Football Barcelona - Real Madrid: schedule and where to watch the Copa del Rey on TV

A new Classic of Spanish football is coming

Football Barcelona - Real Madrid: schedule and where to watch the Copa del Rey on TV

A new Classic of Spanish football is coming. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other this Wednesday, April 5 (9:00 p.m.), for a place to play in the 2023 Copa del Rey final, which takes place on May 6 at the La Cartuja Olympic Stadium in Seville . The Camp Nou will pass judgment on this battle of giants in the second leg of the semifinals, after Xavi Hernández's team won the first leg by a minimum.

Seen what was seen in the white coliseum during the first leg, the tie is tremendously open. Barça won in the white arena without shining and thanks to an own goal by Militao, while Real Madrid commanded the green table without threatening Marc-André ter Stegen. It was a very easy game to improve with little for the teams to do anything in the Barça stadium.

With almost half the league in their pocket, Barcelona dreams of winning the Copa del Rey and signing a double this season that will make them forget their disastrous European journey, struck down at the first turn of the Champions League and then in the Europa League. The Catalan club wants to expand its hegemony in the KO tournament; nobody has lifted so many Cup titles (31) and Real Madrid is the penultimate obstacle.

For its part, Ancelotti's team is confident of knocking down their eternal rival in their fiefdom, and even more so after the scoring voracity shown against Valladolid in the last league game, just what they lacked in the first leg. The people of Madrid face one of the most transcendental stages of the year in which the two titles to which they can still aspire are played.

Real Madrid must stand at the Camp Nou willing to break the 2023 statistics. Three Clásicos have been played this year and three defeats have been suffered by the whites: in the final of the Spanish Super Cup (3-1), in the match of first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals (0-1) and in the league duel on March 19 (2-1).

Continuing with the historical data, the Copa del Rey has offered to date four situations like the current one, with the defeat of the whites in a first leg played at the Santiago Bernabéu (1926, 1959, 1962 and 2012), and in only one On this occasion, Real Madrid managed to overcome the tie. It happened in the 1962 quarterfinals, reports Efe, with a 1-3 draw thanks to goals from Luis del Sol, Puskás and Gento.

The Alicante referee Juan Martínez Munuera, from the Valencian committee, will lead the match at the Camp Nou. The winner of this tie will fight for the Copa del Rey title against the winner of the other semifinal between Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao.

The match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, corresponding to the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals, will take place this Wednesday, April 5, 2023, starting at 9:00 p.m. The duel can be seen live on television through La 1 de TVE. You can also follow the match live through EL MUNDO.es.

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