Actual Madrid, Barcelona to satisfy in Copa del Rey semis

Actual Madrid will tackle Clasico rivals Barcelona within the Copa del Rey semi-finals whereas Athletic Bilbao will face Osasuna following Monday’s draw.

The reigning Spanish champions will host Barca earlier than visiting the Camp Nou, in the one spherical of Spain’s nationwide knockout competitors held over two legs.

Carlo Ancelotti’s facet reached the final 4 after overcoming native rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 in further time within the quarter-finals, whereas Barcelona defeated Actual Sociedad 1-0.

“It is an enormous recreation, not just for the Copa del Rey, it is a huge recreation the world over,” Barcelona’s sporting director Jordi Cruyff mentioned in response to the draw held close to Madrid.

Cruyff mentioned his gamers had already moved on from their 3-1 win in opposition to Actual Madrid on this month’s Spanish Tremendous Cup ultimate in Saudi Arabia.

“We begin from zero and it will likely be a beautiful battle,” he added.

Athletic Bilbao — who’ve reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals for 4 seasons operating — gained their place within the ultimate 4 with a 3-1 victory over Valencia within the final spherical.

Their opponents Osasuna knocked out Sevilla within the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win after further time.

Actual Madrid’s journey to Morocco subsequent week to compete within the FIFA Membership World Cup will conflict with the same old date for the semi-final first legs and compelled a rescheduled calendar.

The primary legs might be performed on February 28 and March 1, whereas the return fixtures might be held between April 4 and 6.

Seville’s La Cartuja stadium is because of host the ultimate on Might 6.


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