07 February 2019 13:32
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: TV channel, live stream, team news & El Clasico preview One of the biggest games in club football returns, with the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final set to be another blockbuster fixture El Clasico is back, with Barcelona playing host to Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou. Game Barcelona vs Real Madrid Date Wednesday, January 6 Time 8pm GMT / 3pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. Position Real Madrid squad Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Courtois Defenders Carvajal, Vallejo, Ramos, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Odriozoloa, Reguilon Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Vazquez, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos, B. While La Liga and the Champions League may be the main target for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, having been paired together in the Copa del Rey, suddenly the knockout competition has taken on a new importance. Indeed, Barcelona already seemed to be thinking ahead to this match as they struggled to find their best form against Valencia at the weekend, fighting back to draw 2-2 but potentially losing their ace in Lionel Messi due to injury for this fixture. They boast a six-point lead at the summit of the Primera Division ahead of Atletico Madrid and are eight marks clear of Real, having shown greater consistency over the season to date.
Indeed, when the teams played earlier this term, Barca swept to a stunning 5-1 victory, without Messi, which proved the end of Julen Lopetegui in the Madrid hotseat, paving the way for Santiago Solari to take interim charge. "I play at Real Madrid, the best team in the world," Vinicius Junior said ahead of the fixture. BARCELONA and Real Madrid face off in their first Copa del Rey El Clasico since 2014. Rangers' Alfredo Morelos scored twice and was sent off for the third time against Aberdeen Rangers moved five points clear of Aberdeen in second after a 4-2 Scottish Premiership win at Pittodrie which saw Alfredo Morelos and Scott McKenna receive red cards. Morelos scored twice in the first half (20 and 38) on Wednesday night - either side of Sam Cosgrove's tap-in (31) - before James Tavernier made it 3-1 before half-time (43) with Rangers' fifth penalty in their last one-and-a-half matches.
With just two minutes left of the first half, Rangers opened up some breathing space as McKenna clumsily handled in the box before Tavernier converted his spot-kick, despite Lewis getting a hand to it. Just moments into the second half and Aberdeen pulled a goal back through Cosgrove who slotted his penalty down the middle after Ferguson was hauled down by Tavernier. Morelos appeared to stamp on the McKenna before the Aberdeen defender aimed a kick at the Colombia international towards the face. Alfredo Morelos has scored 2 goals tonight but he has just been shown his 4th red card of the season - THREE of which have come against Aberdeen. And in the depths of injury time, Defoe wrapped up a vital Rangers win with a tidy finish.
The Englishman has scored 10 times in his last 11 games and will be the player that Rangers most closely need to police. If the Dons can get the victory, they will move into second ahead of a Scottish Cup match against Queen of the South on Sunday. The Baggies, currently sitting fourth in the Championship, are seven points behind second-placed Leeds with a game in hand ahead of the huge clash in prospect in West Yorkshire. • Morelos scores two and sees red in 4-2 win at Aberdeen • Celtic see off Hibs to stay six points clear Rangers opened up a five-point gap between them and third-placed Aberdeen with a dramatic 4-2 win at Pittodrie on an eventful evening for Alfredo Morelos: the striker scored two first-half goals, missed a glorious chance to clinch his hat-trick and moments later was sent off – his third red card this season against Aberdeen. Morelos was red-carded in the second half for his part in a tussle with Scott McKenna, for which the Aberdeen defender also got his marching orders.
McKenna has plenty of bite in him and retaliated by swinging a kick back toward Morelos who went down clutching his face before writhing round on the surface until the Aberdeen man was sent off. But referee Bobby Madden would not be fooled and remarkably for the third time this season against Aberdeen, Morelos was off after Madden felt he too had been guilty in the pair's clash. Rangers opening game of the Premiership season set the tone with Morelos picking up a red Sam Cosgrove equalised for the hosts soon after but it was to be Morelos again on the score-sheet as he converted after being played in by Ryan Kent to make it 2-1. The pace of the game was magnificent, Rangers scoring their third before half-time from the penalty spot as James Tavernier held his nerve after McKenna's hand-ball inside the box. In the end the experience of Jermain Defoe proved telling for the Gers, coming off the bench to wrap up the win and keep Gerrard's side within six points of leaders Celtic.