La Liga leaders Barcelona turn their focus to their Copa del Rey semi final second leg against eternal rivals Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The fourth El Clasico of the season sees La Liga leaders Barcelona host Real Madrid as the visitors seek revenge on their eternal rivals.

Barcelona beat Madrid 3-1 to win the Super Cup and followed that up with a 1-0 win the Copa del Rey.

Barca remain at the top of La Liga with 65 points, while Madrid remain second with 56 ahead of the highly anticipated encounter.

With the nine-point advantage that Barcelona have over their opponents, a win here will inch them closer to a first league win since 2019.

The Catalan outfit have a 1-0 lead from the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, with the second leg set to take place at Camp Nou at the start of April.

Barcelona come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, while Madrid beat Espanyol 3-1 in La Liga before a 1-0 Champions League win against Liverpool.

Madrid’s away form this season has been strong, picking up 28 points from 13 matches, and are hoping they can get another win here.

Barcelona have not actually beaten Madrid at Camp Nou in La Liga since October 2018, while Los Blancos were 3-1 winners in the reverse fixture at the Bernabeau.

El Clasico has lost some of its charm since the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but it is still the hottest game in the La Liga calendar.

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What time does Barcelona vs Real Madrid start?

The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Spotify Camp Nou.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid team news

Ousmane Dembele remains absent and it may be too soon for Pedri’s return as well as he recovers from an injury of his own.

Robert Lewandowski has 15 goals in 20 starts for Barcelona and will lead the attacking line alongside Gavi and Raphinha.

Ronald Araujo returns from suspension and is available to start here with Frenkie De Jong and Sergio Busquets engineering the midfield.

For the visitors, Toni Kroos may sit this one out as Aurelien Tchouameni, Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga starting in midfield.

Vinicius Junior is on a great run of from and will offer support to Karim Benzema up front as they seek to bag all 3 points on the road.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid head to head

From 69 matches played between these two sides, Barca have a slim advantage with 27 wins compared to Madrid’s 24 victories.

The remaining 18 have resulted in a draw, the last one being 4 years ago.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid current form

The hosts have put together a three-match winning streak since losing to Manchester United and Almeria, while Madrid have won twice, drawn twice and lost another in their last five.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction

Both teams have failed to score in just one of their last 5 games and this will not be an exception, with both expected to score here.

A draw could be the most likely outcome.

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