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Barcelona vs Real Madrid, 2023 Copa del Rey El Clasico: Predicted lineups

Valverde expected to return to the lineup.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Real Madrid visit Barcelona in the return leg of the Copa del Rey Semifinals. Los Blancos are trailing 1-0 on aggregate and will need to overcome that deficit in order to advance to the Final against Osasuna.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Camavinga, Modric, Kroos, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema.

Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Kounde, Alonso, Balde, Busquets, Kessie, Roberto, Raphinha, Gavi, Lewandowski.

Luka Modric and Fede Valverde got some rest during Sunday’s home match against Valladolid, so they will be expected to return to the starting lineup tonight. Rudiger is back in the squad list but he might not be ready to start, something which would force Ancelotti to play Alaba in the center of the defensive line, with Nacho on the left side.

This match is a decisive one. Madrid have lost their last three games against Barcelona, so it’s time for them to make a statement and advance to the Final.


Date: 04/05/2023

Time: 21:00 CET, 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain.

Available TV: TVE1, ESPN+

Available Streaming: ESPN+

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