El Clasico in Copa Del Rey With Barcelona to Face Arch Rivals Real Madrid in Semi Finals
- Barcelona and Real Madrid have been paired together in the 2022/23 Copa del Rey semi-finals
- The two La Liga heavyweights have met twice already in this season and have one win apiece
- Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in this year's Spanish Super Cup to win Xavi his first trophy
The most anticipated football fixture in Spain, El Clasico will have two more fixtures this season, after Barcelona and Real Madrid were drawn to face each other in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Real Madrid currently trail Barcelona in La Liga by five points, after suffering a dip in form that saw them also lose the Super Cup final to Xavi’s men.
According to Football Espana, both arch-rivals have had two previous meetings already in the league and Super Cup, with La Blaugrana and Los Blancos having a win apiece.
The Catalans gained revenge against Carlo Ancelotti’s men in the Super Cup final, defeating the team from the Spanish capital 3-1 to win their first trophy under Xavi.
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Real Madrid will host Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on March 1 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, while the second leg will take place at Camp Nou in early April.
Osasuna drawn against Athletic Bilbao
Meanwhile, Osasuna has also been drawn to face Athletic Bilbao in the second semi-final, after the draws were conducted by Cope del Rey organisers on Monday, January 30, Goal reports.
Osasuna booked their semi-final slot after defeating Sevilla in the quarter-finals, while Athletic Bilbao edged out Valencia in their quest for a third final in three years.
The winner of the semi-final fixtures over two legs will tackle either Real Madrid or Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, to be staged at Seville's Estadio de la Cartuja on May 6.
Vini Jr responds after cup win
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Junior aiming a dig at Atletico Madrid, following his side's triumph in the Copa del Rey last Thursday evening.
The Brazilian was among the scorers, as Los Blancos clawed from a goal down to secure the bragging rights in the Madrid derby and a spot in the semi-finals of the Spanish cup.
The build-up to the 231st Madrid derby was marred by some fans of Atletico Madrid, who did the shameful act of displaying an effigy of Vinicius hung from a bridge.