Barcelona and Real Madrid enthralled fans last week when the giants of Spain met in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal. The encounter ended in a 1-1 draw, and the return leg will have promotion on the line.
But with the second leg on the horizon, it could be the biggest game of the season thus far. Each clubs have faced must win games in the current campaign, but none may be as big as the encounter coming up.
Each club will be playing with their hearts on their sleeves and they certainly have different reasons for doing so.
The world knows that when these two mountains of football meet, brilliance takes place. But the return leg will be more important than the mere promotion that will be at stake.
What will be the biggest match of the Copa del Rey will prove to be more than just another Clasico meeting. The seasons of both clubs can be made or broken in the encounter.
In this article we will take a look at the individual and overall reasons why the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal will be huge for both clubs. The reasons will be looking at the season as a whole.
Let’s get started, shall we?