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Copa Del Rey: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

Copa Del Rey: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid

Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi final at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.

It was another jam packed Camp Nou that welcomed an in-form Madrid for La Copa and the visitors were excellent from the off as they took an early lead through Lucas Vazquez.

The young Spaniard was excellent in getting on the end of Karim Benzema’s low cross and he tapped home past a helpless Marc Andre ter Stegen.

Barca had limited chances going forward with Lionel Messi subdued to the bench, but Malcom and Nelson Semedo were doing their best to get the Catalan side back on level terms.

And, it proved to be the former who scored the equaliser in the second half.

Following superb work from Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez hit the post and the rebound fell straight to Malcom, who smashed home his effort.

Messi would then be introduced and he made an instant impact, almost creating for Suarez, who was unusually quiet on the night.

Gareth Bale was introduced for Madrid and he squandered their best chance of the second half – sending his effort way wide of the goal.

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The scoreline stayed the same until the final whistle, meaning Madrid go back to the Santiago Bernabeu with a vital away goal.