Los Blancos have reached this stage of the competition for the first time in the last few years and now they will have to do their very best to win it, especially considering that they are 10 points behind Barça in La Liga table.
Los Blancos will surely play with a chip on their shoulder in this tie after the humiliating defeat they suffered in the first El Clasico of the season.
The Copa del Rey is arguably Real Madrid’s most realistic shot at winning a trophy this season. It’d be a miracle to conquer the fourth straight Champions League title while their current 10-point deficit in La Liga doesn’t help either. While the Copa del Rey is clearly not a very important competition for the club, it gives the roster something to fight for until the end of the season other than the Champions League.