Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights: With three second-half goals, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday to reach the Copa del Rey final for the sixth straight time.
Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona advanced 4-1 on aggregate after being held to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou three weeks ago. The Catalan club also benefited from an own goal by Madrid defender Raphael Varane.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights:
It ends 3-0 in Barca's favour, they are through to the final with a 4-1 aggregate score. Barcelona will be trying to win an unprecedented fifth straight Copa title in the May 25 final in Seville. Real Madrid, meanwhile, haven't managed to reach the final since winning the title in 2014.
Nothing much left in the game now. Real were brilliant for much of this game but those two goals has knocked the wind out of their sails.
While Semedo gets a yellow card, the brilliant Vinicius is replaced by Marco Asensio. Bale later takes a shot that sails hopelessly away from the target.
Subsitutions: Bale on Vazquez, Coutinho in for Dembele, Suarez has been replaced by Arturo Vidal.
GOAL! Suarez from the penalty spot, 72 mins
Casemiro steps on Suarez inside the box and it a clear cut penalty. The Uruguayan steps up, panenkas Ter Stegen and that's the match, thank you very much.
GOAL! 69 mins
An own goal from Varane makes it 2-0 in Barca's favour. Dembele's cross that Suarez was trying to get to, Varane gets to it first and that should be the end of the game.
Carvajal with a shot that Ter Stegen grasps and keeps it away from Benzema who was waiting for the spillover.
Incredible skill there from Vinicius jr and he sends the ball in, Reguilon with the header but Ter Stegen dives to make a sensational save!.
Vazquez booked for sliding into Lenglet. First yellow card of the game. Moments later, Ramos trips Rakitic but referee gives no foul. Replays show that Rakitic may have been trying to milk a little too much out of the situation.
GOAL! 50 mins
Luis Suarez breaks the deadlock! Abla with a pass forward to Dembele on the left who cuts the ball in for Suarez. The Uruguayan is under pressure from Ramos but he manages to get ot it and score anyway.
Second half kicks off
All right then, Real get us going for the second half. They have looked sharper than they ever have in the recent past and as things stand, they go through to the final. They do deserve to do so, judging by what we have seen so far.
A match that was played on x2 speed and in the end, there are no goals. One of those rare moments where you get to say, who needs goals if the game is going like this. In this case though, Barca needs them.
Rakitic clatters int Vazquez and the latter is down. He needs medical attention and although the referee intially said play on. He stops the game eventually.
Vazquez squares to Ramos (wonder what he is doing up there), who dummies it for Vinicius to take a touch and fire at goal. Semedo blocks the shot.
Regulon squares to ball to Vinicius who swivels and is clear on goal! But his shot is a foot over the bar. Sensational stuff from Real.
Rakitic curls the ball to the back post and where Roberto tries to head it in. He needs to stand on a chair to get to that but Rakitic puts a weighted pass in a second time and this is centimetres away from Roberto's outstretched foot.
Vinicius causes all sort of problems with some quick feet and sets off Benzema. He squres it back to Vinicius and Alba tries to clear it but not too succesfully. Vinicius comes back and takes a shot at Ter Stegen who saves it.
Alba with an absolutely beautiful long ball to Messi on the left after a Barca corner is cleared. Messi pings it into the area but the ball lands on empty ground and is cleared by Casemiro.
Busquets with a lovely pass to Messi who races away and passes to Dembele on the left. He darts forward himself down the left and lifts a cross for Suarez who volleys. It was going to Sergi Roberto but Varane comes in the way.
Barca got the match going who passed it to Rakitic. Rakitic gets it to Dembele who is absolutely smashed to bits by Casemiro. Free kick comes to nothing.
The teams walk out
And the gigantic Bernabeu is absolutely bouncing which makes you wonder (in Chandler Bing's voice) "Could it be any bigger than this?"
Coutinho is on the bench, a confirmation that his Barca career still remains stuttering. Gareth Bale is on the Real bench wondering how he can pass time considering he can only converse with his team mates in sign language.
Barça & Real Madrid are level on 10 Copa clásico wins each
*Messi is the clásico's top scorer w/ 26 (in 39 games), but has never scored v Madrid in Copa
*Valverde will celebrate 100 games in charge - 67W, 23D, 9L, 238 goals
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto. Subs: Cillessen, Alena, Umtiti, Arthur, Vidal, Malcom, Coutinho
Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vasquez, Reguilon, Vinicius. Subs: Courtois, Nacho, Bale, Marcelo, Valverde, Asensio, Ceballos.
Hello and welcome...
...to Ernesto Valverde's 100th match in charge of Barcelona. Seems only yesterday that Luis Enrique was sliding down the pitch when Sergi Roberto scored that sixth goal to seal Barcelona's 6-5 win over PSG, isn't it? Time has flown past Barca since then, thanks largely to Messi, who is playing his 40th Clasico today. He has been superlative over the past two seasons in anchoring the Barca frontline and his team mates have done a good job of backing him up, unlike what he gets most of the time in Argentina colours. They will have to continue that symbiotic relationship today too, as Real have an away goal advantage and scoring his the only way forward for Barca.