EL Clasico (LIVE UPDATES): Barcelona, Real Madrid battle in Copa Del Rey

FC Barcelona [Photo: Goal.com]
FC Barcelona [Photo: Goal.com]

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.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live updates.

Kick off at Nou Camp is 9pm

REAL MADRID STARTING XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Llorente, Modric; Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius

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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


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