The changing of the guard will be seen in the Cup

The last time Barcelona and real Madrid they faced each other in the Copa del Rey it was in 2019. Since then, much has been spoken of the changing of the guard and of the renewal of both teams, but if you take a bit of height we will see that this tomorrow’s playoff responds perfectly to what is supposed to be a generational relief fully from the blaugrana side. Four years and two days have passed since the game in which Valverde’s Barça appeared at the Bernabeu and won by 0-3 in the semifinal round of Cup. The match of Going had finished 1-1 at the Camp Nou.

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Of the 18 players what Ernest Valverde summoned that day to search at home for the pass to the final in Madrid, only five left in the current squad culé: Ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Busquets and Dembelewho will lose the match for injury.

Enumerate to the missing It’s like remembering the list of friends you haven’t seen since high school. Attention: Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Rakitic, Suárez, Messi, Coutinho, Arthur, Cillessen, Arturo Vidal, Malcom and Umtiti. A template and a reviled coach that they eliminated to the Madrid in the semifinals of the Cup and that four days later returned to chamartin for win in league and leave the League title sentenced. Of course, that was a time when it seemed unworthy to celebrate the regularity titles even if the Blaugrana team left the Madrid to 18 points In the table. Other times.

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They have changed many things since that last cupbearer confrontation in Barcelona, ​​but also in it Madrid. That day, to Vinicius he was considered a player denied before the goal. He made a great game, but it did not finish. On the other hand, at Barça he played Luis Suarezwhich did not forgive.

In fact, the equipment that day lined up solari for the madridista side is quite recognizable: Carvajal, Lucas Vázquez, Modric, Kroos, Benzema, Vinicius, Valverde and Asensio played that duel.

Between the first leg and the second leg there is no one left to score for Barça (Malcom, Varane an own goal and Luis Suárez) and Madrid’s only goal in the tie was converted Lucas Vazquez.

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