The Copa del Rey semi-final match between Barcelona and Real Madrid match will be hosted at Camp Nou on 7th February at 1:30 am IST. Unfortunately, the live TV coverage of the match will not be available in India. So here’s how you can watch it!
It is hailed as one of the biggest rivalries in club football – El Clasico is back to enthrall its fans world over. Barcelona will be playing host to Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal at Camp Nou. Within a month both Barcelona and Real Madrid are about to play three El-Clasico’s. Eyeing their fifth consecutive Copa del Rey, Ernesto Valverde’s men will be a force to deal with for Los Blancos after staging a stunning second-leg comeback against Sevilla last week, beating them 6-1 at Camp Nou.
Barcelona have lost the first match of each of their last two ties, so they will have to be on the mettle from the beginning on Wednesday or face their biggest challenge yet as they strive for their 31st triumph in the tournament. On the other hand, Real Madrid have won their last 5 matches across all competitions. And would look for revenge of the heart-crushing 5-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Catalans back in October, which saw the end of their ex-manager Julien Lopetegui. Barcelona captain and talisman Lionel Messi suffered a thigh injury in the clash against Valencia on the weekend but to everyone’s joy, he is back amongst the squad which faces Real Madrid while youngster Ousmane Dembele has been left out for the first of the three Clasicos.
When and what time is the Copa del Rey’s Barcelona vs Real Madrid semi-final?
The El Clasico will be played on February 7, Thursday, and it will start at 01:30 am India time. The 1st leg will be played at Camp Nou.
Where and how to watch the live TV coverage of Barcelona vs Real Madrid? Which TV channel will have the match live?
Unfortunately, the Copa del Rey semi-final between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be not aired on TV in India. The live stream of the Copa del Rey semi-final match will be available on Jio TV’s official app.
But in the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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|beIN Sports / beIN Sports en Espanol||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be streamed on Eleven Sports.
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What will be the likely lineups for Barcelona vs Real Madrid match?Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Vinicius
Historically, Barcelona have gotten the better of the Clasico, which was first played in 1929, with 113 overall wins to Real Madrid’s 99. Meanwhile, there have been 60 draws.
As Los Blancos go chasing a historic 100th victory in the fixture, these are encounters that mean more to them, especially Solari, who is doing his best to show the board that he is worth the coaching job on a full-time basis.
Barcelona, meanwhile, are the undoubted kings of the cup, having appeared in 23 successive rounds of the competition. Indeed, the last time they were knocked out before the final was February 2013, when Madrid beat them 4-2 on aggregate.
The four-time defending champions will not want history to repeat itself.
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