Real Madrid and Barcelona clash in Spanish Cup Football


World's great football clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona will take on each other in the quarter finals of Spanish Cup on January 18 and 25. This will be the fourth El Clasico in the season. In Last El Clasico, Barca had beaten Real. Read more details of news below.

The biggest treat for football afficionados is coming once again. It is nothing other than the El Casico between the archrivals Barcelona and Real Madrid. Real Madrid will host Barcelona on coming Wednesday in the first leg of Spanish Cup quarter final. The return leg will be played on January 25 at the Camp Nou, the home ground of Barcelona. The two teams met the last time in another clasico in Spanis League just a month before which was won by Barcelona for a score of 3-1.

Barcelona beat Osasuna in the pre quarters with a combined score of 6-1 whereas Real Madrid beat Malaga for an aggregate scoreline of 4-2. This will be the fourth and fifth El Clasico in this season.

Barcelona is 5 points below Real Madrid inthe Spanish League points table. A win is unavoidable to both sides. For Real Madrid, a loss will result in the drop of their confidence level and have a negative impact in the performance in La Liga. Barce can't afford a loss either for the same reasons. It must be noted that either of the teams have not fallen in a war of words since they have to play it safe. They are concentrating in the game only. The match will also be a clash of strategies and tactics between the iconic coaches, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
As both teams will shed sweat and blood, the match is expected to be nothing short of a fantastic one.
The expected first elevens are

Real Madrid
Casillas
Arbeloa
Ramos
Pepe
Marcelo
Xabi Alonso
Lass
Oezil
Benzema
Ronaldo
Higuain

Barcelona
Valdes
Abidal
Pique
Puyol
Alves
Xavi
Busquets
Iniesta
Sanchez
Fabregas
Messi


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