Once again, the 2 top giants of Spain i.e. Real Madrid & Barcelona are ready for the final clash of Copa del Rey at Mestalla stadium. Between these two top clubs, final match will be played on 16 April. This is the second head to head of these 2 teams in this year so far. So it’s a great opportunity for both teams to make victory over their strongest rivals in order to lift the trophy of Copa del Rey. Both are also struggling for the top spot of domestic league La Liga & the race for the title is getting more interesting.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona Time & TV Schedule
This final match between these 2 teams will be played on 17 April 2014 [Thursday] at 1:00 pm respectively. According to Greenwich Mean Time, match date & time are 16 April 2014 & 8:00 pm respectively. You can watch this match live on TV telecast channels Ten Action, TV3, TVE, ESPN, Sky Go Extra etc. Given below is the list of telecast channels in other countries.
Spain: TV3, TVE
Russia: Rossiya 2
Portugal: Sport TV Live
Norway: C More Fotball
New Zealand: SBS One Australia
France: Canal+ Sport
Australia: Fox Sports 3 Australia, SBS One Australia
USA: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Watch ESPN
UK: Sky Go Extra, Sky Sports 1 / HD, Sky Go, Sky Sports 1 Ireland
South Africa: Setanta Africa, Supersport HD 3, Supersport 3 Africa
Match Preview of Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Jese, Isco, Xabi Alonso, Luka Midric, Angel di maria, Pepe, Marcelo Vieira, Diego Lopez, Alvaro Morata, Fabio Coentrao, Asier Illarramendi, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Jese Fernandez, Nacho, Enzo fernandez
Barcelona: Lionel Messi, Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Alexis Sanchez, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, Daniel Alves, Pinto, Cristian Tello, Ibrahim Afellay, Alex Song, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba, Adriano Correia, Javier Mascherano, Martin Montoya, Sergi Roberto, Segio Busquets, Jonathan dos Santos, Isaac Cuenca, Oier Olazabal.
The Whites & Barca faced loss in last game of UEFA Champions League against Borussia Dortmund & Atletico Madrid respectively. Despite defeat against Dortmund, Los Blancos have qualified for the semi final round in which they’ll face Bayern Munich.
While, Barca were knocked out from Champions league by Atleti when they were defeated in last game by 0–1 at Vicente Calderon. Recently, they were defeated by Granada by which they dropped second position in La Liga standings.
Out of last 2 El Clasico, Blaugrana won both of them at home & away. Their controversial last El Clasico victory at Santiago Bernabeu let the whites dropped from top spot. Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti may be forced into a somewhat more cautious setup, with a hamstring injury set to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo.
The European top goal scorer of champions league this season Cristiano Ronaldo is still in doubt for this match due to his muscular injury. He was also absent in last game against Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. Barca will miss its defender Gerard Pique in this match.