Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Times, how to watch on TV, stream online | Copa del Rey
All the info you need to know on the Real Madrid vs Barcelona clash at Santiago Bernabéu on March 2nd, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET.
After a draw against Atlético in LaLiga, Real Madrid will try to get back to winning ways when they host Barcelona at the Bernabéu in the Copa del Rey semifinals.
When does Real Madrid vs Barcelona kick off?
The game between Real Madrid and Barcelona starts on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023.
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A struggling Real Madrid in LaLiga will now focus on the Copa del Rey semifinals, as Carlo Ancelotti’s team will host archrivals Barcelona in the first-leg game.
Los Blancos were held to a 1-1 draw against city neighbors Atlético Madrid at Santiago Bernabéu, but despite they couldn’t get away with the three points, they are one point closer to league leaders Barcelona, as the Catalan side lost to Almería on Sunday (1-0).
The recently crowned FIFA Club World Cup champs will try to take a step forward toward the Copa del Rey final in front of their fans against a Barcelona side that seems to be feeling the effect of being kicked out of the Europa League again.
The Catalan giants urgently need to change their dynamics, as a spot in the Copa del Rey final is at stake and they will have to fight for it against Real.
The team is sitting top of the LaLiga standings, seven points clear of Real, but the image offered by Els Blaugranes in their last two games has been poor, especially in Almería.
Their defeat to Manchester United last Thursday ended their 18-game unbeaten streak across all competitions and will try to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they travel to Madrid for their Thursday game.
Although Xavi already won at the Bernabéu (0-4), this time he won’t be able to call upon the services of key players Ousmane Dembélé, Pedri, and Robert Lewandowski.