Copa Del Rey

Full coverage of the Spanish Copa Del Rey.

Varane the hero, but Barca has advantage

Barcelona have a leg up on Real Madrid in their Copa del Rey semifinal edition of El Clasico, but Raphael Varane's late goal has given his team hope heading to the Camp Nou.

No goals after 45 minutes, but plenty of chances

The first 45 minutes between Real Madrid and Barcelona featured several great chances, some excellent defending but no goals.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Lineups

Can Real Madrid stay alive and head to the second leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Barcelona with a chance to advance to the final?

Ronaldo needs to Ronaldo

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against Barcelona in all of the last six editions of El Clasico, which is a record. He's going to need to extend that record.

Khedira needs to hinder Messi

Lionel Messi will get a lot of touches on Wednesday, and he will have a serious impact on the game. It'll be Sami Khedira's job to make sure Messi doesn't get the ball wherever he wants, whenever he wants it.

TV schedule for El Clasico

El Clasico is renewed on Wednesday, when Real Madrid host Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.

Real Madrid look to salvage season

It's been an atypically down year for Real Madrid, but that matters now when it comes to El Clásico matches with rival Barcelona.

El Clasico: Real Madrid's perennial inconvenience

El Clasico should be a great opportunity for Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho to salvage something from this season, but in the wider context, Barcelona are a sideshow to their real problems once again.

Has the shine come off El Clásico?

As another round of El Clásico approaches we've discovered that people, in general, don't appear to be very excited about another two games between Real Madrid and Barcelona

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