FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Copa del Rey Semi-Final Leg 2 Match Preview, Possible Lineups & Fantasy XI Prediction

Camp Nou will host the Copa del Rey Semi-Final second leg of FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid. Barcelona has a 1-0 lead over Real before the ultimate clash.

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FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Copa del Rey Semi-Final Leg 2 Match Preview, Possible Lineups & Fantasy XI Prediction

Barcelona have a 1-0 lead before hosting the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi final at the Camp Nou against Real Madrid • Image - Twitter

After a dominant win over Elche to continue their march to the La Liga title, Barcelona are back home for the fifth and final El Clásico of the season. Real Madrid will meet them at the Spotify Camp Nou stadium after destroying Valladolid in La Liga by 6-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu. Read the full match preview, & every detail about the FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid match with the likes of fantasy XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

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FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid:

Copa del Rey Semi-Final | 2nd Leg Match Preview

Barça will start the match with the advantage in the tie after a hard-fought, ugly 1-0 win at the Santiago Bernabéu last month. They will have a chance to complete the league and Cup double if they get past their main rivals and also the final, but it won't be easy for them. Thinking they can replicate the exact same strategy and win again is not very smart. Barça got away with a lot in that first leg and could have easily conceded at least once.

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La Liga is pretty much out of reach for Madrid. So, they know that this is their only chance to win a domestic trophy this season. They are hungry for revenge after losing the last three Clásicos in a row. Carlo Ancelotti's side is healthy and very experienced in big elimination matches, and the recent losses to Barcelona make them even more dangerous for this one.

Match Details:

  • First Leg Result: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Stadium: Spotify Camp Nou
  • Date & Time:  Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 9 pm CET (Barcelona), 8 pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3 pm ET, 12 pm PT (USA), 12.30 am IST (India, Thursday)
  • Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
  • VAR:  José Luis González González

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Barcelona: 3 wins
  • Real Madrid: 2 wins
  • Draws: 0
Spotify Camp Nou

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Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Barcelona: WWWWW
  • Real Madrid: DWWLW

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Copa del Rey Semi-Final | 2nd Leg Team News

FC Barcelona:

The hosts will start without both Pedri and Frenkie de Jong in midfield. Franck Kessie or Sergi Roberto will join Sergio Busquets and Gavi in the middle of the park. Ansu Fati could retain his place down the left after a positive performance against Elche, while Xavi will welcome Raphinha back to the right side after he was suspended for the weekend's win. Ousmane Dembele and Andreas Christensen remain out.

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 5, 2023

Real Madrid:

Carlo Ancelotti has a couple of injury concerns in defence. After just returning from a hamstring injury, Ferland Mendy has picked up another setback and will miss out with a calf issue.

Antonio Rudiger wasn't in the squad for the thumping of Real Valladolid. The manager doesn't believe the German international's knee injury isn't anything serious and he should be fit to start.

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 5, 2023

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid:

Copa del Rey Semi-Final | 2nd Leg Possible Lineups

Barcelona predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Alonso, Balde; Busquets, Gavi, Roberto; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati.

Real Madrid predicted lineup (4-4-2): Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Rudiger, Alaba; Valverde, Modric, Camavinga, Vinicius; Benzema, Rodrygo.

Fantasy XI Prediction:

  • Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (BAR)
  • Defenders: Antonio Rudiger (RM), Jules Kounde (BAR), Alejandro Balde (BAR)
  • Midfielders: Federico Valverde (RM), Frenkie de Jong (BAR), Eduardo Camavinga (RM), Luka Modric (RM) Attackers: Karim Benzema (RM), Robert Lewandowski (BAR), Raphinha (BAR)
  • Captain: Robert Lewandowski, Vice-Captain: Karim Benzema

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