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Barcelona v Real Madrid - As it happened.

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Barcelona v Real Madrid, Copa del Rey, semi-final - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Barcelona v Real Madrid - As it happened.

Join us for live coverage of tonight's Copa del Rey semi-final encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid from the Camp Nou!

Thank you very much for tuning into our live coverage of the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final. Do join us for the second-leg in which these two Spanish giants will battle it out for a place in the final!
FT: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid. With the final blow of the whistle, this Clasico finishes in a 1-1 draw. Both teams had chances come and go throughout the match to seal a victory but, with goals from Lucas Vasquez and Malcom, tonight's Copa del Rey semi-final ends level.
It's a frantic final three minutes at the Camp Nou as we see some fine football in the box from Barcelona!
PENALTY SHOUT! Barcelona could well have had a penalty as we enter three minutes of added time. Lionel Messi was brought down in the box as he attempted to get through to goal.
Arturo Vidal receives a yellow card for his challenge on Casemiro.
Third and final substitution for Real Madrid as Marco Asensio replaces Lucas Vasquez.
CHANCE FOR BARCELONA! Semedo keeps the ball from going for a free kick and lays it off to Messi. The Argentine is smothered by the Real Madrid defence and Navas gathers.
HUUUGE CHANCE FOR REAL MADRID!!! Ter Stegen is quick off his line to clear a dangerous-looking ball. Benzema will pick up the clearance and lay it off to Gareth Bale who cannot get a clean shot away!
Aleña is called straight into action as he picks up the ball at the edge of the area but cannot get a clean shot away.
Substitution for Barcelona - Carles Aleña replaces Malcom who cannot continue after pulling up with an ankle injury a few minutes ago.
Barcelona have a decent shout for handball as Messi's free kick hits the wall but play continues.
FREE KICK BARCA - Lucas Vasquez brings Messi down right on the edge of the area!!!
Double substitution for Barcelona - Coutinho will see no further action this evening as he makes way for the legend that is Lionel Messi! Rakitic also leaves the pitch as Arturo Vidal comes on.
Double substitution for Real Madrid! Llorente will make way for Casemiro. While Vinicius Jr comes off for Bale who is looking for his 100th goal.
Barca may have even had a penalty shout in the lead up to that goal!
GOAAAAAALLLLL BARCELONAAA!!! Malcom picks up the ball after it clatters the post from a previous effort and scores a fabulous goal to bring Barcelona level!!
The referee reaches for another yellow card, for Marcelo this time for a challenge on Pique.
Yellow card for Luis Suarez who isn't happy with the referee's decision.
Barcelona work the ball around the box for Coutinho to have a shot but it is wayward and flies over the crossbar.
Lucas Vasquez brings Jordi Alba down who looks to be in some discomfort.
Gareth Bale could be brought into the action as he is warming up on the sidelines for Real Madrid.
The teams are back on the field as we prepare for the second-half! Can Barcelona pull back an equaliser or will Real Madrid consolidate their lead with another goal?
HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid! That's it for the first half! Real Madrid drew first blood as Lucas Vasquez was able to drive the ball home for his team, with Karim Benzema getting the assist. Barcelona were not without their own chances, however, although unable to convert them. Stay tuned to see what the second half will bring!
Semedo receives a yellow card as Vinicius Jr is brought down.
Lionel Messi is on the edge of his seat this evening as he watches the action from the sidelines.
ANOTHER CHANCE BARCA - Luis Suarez picks the ball up on the edge of the area and fires a shot away, drawing a save from Navas at full stretch!!!
Real Madrid are on the counter as Lucas Vasquez sets up Vinicius Jr but he cannot find the target!
CHANCE BARCELONA - Rakitic's header hits the crossbar and Madrid will pick up the rebound to come back up the other end!
BARCELONA FREE KICK! They have a free kick in exactly the same position as the last one! Can they capitalise this time?
CHANCE BARCA - the Azulgranas are charging forward, giving Semedo the opportunity to put the ball across the face of goal but Varane is there to put it behind for a corner!
Jordi Alba's header flies over the bar from the free-kick! Barca were so close to an equaliser!!!
FREE KICK for Barcelona as Marcos Llorente brings Malcom down. It's in a great spot!
Jordi Alba will chase a ball through the middle but the pass is too heavy and Navas gets there first!
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR MADRID - Vinicius Jr sets up Kroos who's sliding shot will fly wide!
Malcom is through on goal but a slightly heavy first touch means his shot isn't powerful enough and Navas will save.
CHANCE MADRID! Vinicius picks the ball up at the edge of the area and lines up for a shot but can't find the target! Madrid will have a corner as the shot deflects off Pique!
Pique puts in a vital tackle on Vinicius Jr as Madrid advanced three on two!!
ANOTHER free-kick for Barcelona that is intercepted swiftly by Real Madrid's defensive live.
Coutinho's free-kick is an inviting ball into the box but nobody can get a touch for Barca!
Coutinho has a free-kick for Barcelona in a great position!
Yellow card for Sergio Ramos as he brings down Semedo. The defender isn't happy and has strong words with the referee.
A through ball threatens Real Madrid's defence but Navas will gather.
GOAAAAAALLLL REAL MADRID!!! Vinicius Jr puts a ball across the box, Benzema brings it down for Lucas Vasquez who diverts it goalwards!! What a start for the visitors!!!
Coutinho can break through Madrid's defence but he's well offside.
WE'RE OFF! The match is underway in front of a packed out Camp Nou stadium!
The teams take to the pitch ahead of what is sure to be a thriller of a match!
The players are in the tunnel as the atmosphere in the Camp Nou builds!
Check out some stats from previous El Clasico clashes!
Check out some stats from previous El Clasico clashes!
Both teams have taken to the field for a pre-match warm up!
It's been over 3 months since the last El Clasico ... who will come out on top this evening?
Barca are up for the fight!
Real Madrid are in the building!
Lionel Messi will start on the bench for Barcelona, as will Gareth Bale for Real Madrid. If he is called into action, Bale will be looking to score his 100th goal.
REAL MADRID LINE-UP: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Llorente, Kroos; Vasquez, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
BARCELONA LINE-UP: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Malcom, Suarez, Coutinho
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