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Copa del Rey: Barcelona To Face Real Madrid In Crunch Semi-Final Tie

The Copa del Rey would see two heavyweights clash in the semi-final as Friday’s draw had pitted Barcelona against fierce rivals, Real Madrid.

With Real Madrid already scheduled to host Valverde’s side on March 2 in the Spanish La Liga, today’s draw confirmed the two giants will now face each other three times in the space of just a month.

Defending champions, Barcelona, would host Real in the first leg on February 6, before the juicy El Clasico tie is replayed on the February 27 at the Bernabeu.

The two giants renew their rivalries in the semi-final of the Copa

Real Madrid enjoyed a rosy path to the last four, beating Girona 4-2 at home and smashing them 3-1 away for a 7-3 aggregate haul.

Barcelona however overcame a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their quarter-final encounter against Sevilla, thrashing Pablo Machin’s side 6-1 in the return leg at the Nou Camp to progress 6-3 on aggregate.

Real Betis will also battle Valencia in the race to reach the final

Betis meanwhile dumped Espanyol out with a 4-2 aggregate win, and will now face Valencia- who managed to pip Getafe 3-2 on aggregate- in the other semi-final clash.

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