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Real Madrid - Barcelona, ​​the Copa del Rey Clásico live | Xavi bets on Ferran and Raphinha to replace Lewandowski


The Santiago Bernabéu hosts the first of the three clashes between the whites and the blaugranas in March, crucial for the two major Spanish football competitions


Real Madrid and Barcelona face each other this Thursday (9:00 p.m. La1 and Movistar Champions League) in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals.

It will be the first of the three clásicos for the month of March, crucial to decide who wins the two major competitions in Spanish football: the League and the Cup. Xavi's team visits their eternal rival with the loss of Pedri, Lewandowski and Dembélé.

The coach repeats with four midfielders and with Raphinha and Ferran Torres as the most advanced men.

The Barça team seemed launched after their victory in the Super Cup against Real Madrid, but they have revived their ghosts after being eliminated from the Europa League and falling in Almería.

For his part,

the whites will look for a boost of confidence with a version that is closer to that of the great nights of the Champions League than that of the bland afternoons of the League, where they are seven points behind Barça.

Ancelotti will not be able to count on Mendy or Alaba but he gets Rodrygo back.

RMAreal Madrid


Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Camavinga, Eder Militao, Rüdiger, Modric, Kroos, Benzema, Federico Valverde and Vinicius Junior

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Ter Stegen, Ronald Araújo, Alex Balde, Busquets, Koundé, Marcos Alonso, Kessié Franck, Frenkie De Jong, Ferrán Torres, Raphinha and Gavi



José Luis Munuera Montero

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Osasuna hits Athletic first

Jon Rivas

Osasuna will go ahead to Bilbao for the second leg of the Cup semifinal, on April 4.

Jagoba Arrasate's team, with a goal from Abde at the start of the second half, strikes first, and now everything is at the expense of what happens in San Mamés in a month.

The Navarrese fans, who packed El Sadar, left exultant with the victory, which is a dream in a season in which their team brings more joy than disappointment.

Read the chronicle of the first semifinal by clicking here.

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 20:26

Benzema, facing the challenge of equalizing Gento and Puskas

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 20:23

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Ancelotti, before the Copa del Rey Clásico: "It's quite normal to depend on Vinicius"

Lorenzo Calonge

Eight months ago, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if Real Madrid was dependent on Benzema.

"I am delighted to have it," replied the Italian.

Now, a symptom of how the balance of forces in the white attack has varied, at least up to this point in the course, the coach was questioned about Vinicius and this new possible dependence on the team with the deployment of the Brazilian.

His answer, with another name, did not change.

“Today he is one of the best players in the world.

Being dependent on Vinicius is quite normal, ”he said before the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal against Barcelona at the Bernabéu (21:00, La 1 and Movistar).

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ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 20:20

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Ferran Torres seeks to escape limbo

Juan I. Irigoyen

The footballers who once stepped onto the pitch at the Camp Nou say that when you look up, the stadium never ends.

“Imagine how hard it is when you have people against you!” they exclaim in the Barcelona dressing room.

Vitamin in good times, kryptonite in bad times, Barcelona fans can become too cruel an environment when football goes awry.

"How many players have managed to turn the tortilla around?" Ask themselves in the coaching staff.

For this reason, Xavi Hernández is especially concerned with the situation of Ferran Torres, a lifeguard signing in the winter of 2022, today in limbo.

He is betting, in any case, on Barça to replace the injured Lewandowski on the visit to the Bernabéu.

"Ferran must be given confidence," underlines the Barcelona coach.

And he remembers:

"I am one of the culprits that he is here."

Ferran corroborates his coach: "He called me several times to sign for Barça."

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ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 20:11

A new classic in the cup qualifiers

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 20:04

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Antonio Rüdiger, the moment of Rambo

Lorenzo Calonge

Carlo Ancelotti was personally involved last summer in the signing of Antonio Rüdiger, and everyone took it for granted that as soon as he started he would give him the center of defense and move Alaba to the left side to the detriment of Mendy, a player whom in the offices their absences due to injury were noted.

However, the technician, a man of customs and certainties, the first thing he did was not move anything.

Even more so, in the first preseason game, against Barcelona in the summer in Las Vegas, the one he tried on that left-handed flank was the German, who barely had memories of that location.

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ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 19:56


The classic mixes Cup and League

ramon besa

The football calendar announces three classics for the next few days, one in the League (on the 19th) and two in the Cup, today at the Bernabéu, in the first leg of the semifinals (9:00 p.m., La1), and on April 5 at the Camp Nou.

The series is especially interesting because the statistics support Barça in the same way that the sensations favor Madrid.

A sports pulse in a moment of institutional peace since the clubs go hand in hand in the Super League and sue Tebas in LaLiga.

Read the full preview by clicking here.

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 19:46

Barcelona's line-up

Xavi's eleven against casualties in attack: Ter Stegen;

Araújo, Kounde, Marcos Alonso, Balde;

Busquets, De Jong, Kessie, Gavi;

Raphinha and Ferran Torres.

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 19:41

Real Madrid comes out as planned

Ancelotti's eleven: Courtois;

Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho;

Camavinga, Kroos, Modric;

Valverde, Vinicius and Benzema.

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 19:29

The third classic of the season

Welcome to the live of tonight's classic between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Blancos and blaugranas contest the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals in the third clásico so far this season.

For now, one for each.

It will be a pleasure to follow him with you.

ACT.2 MAR 2023 - 19:27

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