This game is a rematch of the last season’s final, and is the eighth meeting between the sides in just 13 months. Here is some further trivia associated to the game
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- The last game between Madrid and Barça in the cup was last season’s final in Valencia, which the all-whites won with a Ronaldo goal in extra time. - That was one of eight games between the old rivals in just 13 months, and was the only one that Madrid won. Barça have won 4 and there have been 3 draws. - The last home and away meeting between the teams dates way back to 1996/97, when Barça qualified with a 3-2 win at the Camp Nou and a 1-1 draw at the Bernabéu. - José Mourinho was assistant manager for Barça at the time and Pep Guardiola was one of the players. - Historically, there is little to pick between the two. In 17 cup meetings over the years, Barcelona have managed 9 wins and Madrid 8. - Barça also beat Madrid in their two most recent home and way matches in other competitions: the 10/11 Champions League semi final and the 2011 Spanish Supercup. - Over the last 10 seasons, Barça have made the cup quarter finals 7 times and Madrid just 5. - Madrid got here by beating Ponferradina 7-1 on aggregate and Malaga 4-2. Barça defeated L’Hospitalet (10-0) and Osasuna (6-1). - Madrid have used 26 players in the competition, and Pepe has played the most minutes (270). But the only player who featured in all four matches was the now injured Khedira. - Madrid’s top scorer in the cup this year is Callejón with three goals. - Messi, Iniesta, Tello, Cesc, Cuenca and Thiago have all scored twice for Barcelona. - Pinto is the only player who has played for ninety minutes in all four Barcelona games.
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