Ernesto Valverde has revealed the 19 players that will face Real Madrid in today’s Copa del Rey semi-final game and Messi is among but Dembele did not make the list. Although it is not certain if the Argentine will start the game.Continue reading
It is known that FC Barcelona will face Real Madrid in the Semi final of the Copa del Rey after the Friday draw that took place at the Benito Villamarin Stadium. It is this same venue that the finals of the season’s Copa del Rey competition will be played. Aside from El Clasico draw, the other will see Real Betis and Valencia come to a challenge in order to secure a spot in the finals.
Just after five games in 2017/2018 La Liga campaign, Lionel Messi has netted nine goals which is his best start of a new season. With this new record of nine goals in 5 games, the Argentine have scored as many goals as the entire Real Madrid team. Infact, just Real Sociedad (11 goals) and Atletico Madrid (10) have scored more than Leo in the first five games. While Real Madrid and Valencia equals the Argentine’s goals after five games.
Former Barcelona right back Dani Alves spoke to the press about the absence of his former teammates. The Brazilian have being known for genuinely expressing his mind and in The Best gala night organized by FIFA was not different.
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have decided to reduce the penalty of not buying and registering players leveled against Real Madrid for just one transfer window. This would make Los Blancos eligible to buy and register players by 2017 summer transfer. Remember that Barcelona was in the same situation but FIFA had turned down their appeal.
The game began on a slow mood with both side not ready to take the risk of being under counter attack from its opponent. The first half went on with opportunities of Real Madrid scoring but did not convert their chances. The second half saw the header goal by Luis Suarez but was later nullified by another header goal from Sergio Ramos.
After the Clasico game, Luis Enrique accepted there’s need to improve in upcoming games. Although, he stressed that there’s need for improvement on his team but football have not being fair on his side after the late goal scored by Sergio Ramos. He thinks Barcelona deserve a win against Real Madrid.
The Clasico game is not just an ordinary game between two clubs. It is a fixture and stage to see the biggest sporting rivalry in history. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:15 on Saturday (today) and we expect the world to view the game. But the attention the Clasico draws is unheard of.