HT Real Madrid vs Barcelona 0-0 Copa del Rey Semifinals
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Still Without a goal in the Copa del Rey semi-final advanced
Real Madrid vs Barcelona game takes heat from the beginning. In a high tempo, both sides are equally trying to find loopholes to create chances, which saw a number of physical contact. Madrid first create a threat to the visitors’ goal. A Cristiano Ronaldo shot in the second minute, denied Jose Manuel Pinto. Benzema failed to reach a loose ball.
In the eighth minute, Pinto returned to the rescue. This time, he threw the ball kick Michael Essien. Barcelona finally created chances through Jordi Alba in the 12th minute. Lionel Messi sent a breakthrough is not executed accurately by Alba.
After Karim Benzema cross failed to reach Ronaldo in the 19th minute, Barcelona launched an attack that led to a free kick. Xavi direct kick toward the goal. However, the ball hit the crossbar. Madrid has created new opportunities, when Pedro fired a shot that was blocked Raphael Varane in the 24th minute.
Two minutes later, Benzema looked convoy opened fire in Gerard Pique. However, the ball darted into the right side of goalkeeper Pinto. Entering the 30th minute, Messi looked to be dribbled into the penalty area from the left sector of the Madrid defense. However, Essien managed to steal the ball from him.
Soon, Dani Alves and Pedro collaborate on the left of defense Madrid. However, Alvaro Arbeloa could slash attack. Entering the 40th minute, Barcelona seemed to pull things better, but they are difficult to completely drain attack, due to pressing Madrid. Madrid respond quickly repair itself and re-try the drain attack, but Barcelona can cut it in the middle of the road. HT Real Madrid vs Barcelona 0-0 Copa del Rey Semifinals.
Lineup Real Madrid vs Barcelona:
Madrid (4-2-3-1): 25-Diego Lopez; 15-Michael Essien, 2-Raphael Varane, 11-Ricardo Carvalho, 17-Alvaro Arbeloa; 6-Sami Khedira, 14-Xabi Alonso; 21-Jose Maria Callejon, 10-Mesut Ozil, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo; 9-Karim Benzema
Barcelona (4-3-3): 13-Jose Manuel Pinto; 2-Dani Alves, 3-Gerard Pique, 5-Carles Puyol, 18-Jordi Alba; 6-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets, 4-Cesc Fabregas, 17 -Pedro, 10-Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta 8-
Referee: Carlos Clos