Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Copa del Rey: Team News, prediction and lineup

Another ElClásico is here, thee fifth and final Clásico of the season as Barcelona battles Real Madrid at Spotify Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey semi-finals second leg.

Real Madrid will face Barcelona at camp Nou to know who will take the Copa del Rey title final spot. The first leg at Santiago Bernabéu ended 0-1 in favour of Barcelona last month.

The following players are ruled out or Doubts for the faceoff

Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Pedri, Andreas Christensen, Frenkie De Jong, Ousmane Dembélé are ruled out to injuries

Real Madrid Outs & Doubts: Ferland Mendy is completely ruled out

Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (home of FCB)

Referee for the return leg: Juan Martínez Munuera

VAR: José Luis González González

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Alonso, Balde; Kessie, Busquets, Roberto; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Rüdiger, Alaba; Tchouaméni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Modric, Vinicius; Benzema

PREDICTION: 1-1 

Barcelona are with many injury players going to the Copa del Rey semi-finals ElClásico.

FRENKIE DE JONG

The Blaugrana midfielder will not be available for selection on Wednesday against Madrid. De Jong picked up an injury to his right hamstring on brink of the international duty. Report from Javi Miguel claimed the Midfielder could be out for up to a month due to the injury.

With a crucial ElClásico return leg at Camp Nou, Frenkie De Jong injury is a huge blow to Barcelona. He is expected to be out for 2-4 weeks.

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN

Christensen will also miss the Clásico at camp Nou, the defender was removed early in the first half of their Euro 2024 qualifier against Finland.

According to Diario AS report, Christensen will miss up to 4 weeks, he’s

He could be out for more than 4 weeks as things stand.

OUSMANE DEMBELE

Dembélé picked up a thigh injury against Girona, he was expected to be back in a month.

However, his recovery ahead of the April Copa del Rey semi-finals second leg is a big doubt. Barcelona will allow Dembélé full recovery and will not risk his return.

Dembele is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks, and a doubt for the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

PEDRI

Pedri suffered a hamstring strain against Manchester United in the Europa League knockouts first-leg.

He’s expected to be out for a month, Pedri surely made it back to training before he suffered a setback ahead of ElClásico league match.

The setback ruled him out for more weeks. He is still a doubt for Copa del Rey El Clasico second leg at Camp Nou.

Pedri is expected to be out for around 3-4 more weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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