Real Madrid receives FC Barcelona at Santiago-Bernabeu, Thursday at 9 p.m., in the semi-final first leg of the Copa del Rey. TV channel, probable compositions… Here is the information to know about the meeting.
The context of Real Madrid – FC Barcelona
Real Madrid meets FC Barcelona, at Santiago-Bernabeu, for the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals. Second in La Liga seven points behind the Blaugrana, the merengue club remains in a draw at home against Atletico Madrid (1-1), as part of the 23rd day. Led by the Colchoneros, the players of Carlo Ancelotti will have avoided the worst by sticking together thanks to the young striker Alvaro Rodriguez. The White House faces a Catalan team eager to bounce back after a surprise defeat in Almeria (0-1). In the previous Clasico between the two Spanish behemoths, Barça won against their great rival (3-1), in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, with achievements from Gavi, Robert Lewandowski and Pedri.
The probable line-ups of Real Madrid – FC Barcelona
Real Madrid remain without the services of French full-back Ferland Mendy and Austrian defender David Alaba, both with thigh injuries. Opposite, FC Barcelona will not be able to rely on Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, hit in the left hamstring against Almeria. French winger Ousmane Dembélé and Spanish midfielder Pedri are absent due to thigh injuries. On the other hand, Ansu Fati could sign his return after a knee problem.
The probable line-up of Real Madrid
Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Rüdiger, Nacho – Kroos, Tchouaméni, Modric – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti.
The probable line-up of FC Barcelona
Ter Stegen – Koundé, Araujo, Christensen, Balde – De Jong, Busquets, Roberto – Raphinha, Torres, Gavi.
What time and on which channel to watch Real Madrid – FC Barcelona live?
The match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will be on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. on the channel The Team. The complete TV program of the day can be found here.