Barcelona to meet Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-finals

Santiago Hernan Solari

The match-up between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final has ensured that both clubs now have an extremely hard and congested run of fixtures over the next few weeks.

Real and Barca are also set to renew hostilities in La Liga on March 2, meaning three Clasicos in the space of less than a month.

Then they will make a trip to face their nosy neighbours Atletico Madrid on 9 February, before flying to Amsterdam on 11 February to play the first leg of their Champions League tie against Ajax. "It's going to be a great tie".

"We are delighted with him for how he manages the squad and that is important because there are times when it is not easy to live with so many players of that level and that everyone is happy". We are talking about two teams that have a lot of resources and extraordinary players.

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While Arthur has been left out of the starting eleven on several occasions this season, coach Ernesto Valverde has so far shown his preference to start the Brazilian midfielder for the most demanding fixtures - and games in which Barcelona have played at their best.

The LaLiga giants now occupy third position in the league standings, 10 points behind table-toppers Barcelona. Betis meanwhile beat Espanyol 4-2 on aggregate, with Valencia overcoming Getafe 3-2 on aggregate by scoring twice in stoppage time in their 3-1 victory in the second leg at Mestalla.

"Valencia can expect to suffer because we want to play the final in our home", Real Betis executive Rafael Gordillo said after the draw. Their last meeting was in the 2014 final, which Real Madrid won for its last title in the competition.

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