madrid’s last 10 ElClasico’s played at the Santiago Bernabéu: WLLLWWLWLL
Real Madrid’s last 10 ElClasico’s played at the Camp Nou: WDWDLDDWWW
What home advantage?
Real Madrid’s form at home this season in all comps:
Barcelona hand them their first L.
No player in the history of El Clásico has more wins than Sergio Busquets (22)
Real Madrid failed to have a shot on goal in a home match for the first time since 2010
Barcelona lead Real Madrid 1-0 on aggregate.
Today they go again at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey Clásico semifinal
The fifth and final El Clásico of the season is here, as Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal!
Los Blancos need to push as Barça hold a 1–0 aggregate lead, so we hope to see a lot of excitement.
Last time out in the Copa del Rey
BACK-TO-BACK HAT TRICKS FOR KARIM BENZEMA
Sunday: hat trick in La Liga
Wednesday: another hat trick against Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey semifinal
Karim Benzema is having a WEEK
𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐕𝐄 Clásico moment for Karim Benzema