Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live stream

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live stream

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid live stream

The first El Clasico of 2019 kicks off today as Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semifinal in the first of two legs.

Argentine forward Messi, who is closing in on 600 career goals, has missed out on a starting place after suffering a small injury in Saturday's draw with Valencia.

They arrive for the first-leg match at Camp Nou enjoying their best period of the season and with almost all of its players available.

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari had said earlier on Tuesday that he hoped Messi would be available.

Real Madrid will be looking to avenge their 5-1 demolition in October that ultimately led to the dismissal of coach Julen Lopetegui.

The Copa del Rey match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be broadcast live on beIN Sports.

Madrid arrives for the match at Camp Nou enjoying its best period of the season and with almost all of its players available. "If he is fit, he will play and if he is not, he will not play".

Madrid will land in Barcelona with 21 players and Solari will have to cut out three before the game. "Regardless of what the tests show and what the doctors say, if the player doesn't feel he is ready, you can't let him play".

There are also selection issues at Madrid, with Solari likely to include either Gareth Bale or Vinicius Junior in his attack alongside Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez. Asked about the fitness of Messi, he said: "It's always better when the best players get to play, it's as simple as that".

Meanwhile, Los Blancos reached the last four, after securing an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory over Girona.

Ousmane Dembele is close to recovering from an ankle injury.

Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts after a red card during the Supercopa de Espana Supercopa Final 1st Leg match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on August 13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Ahead of a Copa America campaign later this year, Argentina are scheduled to face Venezuela and Morocco in friendlies next month.

"Your morale is very important and they tend to play well here".

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