Real Madrid’s five game winning streak across all competitions was halted by Barcelona as they held Santiago Solari’s men to a draw in the first leg of their Kings Cup tie. Real took the lead at the Nou Camp through Lucas Vazquez’s 6th minute effort, but Barca equalised just before the hour mark through Malcom. A 92,008 strong crowd was present to watch this El Clasico Copa clash.
Gareth Bale was a second half substitute for Real in this clash. Bale had started in the 3-0 win over Alaves over the weekend, but was on the bench for the El Clasico, and got 26 minutes of second half action after he replaced Vinicius Jr.
Real’s next game is a tough Madrid derby against rivals Atleti at the Wanda Metropolitano. Since Diego Simeone took charge of Atleti, Solari is the 6th Real manager he’s faced.
Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid have been drawn against arch rivals Barcelona in the semifinals of the Copa Del Rey. The draw was held today (February 1, 2019) at 13.30 CET. Real advanced to the last four after beating Girona in the quarters, and will play a two legged semifinal against the reigning holders. The first leg will be held on 6 February, 2019, with the return taking place three weeks later.
The other semifinal pits Real Betis against Valencia.
The CDR semifinal draw means that Real and Barca will do battle thrice in the space of a month, with the two rivals also set to meet in the league on March 2.
Gareth Bale had a superb headed goal disallowed in the El Clasico over the weekend. Check out the vid of the disallowed goal below. Real won the game 2-1 Continue reading
Gareth Bale did get himself on the scoresheet in Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona, but unfortunately for Gareth, the goal was disallowed due to Cristiano Ronaldo being offside. Bale’s disallowed goal against Barca, came before half time, when the two sides were tied at 1-1. Real later lost the game due to Luis Suarez’s second half strike Continue reading