Times change, anxiety Messi-24h football


Wednesday, February 6, 2014, 00:55 (GMT + 7)

(Real Madrid judges, 3h, 7/2, semi-finals to go to the King's Cup) Real are no longer as weak as losing to the top of the season, but it is likely that Barça will miss Messi.

Barcelona and Real Madrid will put aside the attention ahead of the Spanish League, putting their strength in two great games that take place in the King's Cup, when they will face in two Super classic games to decide the ticket to play. This tournament ends at the end of the season.

Barcelona - Real Madrid: times change, the anxiety Messi - 1

Barca is unlikely to have Messi in the field

Barcelona in recent times was the "boss" of the King's Cup when he was 4 times to win the total number of trophies defeated in 30. In the last 8 finals, they only lost once, and the opportunity to enter The finals of this season with them are very big when they are not only in better shape than their opponents but also play the first leg at home.

Barca defeated Cultural Leonesa, Levante and Sevilla to enter the semifinals, but the journey was not easy when Barça lost to Levante and Sevilla before rising in the second stage. In addition, they will enter this game with tremor left by Valencia 2-2 draw, the game they have to worry about seeing Lionel Messi injured after rescuing them from a loss.

While Barcelona are struggling, Real Madrid have no problem in facing Melilla, Leganes and Girona on their way to the semifinals, most recently conceding 7 goals. They will enter this game with a better psychology than when they lose 1-5 to Barca in the first half of the season, Julen Lopetegui was dismissed and Santiago Solari is stabilizing the situation with 5 consecutive victories.

Real had a heroic history in front of the European Cup, but the King's Cup arena did not seem to be for them. The last time of the Real championship was in 2014 and, in fact, since 1993, they have won only two games, an unbelievable number for one of the two clubs that always dominate Spanish football.

Barcelona - Real Madrid: times change, the anxiety Messi - 2

Real has 5 consecutive wins

Real Madrid faced problems with injuries most of the season, but Solari has returned recently. Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane return after the suspension and Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio beat Alavés 3-0 after the injury. The problem for Solari is only to choose who, when young players like Vinicius, Llorente, Reguilon and Odriozola are playing well in recent times.

Meanwhile, coach Ernesto Valverde will face great strength in terms of strength. Messi was injured in the draw for Valencia and, despite being determined to play, he needed another test before the game. Ousmane Dembele suffered from ankle problems for over half a month and it is not yet known how much Dembele can play. In addition, the coach of Valverde will not have the services of goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen alongside Rafinha and Samuel Umtiti, but he will have Sergio Busquets after the suspension.

Barca destroyed Real early in the season without Messi, but Leo's reliance was evident in the past and this is a newer and more dangerous Real. With the ability to play for Messi and Dembele be left open, it is difficult to guarantee a victory for Barca.

Situation of forces:

– Barcelona: Injury of Rafinha, Samuel Umtiti and Jasper Cillessen, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele get injured slightly.

– Real Madrid: injury to Jesus Vallejo.

Expected Line:

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Rakitic, Busquets; Coutinho, L Suarez, Messi

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Lucas, Benzema, Vinicius

Prediction: Draw 1-1.

Messi is not scary when he meets Real Madrid out of La Liga.


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