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Copa del Rey draw: Barcelona to battle Real Madrid in Semi-final

By Duah Michael
Copa del Rey draw: Barcelona to battle Real Madrid in Semi-final
Copa del Rey draw: Barcelona to battle Real Madrid in Semi-final

Real Madrid and Barcelona to clash in the Copa del Rey as the LaLiga heavyweights have been paired together in the semi-final draw, the other tie sees Valencia take on Real Betis.

The draw which took place in the Spanish capital this afternoon saw the two Spanish giants staging the first El Classico in 2019.

Ernesto Valverde's men, who have won the competition in each of the past four seasons, booked their place in the last four with a 6-3 aggregate win over Sevilla, winning the second leg 6-1 at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, knocked seven past Girona over two legs, with Karim Benzema notching three, to make semi-finals for the first time since winning the Copa del Rey in 2014.
 
Valencia scored twice in injury time to knock Getafe out 3-2 on aggregate in a stunning second leg, which also saw three red cards and two which came in the 100th minute. Real Betis needed extra time to eliminate Espanyol.
 

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