Another El Classisco has been gifted to the fans by the Spanish Football Federal with the semifinal draw of Copa Del Rey, the Spanish FA Cup.
Defending champion Barcelona have won the last four edition of the cup and has been drawn with arch rivals Real Madrid for the semifinal.
Barcelona overran Seville on Wednesday 6-1 to recover from a 0-2 loss to the club in the first leg of the quarter final, while Real Madrid thrashed Girona 3-1 Thursday to book their place in the semifinals.
“If we are at our level we will go through,” Guillermo Amor, Barcelona director said. “We will prepare the tie as though it was two finals. Madrid always competes for everything, it is a great rival,” he added.
“This is one of the best games that can be seen around the world nowadays,” Madrid Director Emilio Butragueno said after Friday’s draw. “It’s going to be a great tie.”
“There’s nothing like playing in a Clasico. It’s thrilling and more so, if you have the fortune to play for a final. We are talking about two teams that have a lot of resources and extraordinary players. We expect two intense and even games. “We trust our players and we will see what happens.”