Here we go again; for the second time in as many weeks, FC Barcelona prepare to take on reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou although this time, the prize up for grabs is not three points in the league. Instead, what's up for grabs is perhaps far more valuable: a place in the Copa del Rey semi-final, as this first-leg result tonight will go a long way to deciding which of these two teams will progress to the final four.
The bookies favourites, FC Barcelona enter this match on a four-game winning streak, the undoubted highlight of which was their 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid a week and a half ago. Atletico Madrid on the other hand have won just one of it's last three matches in all competitions -- and even that was against bottom-place Granada CF.
With club captain Xavi Hernandez back from injury, FC Barcelona are basically back at full-strength; with the home crowd behind them and confidence on their side, they will be raring to get out there and beat Atleti again. Can they do it, or will Simeone's side bounce-back with a win deep in Catalan territory?
Match Date/Time: Wednesday, January 21st, 10 p.m. local, 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
TV: beIN Sports (U.S. - English), beIN Sports en Espanõl (U.S. - Spanish), beIN Sports (Canada), Canal+ 1 HD, Canal+ Yomvi (Spain), TEN HD (India). Sky Sports 5 HD (UK)
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