One of the fiercest rivalries in world football will be ignited tonight as Spanish giants, Barcelona, and Real Madrid clash in the Copa Del Rey
Madrid came out on top 2-1 when these sides last met in this competition, with Gareth Bale sealing a memorable victory for his side late on in the 2013-14 final.
Barca have lifted the cup in every season since then and they will be keen to keep that run going by taking a positive result to the Spanish capital for the return leg in three weeks’ time.
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Kick off at Nou Camp is 9pm
REAL MADRID STARTING XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Llorente, Modric; Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius
SUBS: Courtois, Nacho, Bale, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos
BARCELONA STARTING XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Malcom, Suarez, Coutinho
SUBS: Alena, Messi, Roberto, Boateng, Pena, Vidal, Murillo
We are already underway at the Camp Nou and Real Madrid are ahead
Lucas Vazquez with the goal!
Sergio Ramos cuts off the run of Nelson Semedo. He gets a yellow card
Vinicius Junior has a great chance to double Real Madrid’ s lead, but fails to score as his effort is blocked
Nelson Semedo with an effort for Barcelona but keeper makes a good save
Madrid may have claimed bragging rights in the final five years ago, but Barcelona have dominated this competition ever since by winning it in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Very intense game and both teams doing well
Navas with another save for Real Madrid
Vinicius Junior concedes a free kick after tripping Malcom
Ball possession: Barcelona: 52%, Real Madrid: 48%.
Suarez forces a good save from Keylor Navas who turns the ball behind for a corner
Dangerous challenge by Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid
Navas doing very well for Real Madrid tonight
Malcom from Barcelona directs the ball behind the defence, but it’s intercepted
HT Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid are enjoying a 1-0 lead into half time thanks to a well-taken goal from Vazquez six minutes in, assisted by in-form striker Benzema. Barca have created a couple of openings and struck the bar through Rakitic, but Los Blancos have been the more dangerous overall
Second half underway at Camp Nou
Chance! Philippe Coutinho fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box
GOAL!! BARCELONA GET THE EQUALISER
Malcom gets the equaliser
Jordie Abla with an effort
Still waiting for another goal
Arturo Vidal gets a yellow card
Six yellow card in this match so far
Three minutes added time
Luis Suarez shot is blocked
FT: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid