After being victorious in a dramatic 1st leg in the Copa Del Rey semifinals with a 1-0 scoreline, FC Barcelona hosts Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the 2nd leg of the tie later today.
- This will be the 5th el clasico of this season ( 1 pre season friendly)
- FC Barcelona have won the last 3 el clasicos consecutively, beating Real Madrid for the Spanish super cup along the way.
- FC Barcelona have won their last 5 matches in all competitions while Real Madrid have won only 3 (1D 1L)
- Last time when Real Madrid met FC Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey semi finals in the 18/19 season, The Catalans won the tie with a aggregate score of 4-1 knocking out Real Madrid rather comfortably.
After missing the Elche game due to suspension, Raphinha once again gets into the matchday squad to face Real Madrid, the Brazilian was heavily influential in the last el clasico which FC Barcelona won 2-1.
Ousmane Dembele, Andreas Christensen, Pedri and Frenkie De Jong are still recovering from their injuries and miss out on the el clasico squadlist.
Ferland Mendy is the only absentee for Real Madrid.
Ronald Araujo, Jules Kounde, Marcos Alonso alongside Alejandro Balde will complete the back four while Marc Andre Ter Stegen will be the usual in between the sticks.
Sergi Roberto, Frank Kessie, Sergio Busquets are expected to complete the midfield trio in today’s el clasico. Frank Kessie scored the late winner in the last league clasico to get all the three points for FC Barcelona and the Ivorian will try to repeat his heroics in the today’s fixture as well.
Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha will occupy the Striker and Right wing positions respectively while young Gavi will be deployed as the false winger which Xavi likes to try out against Real Madrid which gave him immense success in the past.
What are your thoughts about this fixture??
Can Real Madrid conjure up a comeback or can FC Barcelona make it 4 consecutive Clasico wins and knock out Real Madrid from the Copa Del Rey??
Drop your thoughts in the comment section.