Real Madrid draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis

Luka Modric Real Madrid 2019

"If we play Madrid in the semifinals, it's welcome and if we meet in the final, in case we both go through, it will be seen, but I do not care". "Madrid always competes for everything, it is a great rival".

Real eased past Girona 3-1 on Thursday night in their quarterfinal second leg, handing the men from the capital a 7-3 aggregate win.

"There's nothing like it", said Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno. We are talking about two teams that have a lot of resources and extraordinary players. The defender has played 2,762 minutes this campaign, meaning he has spent more time out on the pitch than any other Real Madrid player. We expect two intense and even games.

Arthur has played 15 league games (838 minutes) in LaLiga this season, and not one of the important fixtures has been lost.

Barcelona are 10 points clear of Madrid in La Liga and will be favourites to progress but their opponents have found form in recent weeks, winning six of their last seven matches. Four days after that, Madrid travels to the Netherlands to face Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Seville-based club will have an added motivation to reach the final as the title game will be played at their Benito Villamarin stadium on May 25.

Valencia scored two late goals to overcome Getafe on Tuesday and Real Betis needed extra time to knock out Espanyol.

Having put up a good fight in last week's first leg, Girona had high hopes of a comeback and started brightly, with Alex Granell hitting the bar as they pushed for a way back into the tie in the opening exchanges.

Real Madrid have won the competition 19 times.

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