According to the results of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey of Spain in 2018/19, Real Madrid and Barcelona will face. The remaining pair of matches takes place between Valencia and Real Betis.
The first game of El Clasico in the Copa del Rey semi-final will take place on the night of February 6 at the Camp Nou. Three weeks later, both teams returned to play at the Santiago Bernabéu. In the closest confrontation to the first stage of the Liga this season, Barça buried Real 5-1. Only a day later, like a drop of water, the White men fired coach Julen Lopetegui.
El Clasico appeared in the semifinals of the King of Spain
In the last decade, Real and Barça have repaired the Copa del Rey. They won 8 out of 10 total titles. Particularly for Barça, they try to win the fifth consecutive League and the second under coach Ernesto Valverde.
In the 1/8 round and quarterfinals, Barça lost the previous leg Levante and Sevilla in turn with the score 2-1 and 2-0. But these are the games where Lionel Messi is completely rested. When the Argentine star returned, Barça immediately played "dumb" and invested the game with 3-0 and 6-1 victories.
With the Copa del Rey, coach Ernesto Valverde has calculated. He kept Messi's power in the games with Levante and Sevilla. Only when he enters a difficult position, Valverde reaches a superstar of 31 years and achieves. In the next 2 games of El Clasico, I think Messi can not miss more than one minute.
Compared to last season, Real is considered to have weakness after the superstar that Cristiano Ronaldo has left. However, with any party considered as Super classic, all surprises can happen. In the quarterfinals, Real won the game of Girona 4-2 and 3-1, respectively, in 2 home games and guests.
With the distance of Barça in the League with 10 points, Real made a great determination in the Copa del Rey. Coach Santiago Solari naturally wants to have the first title after leading Los Blancos. The next 2 games of El Clásico are also an important test for this 42-year-old ruler.
Gia Vi (TTVN)