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Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona: Copa del Rey Clásico 2018/19

Barça reached their sixth straight Copa final with a superb 20-minute spell in which Suárez hit a brace and forced a Varane own goal.

Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona
Rodrigo JiménezEFE

Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona (1-4 agg.): Copa del Rey semi-final second leg as it happened

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Copa del Rey preview

Real Madrid host arch rivals Barcelona twice in the space of four days this week, starting with tonight's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg (21:00 CET).

Madrid then face Barça once more at the Bernabéu in LaLiga on Saturday, in a clash in which Santiago Solari's men will be out to bring themselves back to within six points of the league leaders and reigning Spanish champions.

Semi-final balanced on knife edge after first-leg draw

First, however, both sides' focus will be on coming through a cup tie left finely poised by a first leg that finished 1-1 at the Camp Nou three weeks ago, Malcom's second-half goal for Barça cancelling out Lucas Vázquez's early opener.

For Madrid, this evening's Clásico, the 241st in history, brings with it the chance to reach the final of the Copa for the first time since 2014 - when Gareth Bale's wonder goal clinched the trophy at the expense of their opponents today.

Barcelona seeking to seal sixth straight final appearance

Meanwhile, having won the Copa in every season since that final defeat at Mestalla - a record-equalling four years in a row - Barça are bidding to take their place in the tournament's showpiece event for the sixth time on the trot.

And the Catalans may trail Madrid in overall Clásico wins (only by one, admittedly: 94 to 95) but they have certainly had the upper hand over Los Blancos at the Bernabéu over the past decade, having won nine out of 16 in all competitions at the ground.


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