Copa del Rey 2011-2012 Quarterfinals: Real Madrid vs Barcelona | Barcelona wins 4-3 on Aggregate

2011-2012 Copa del Rey Quarterfinals – Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live Stream on Gol TV and ESPN3 USA

Quarterfinals 1st Leg match between Real Madrid vs Barcelona will be played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on January 18, 2012 Wednesday 4PM EST / 9PM GMT.

Quarterfinals 2nd Leg match will be played at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain on January 25, 2012 Wednesday 4PM EST / 9PM GMT.

Real Madrid-Barcelona Preview:

Competition: 2011-2012 Spanish Copa del Rey – Quarterfinals Round
Date: 1st Leg – Wed January 18, 2012, 2nd Leg – Wed January 25, 2012
Kick off time: 4PM EST / 9PM GMT
Venue: 1st Leg – Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid), 2nd Leg – Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Watch on TV: United Kingdom – Sky Sports 2/HD; Canada – GolTV Canada; Spain – Canal+ 1 / HD / 30

Once again, the Santiago Bernabeu will be set to flames. It’s the first leg of the Copa del Rey’s Real Madrid-Barcelona tie on Wednesday, January 18. You just can’t miss it!

El Clasico is back and Messi’s Barcelona are ready for it! Watch out for Ronaldo’s Real Madrid, though. Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in the latest Clasico was so appalling that many fans and pundits, non-Madridistas and Madridistas alike, suggested that the player gets benched in the next Barcelona meeting. However, this is very likely not to happen. What every Real Madrid supporter can now hope is for Ronaldo to live up to expectations at the Bernabeu.

Jose Mourinho has been urged to start with Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain and Özil against Barcelona. The good news for Real Madrid is that Angel di Maria has been deemed fit to make his return after missing so many matches lately. The Argentine’s place in Mourinho’s starting XI is yet to be confirmed as competition against Jose Callejon exists.Meanwhile, the visitors are preparing to do what they know best. All eyes will be on reigning Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. He has been tipped to put Casillas in trouble once again. If Barcelona score at least one goal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, they’ll be even more favorites to reach the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.

A look at Real Madrid and Barcelona’s previous results in the 2011/12 Spanish Copa del Rey:

Round of 32:

– Ponferradina 0-2 Real Madrid; Real Madrid 5-1 Ponferradina (7-1 to Real Madrid on aggregate)

– L’Hospitalet 0-1 Barcelona; Barcelona 9-0 L’Hospitalet (10-0 to Barcelona on aggregate)

Round of 16:

– Real Madrid 3-2 Malaga; Malaga 0-1 Real Madrid (4-2 to Real Madrid on aggregate)

– Barcelona 4-0 Osasuna; Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona (6-1 to Barcelona on aggregate)

What’s next for Real Madrid and for Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey? Where will each team stand ahead of the second leg in Catalonia? (Via Angela Asante)

So, don’t forget to Watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live streaming 1st leg match on Sky Sports 2/HD UK this January 18, 2012 Wednesday at 4PM EST / 9PM GMT.

It will also be shown on Spain’s Canal+ 1 / HD / 30. Watch out for it at game time.

UPDATE 1st LEG: FULLTIME: Real Madrid 1 – 2 Barcelona (Aggregate 1-2)

Goal Scorers: RM – Cristiano Ronaldo (11′)
Goal Scorers: BAR – Carles Puyol (49′), Eric Abidal (77′)

UPDATE 2nd LEG: FT: Real Madrid 2 – 2 Barcelona (Aggregate 3-4)

Goal Scorers: BAR – Pedro (43′), Dani Alves (45′)
Goal Scorers: RM – Cristiano Ronaldo (68′), Benzema (72′)

Barcelona wins via 4-3 aggregate score against Real Madrid in their Quarterfinals tie.

Barcelona advances to the Copa del Rey Semifinals and will face the winner of Valencia-Levante tie.

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