It's Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi time: Real Madrid take on Barca in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid and Barcelona will clash on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal tie. With Barcelona in firm command of La Liga, Madrid will attempt to salvage some silverware from a disappointing season.

updated: January 30, 2013 12:14 IST
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Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are primed for another memorable showdown when Barcelona and Real Madrid meet Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals.

Messi is coming off a four-goal performance over the weekend and has found the back of the net in the last 16 games he has started, while Ronaldo has sparked a recent resurgence in Madrid with 10 goals and two hat tricks this month.

With Barcelona in firm command of the Spanish league title race, the Copa del Rey takes on even more importance for Madrid as it tries to salvage some silverware from its disappointing season.

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