A second half strike by winger Malcom secured for FC Barcelona a 1-1 draw with visiting Real Madrid on Wednesday at the Nou Camp.
Copa del Rey
Real Madrid coach, Santiago Solari, hopes FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is fit to face his side in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg for the good of the game.
After a 2-0 defeat in Seville last week, in which they rested key players, the Catalans broke the deadlock in the 13th minute
Barcelona could be thrown out of the Copa del Rey for fielding suspended defender Chumi Brandariz (pictured) in their last-16 first leg defeat after opponents Levante said they would lodge a complaint with the Spanish Football Federation.
Levante said Barca had used defender Juan `Chumi’ Brandariz in last week’s Copa del Rey last-16 first leg game when he was supposed to be serving a suspension.
However, Barca’s status in a competition they have won for the last four years is unclear
Girona sneaked through to the quarter-finals on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari has called on his under-performing side to halt their tendency to concede early goals as they look for some relief from their floundering La Liga campaign against Leganes in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Santiago Solari got off to the perfect start as Real Madrid’s interim coach when his side thrashed Melilla 4-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
Ronaldo has won three Champions Leagues in a row at Madrid but decided against staying at the club
Ernesto Valverde rested Lionel Messi for his team’s penultimate match of the campaign, but it was a defensive horror-show that allowed Emmanuel Boateng to score a hat trick of his own and Enis Bardhi a brace at the City of Valencia Stadium
Coutinho, who joined Barca from Liverpool for a club record 142 million pounds ($197.66 million) in January, had been on the pitch less than three minutes when he scored
Barcelona, the record 29-time winners of the tournament, are attempting to become the first team to lift the cup four years in a row since Athletic Bilbao in the 1930s