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.
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.
📋 Squad list for Thursday’s match against Barcelona.
❌ Players NOT called up: Alaba & Mendy. pic.twitter.com/CPhfNjYxL5
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) March 1, 2023
Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Carvajal — Militão — Rüdiger — Nacho
Modrić — Camavinga — Kroos
Valverde — Benzema — Vinícius
Kounde — Araujo — Christensen — Balde
De Jong — Busquets — Roberto — Gavi
Torres — Raphinha
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Real Madrid: 3 Wins
Barcelona: 2 Wins
Real Madrid host Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night (02 March) at 21:00 CET.