In the Spanish Super Cup semifinals, the Catalans are all set to host their eternal rivals, Real Madrid, in their backyard. In the midweek clash, both teams will look to book the slot in the finals.
Barcelona have some good news to cherish ahead of the crucial clash. All their starting players have recovered from COVID and are available for selection. On the other hand, they also have formed with them after Luuk de Jong headed the goal to help Barcelona get all three points in the Spanish top-flight.
Real Madrid are in fine form going into the semifinals. Karim Benzema scored the 300th goal for his side against Valencia. Los Blancos registered a 4-1 comprehensive victory against Valencia. The team will look to end their trophy drought by marching to the finals with a win over Blaugrana Blues.
Match: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Date and Time: 13th January, 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Camp Nou
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head
Barcelona have faced Real Madrid 280 times in the past and the clash between them in the semifinals will be the 281st El Classico game. Barcelona have been a dominant side against the Whites of Madrid as they have 115 wins. On the other hand, Real Madrid have 103 wins to their name.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Team News
Barcelona: Despite the majority of players recovering from COVID, Xavi will miss the services of Pedri. Also, Barcelona will be without Martin Braithwaite and Sergi Roberto for the crucial tie.
Real Madrid: Mariano Diaz and Gareth Bale are the two notable absentees for Carlo Ancelotti. However, they face the race against the time to get fit for the fixture.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Probable Playing XI
Barcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Sergino Dest, Gerrard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Nico Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Ousmane Dembele, Luuk De Jong, Memphis Depay
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy, Tony Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Barcelona vs Real Madrid D11 Team
Thibaut Courtois, Jordi Alba, Gerrard Pique, David Alaba, Dani Carvajal, Luka Modric (VC), Toni Kroos, Sergio Busquets, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema © , Memphis Depay
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Probable Winners
Though Barcelona are finding their feet off the late, Real Madrid are of superior quality and a team that is too hot to handle. We predict Real Madrid will register a convincing victory and march to the finals.
Prediction: Barcelona 0-2 Real Madrid
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Stream
The match between Barcelona vs Real Madrid will be streamed live on the JioTV app.