Lionel Messi enjoys Clasicos. In fact, he’s scored 26 goals and created 14 assists in 38 games against Real Madrid since his debut in this fixture back in 2005.
But despite his incredible record against Los Blancos, Messi has never scored in the Copa Del Rey against the Spanish giants.
He’ll be hoping to put that right tonight if he makes the starting XI. The 31-year-old suffered a thigh injury against Leganes and it seems it will be touch and go right until kick-off to see if the Argentinian magician is able to play.
Barcelona might have won 5-1 in the league fixture back in October, but this is a different Real Madrid now. Armed with Messi, their chances of sealing another victory at the Camp Nou would be significantly higher.