Following an emphatic 9-1 aggregate victory over UD Cornella, reigning Copa del Rey champions Real Madrid booked their place in the fifth round, ensuring that for now at least, we remain on course for a potential El Clasico showdown over two legs with our greatest rivals at the quarter-finals stage. Naturally, there's still some way to go before this becomes a reality, but for all intents and purposes, we might as well start booking this one into the diary. Real Madrid are an unstoppable juggernaut, so they're certain to reach the last eight, while FC Barcelona for all their recent troubles, are surely too talented to fall before that hurdle, right?
Certainly, SD Huesca are not expected to put up much of a challenge for the star-studded Blaugrana. Even fielding a weakened team, Luis Enrique and FC Barcelona still possess far too much for Huesca to handle over two legs, although over the course of a single 90 match, who knows what could happen? Just as easily as Barca could cruise to a Manita victory, they could find themselves up against it in hostile territory, dealing with a sub-standard playing surface, a defensive opponent and a terrible bout of complacency.
There's something to be said about not counting your chickens before they've hatched...tonight's Copa del Rey fourth round, first-leg clash with SD Huesca is the perfect example of that. We might be expecting a win, but that's never been a guarantee.
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