Xavi and his men locked horns with Real Madrid in the second leg Semi Final of the Copa Del Rey competition. The last time both teams met, the match ended in a 2-1 win in favor of Barca. Ancelloti’s men lined up in a 4-3-3 formation while the Catalan giants started the game in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Talking points in the match are:
1. POOR LEWANDOWSKI
The Polish International forward has been instrumental for Barcelona this season but since coming back from the World Cup, the former Bayern Munich star has been far from his best.
His performances against bigger opposition have been awful this term.
2. BRILLIANT BENZEMA
The French International footballer had a slow start coming into this season as he struggled with injuries. His performances in recent games have improved. The Pichichi winner of the 2021-22 season was Real Madrid’s star performer tonight as he scored four goals to deny Barcelona a chance to the Copa Del Rey Finals.
3. POOR BARCELONA DEFENSE
Barca’s boasted one of the best defensive records domestically as they have conceded few goals this season but the Blaugrana’s defense was completely outclassed and overpowered by Vinicius and Benzema tonight.