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Barcelona vs. Real Madrid video preview: Struggling sides square off for spot in final

After managing a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, Barcelona has the upper hand on Real Madrid heading into the second leg of their Copa Del Rey semifinal tie at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona and Real Madrid square off on Tuesday in the first of two Clasico's this week and the more important of the two. The La Liga title is already going Barcelona's way, relieving Saturday's match of some importance and heaping it all on Tuesday's Copa Del Rey semifinal second leg.

The two sides drew 1-1 at the Bernabeu in the first leg, which has Barcelona sitting pretty. They are back at home, where all they need is a win of any kind to advance to the final and end their rivals last chance at domestic silverware.

Neither team is playing especially well coming into the match. Barcelona fell to AC Milan and needed second half goals from David Villa and Lionel Messi to beat Sevilla, while Real Madrid struggled to beat lowly Deportivo over the weekend.

Could Villa return to the starting XI and give Barcelona the edge they need to break through against Madrid and can Madrid keep their disastrous season from getting worse by avoiding elimination at the hands of their rivals? We'll find out on Tuesday.

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