Barça to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey
FC Barcelona will face their biggest rivals at Camp Nou in the first leg on 6 February with the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu on 27 February
The Copa del Rey semi-final will see FC Barcelona face Real Madrid first at Camp Nou on Wednesday, 6 February at 9.00pm CET before playing the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu on 27 February, just days before the La Liga Clásico in Madrid on Saturday 2 March at 8.45pm CET. The other semi-final sees Real Betis take on Valencia.
The blaugranes’ cup run
Barça have reached the last four thanks to victories against Cultural Leonesa, Levante and Sevilla. The latter took a 2-0 lead in the tie after the first leg in the quarter-final, necessitating a tremendous comeback at Camp Nou in the second leg which Barça won 6-1. Ernesto Valverde’s are targeting a record fifth Copa del Rey title in a row.
Sant Solari’s team have knocked out Melilla 10-1 on aggregate before winning 3-0 against Leganés at home and losing 1-0 away to progress to the quarter-finals. In the last eight Real Madrid did away with Girona, winning 4-2 in the Bernabéu and 3-1 in Montilivi.
In the current campaign, the two side have already met once in the league. Barça ran out 5-1 winners that day at Camp Nou thanks to a hat-trick from Luis Suárez and goals from Coutinho and Arturo Vidal. As Barça coach, Ernesto Valverde has won his three previous encounters against Real Madrid.