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Real Madrid may have little chance of retaining their La Liga title, but after Karim Benzema’s hat-trick sparked a 4-0 thrashing of Barcelona (Agg: 4-1) in a classy semi-final performance at Spotify Camp Nou, they will have a chance to win their first Copa del Rey trophy since 2014.
The 254th El Clásico was no exception, with the teams in white coming bloody-nosed after losing the previous three matches against their Catalan opponents. Tensions are always high in Spain’s premier football event. The recent record may have boosted Barça’s speed out of the gate, as the ball narrowly eluded a stalking Ferran Torres in the final seconds before the bell. Barça then nearly scored a haymaker.
Despite the hosts’ advances, Carlo Ancelotti’s team created the next chance, but they were prevented from taking the lead by Ronald Arajo’s heroics in stopping Vincius Jnior from converting a tap-in. The first half was stifled by the Uruguayan’s skill, but Barcelona was defeated by a chaotic sequence of play right before the halftime siren. Thibaut Courtois first stopped Robert Lewandowski’s shot with a masterful reaction before Vincius finished off a deft Real counterattack.
With his first-half protests earning him a yellow card, Xavi will have served as a timely reminder to his team about their previous head-to-head victory. However, a few minutes after the half, Luka Modri sped through the Barça defense before setting up Benzema, who scored his 14th Clásico goal with a powerful finish. His words did not elicit the desired response.
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