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On January 30th Real Madrid takes on Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. Defensively insipid Los Blancos will try to confront strong Blaugranas in the Copa del Rey first-leg match. The capital club will pass the test when they host the La Liga leaders in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Copa del Rey semi-finals faces two Spanish titans. It is the game of the world giants, Real Madrid and Christiano Ronaldo against Barcelona and Lionel Messi. About 80.000 of people at Santiago Bernabeu will watch a great fight between one of the best two players and one of the best clubs in the world. Ronaldo and Messi are closing to this tie in a good form. Last season Christiano Ronaldo scored an amazing 46 goals in La Liga, but still lost to golden-boy Messi who did 50 goals. Ronaldo is the second top-scorer in La Liga this year with 21 goals so far, while Messi has 33.
These two teams have met fifty times: Barcelona have won twenty two of them, and Real Madrid won thirteenth. Fifteen games ended with a draw.
Real Madrid stands third in La Liga table with forty three points after twenty one games. This team has only lost two of their last forty home games at the Santiago Bernabeu. And both defeats came from the guests Barcelona 1-3 (2011) and 1-2 (2012). Their present form has seen three wins and two draws. Last five home games Los Merengues have finished with one draw and four straight wins. Real Madrid trashed Getafe with the score 4-0 this weekend. Real Madrid have won the Copa del Rey eighteen times. Real Madrid are on a 31-match undefeated run at home arena in all competitions. But, at the same time the Castilian team has won just one of their last eight home games against Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal at the Bernabeu in the game with Getafe, so now he has scored for Real Madrid 179 goals in 176 games.
Also, Jose Mourinho and his team are involved in real scandal with local newspaper Marca. Marca has declare that two captains Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos have told to the club directors that they have to choose between the Portuguese head coach and them. Florentino Perez refuses these rumours about Real Madrid players’ and Mourinho. The president called a press conference to insure that there is no truth in Marca reports and has claimed that there are no problems between the squad and head coach Jose Mourinho. But in midweek a Spanish journalist and girlfriend of Iker Casillas has told the press that these rumours could be true and Jose Mourinho does not communicate with some players.
Barcelona are at the top of the league table with fifty eight points after twenty one games. Blaugranas are perhaps the best team in the world. Messi and Barcelona have won it all the titles. Barcelona are the current holders of the Copa del Rey. Lionel Messi scored awesome 33 goals in 21 games so far this season. Also, he scored four of their five goals in the match against Osasuna last weekend, which ended with the score 5-1. The Catalans have won eight of their last nine away fixtures in all competitions. Also Barca have progressed to the final of the Copa del Rey after 4-3 aggregate win against Blancos last season. Pedro rodrigez could make his 200th appearance for Barca in this game.
Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has a lot of problems with the squad going in to this “El Clasico”. Iker Casillas has a broken hand and Pepe is out due to ankle problems. So Antonio Adan or their new signing Diego Lopez are expected between the posts. Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria all are serving suspensions. Good news for Madrid fans, that Cristiano Ronaldo is expected after hurting his ankle in last 4-0 win over Getafe.
Gerard Pique has returned from a suspension, so Barcelona s doesn’t have any injury worries. They are coming into this Clasico with a full squad. Jordi Alba, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas all were rested at this weekend’s victory over Osasuna, but they are expected to come back to the starting squad.
Cesc Fabregas and Javier Mascherano could miss the second meeting on the Camp Nou for Barcelona, if they’ll get bookings today. Cristiano Ronaldo is in the same situation for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid line-up: Adan, Arbeloa, Albiol, Varane, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Ozil, Modric, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Last three games:
Real Madrid CF 4 – Getafe 0;
Valencia CF 1 – Real Madrid CF 1;
Valencia CF 0 – Real Madrid CF 5.
Barcelona line-up: Pinto, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Fabregas, Pedro, Messi, Iniesta.
Last three games:
FC Barcelona 5 – Osasuna 1;
Malaga 2 – FC Barcelona 4;
Real Sociedad 3 – FC Barcelona 2.