The Benito Villamarín stadium, home of the final of the Copa del Rey On May 25, this Friday will host the draw of the semi-finals of the 'KO' tournament, starting at 13.30, with the possibility of the dispute of a Classic for a ticket to the fight for the title.
The cup of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey is still here live
The Football Club Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Betis are the four teams that will enter the hype and will be paired for a penultimate round whose first leg will be held next week, while the back will be three after; in between, the first leg of the knockout stages in the Champions League and the first leg of the sixteenth in the Europa League.
The morbid draw of the Villamarín is a possible duel between Barca, champion of the last four editions and for the ninth consecutive edition in 'semis', and the Madrid team, which returns to this round five years after doing it for the last time, whenHe lifted the title in the final of the Mestalla against the Catalans (2-1).
A season earlier, the whites eliminated the current leader of LaLiga Santander in 'semis'; After drawing 1-1 in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid won 1-3 at the Camp Nou but then did not win the title, as they lost 1-2 in the final against Atlético de Madrid.
For its part, in addition to those of Ernesto Valverde, also repeats presence in the semifinals coperas Valencia, champion for the last time in 2008 and that last year fell to Barca. If it is crossed again with the Catalans, it will be the circumstance to see their faces a few days after their league appointment at the Camp Nou.
Finally, the fourth at stake is a Real Betis animated by the possibility of reaching the final of the competition to be played in its own stadium. The béticos did not go so far from the campaign 2004/05, when they were proclaimed champions by winning Osasuna in the final.