Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Copa del Rey 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

Real Madrid are back in action on Thursday where they’ll face eternal rivals Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal clash at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Los Blancos defeated city rivals Atlético Madrid 3-1 in the quarterfinals to qualify for this round, while Xavi’s men defeated Real Sociedad 1-0.

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of David Alaba and Ferland Mendy who are both recovering from injury.

As for Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Pedri are all out of contention with injury problems. Andreas Christensen is a doubt.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):


Carvajal — Militão — Rüdiger — Nacho

Modrić — Camavinga — Kroos

Valverde — Benzema — Vinícius

Barcelona (4-4-2):

Ter Stegen

Kounde — Araujo — Christensen — Balde

De Jong — Busquets — Roberto — Gavi

Torres — Raphinha

Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Real Madrid: 3 Wins
Draws: 0
Barcelona: 2 Wins

Kick-off time

Real Madrid host Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night (02 March) at 21:00 CET.

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