Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Streqam and Highlights
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Preview:
Date: February 26, 2013; Time: 8:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Camp Nou — Barcelona.
Real Madrid travels to Camp Nou for the rematch in Copa del Rey, where Clasico rivals will fight for the place in the final. The first leg finished in a draw 1-1 at Santiago Bernabeu after goals scored by Fabregas and Varane, so the Blaugrana’s away goal gives them a slight advantage ahead of Tuesday night game.
Barcelona are at the top of La Liga with 68 points from 25 games. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat from last five games. Last five home games the Catalans have finished with 4 wins and 1 draw. Blaugrana have great home record cause they are undefeated in their last 22 matches in all competitions. They defeated Sevilla with the score 2-1 this weekend. Their best forward Lionel Messi has scored 38 goals in his 25 appearances. Also, he has scored in 15 uninterrupted fixtures in La Liga. But, Barcelona have won just one of their last 6 games against Real Madrid having 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses.
Real Madrid goes 3rd in the league table with 52 points from 25 matches. Their current form has seen 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last five games. Last five games far away from home Los Blancos have finished with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. They managed a hard 1-2 win over Deportivo at the weekend. Their best forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored 24 goals in his 24 appearance. Also, he has scored 7 goals in his last 7 games against Barca. Real Madrid have won only 3 of their last 10 away games across all competitions.
The hosts have a full and healthy squad. Their only doubt is Adriano with his hamstring problem. Carles Puyol, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas and Xavi are all back in line after being rested over the weekend. Assistant coach Jordi Roura has to prove that he is capable to find best wards for his players, as Tito Vilanova is still in New York. an otherwise clean bill of health.
Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane are all back from injuries, while Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria also returns after missing the first match due to suspensions. Kaka could start from the first minutes, after his great match against Deportivo on Saturday.
Barcelona line-up: Pinto, Dani Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Fàbregas, Pedro, L. Messi, Iniesta.
Last three matches:
FC Barcelona 2 – Sevilla 1;
AC Milan 2 – FC Barcelona 0;
Granada 1 – FC Barcelona 2.
Real Madrid line-up: Lopez, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Last three matches:
Deportivo 1 – Real Madrid CF 2;
Real Madrid CF 2 – Rayo Vallecano 0;
Real Madrid CF 1 – Man Utd. 1.