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Soccer TV Listings for the Copa del Rey semis – first-leg: January 30-31, 2013

Watch Copa del Rey football in its semi-final round. Get the full Spanish Cup TV listings for USA, UK and Canada.

Copa del Rey semi-finals - Barcelona will face Real Madrid in one of the two ties.Get your printable guide – Spanish Cup first-legs

Just as it was expected to happen, Real Madrid defeated Valencia and Barcelona kicked out Malaga in the Last 8 to set up the first of El Clasico 2013’s fixtures. The two Spanish titans will face off in La Liga in March but for now, everyone’s attention is very much on the business in the Copa del Rey.

Can Jose Mourinho’s outfit, led by goal poacher Cristiano Ronaldo but deprived of injured veteran Iker Casillas, knock out defending Spanish Cup champions Barcelona?

Also vying for a spot in the final of this competition are Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. The two-legged semi-final meeting between these two teams has been outshined by El Clasico. Atletico and Sevilla can profit of this shadow to heat up their plan of upsetting either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the 2013 Copa del Rey final.

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Breaking news – transfer zone: Real Madrid poach Diego Lopez as Casillas back-up

Breaking news from the transfer zone explains that Los Blancos have signed goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Sevilla.
On Friday night, Real Madrid got hit with the news about Iker Casillas' 12-week absence due to a hand injury. The Spanish giants have reacted to that in style by acquiring the services of 31-year-old shot stopper Diego Lopez.

It is reported that Lopez's signing from Andalusia-based club Sevilla to Real Madrid is worth 4 million euros. The contract will end in 2017, it is understood.

Diego Lopez was formerly at Real Madrid where he developed as a youngster and served as a back-up for Iker Casillas. Six years after quitting the Bernabeu for Villarreal then Sevilla, Lopez returns to the place where he once grew in the C and B teams.
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Soccer TV Listings for the Copa del Rey Last 8: January 23-24, 2013

Watch second leg matches of the Spanish Copa del Rey. Get the full Spanish Cup TV listings for USA, UK and Canada.

Barcelona will look to bounce back against Malaga in the second leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-finals.Get your printable guide – Spanish Copa del Rey Last 8

Sevilla held Real Zaragoza to a goalless draw last week. The pressure is on Wednesday’s hosts to claim victory as Zaragoza can qualify with a score draw. 

Valencia got rattled 5-0 by a Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria inspired Real Madrid in La Liga last Sunday. Los Che, with a 2-0 deficit going into the second leg, will need a miracle to prevail against Los Blancos at the Mestalla Stadium. Also favourites to reach the Spanish Copa del Rey semis are Atletico Madrid. They claimed a straightforward 2-0 win over Real Betis in the first leg.

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Transfer news: Pep Guardiola to storm market with €278M Bayern Munich budget

German giants Bayern Munich plan to shake the transfer window in summer with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola set to make stunning signings.
Last week, Hollywood FC announced that the 14-title winning manager will succeed current coach Jupp Heynckes at the end of the 2012/13 football season.

The German club, after losing two UEFA Champions League finals in three years, is desperate to transform into invincible giants. The appointment of Guardiola has been described as a major step towards the achievement of this dream.

News source El Economista now claims that ex-Barcelona Pep Guardiola will receive a giant sum of €278M by Bayern Munich to reshape the squad. According to El Economista, Brazil’s Neymar is a top target on Bayern Munich’s transfer wish list.
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Valencia vs Real Madrid Preview

Friday January 18 2013,
Tags: Valencia, Real Madrid, La Liga, Spanish Copa del Rey
The atmosphere ahead of this fixture is tense. La Liga champions Real Madrid are yet to put their critics to bed while Valencia, who have one foot out of the Copa del Rey, seek for revenge.

Real Madrid will play away to Valencia in the second match of both teams' January triple header.Analysis

Valencia were on a four-match winning streak until they lost to Real Madrid in midweek. That encounter, in the Spanish Copa del Rey, was marred by controversy as wrong offside calls went against Valencia amid other incidents.

As a result, this weekend’s league encounter is being hyped around the revenge factor. Los Che, who are not favourites to progress to the Spanish Copa del Rey semis, will be out to torment Los Blancos. 

The latter are facing an embarrassing situation in La Liga being 18 points off the top of the standings. It seems to be only a matter of time before Real Madrid officially give up on defending their title. In the meantime, they are yet to reach the 40-point mark.

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Soccer TV Listings for the Copa del Rey Last 8: January 15-17, 2013

Watch Spanish Copa del Rey football as it enters its Last 8 round. Get the full Spanish Cup TV listings for USA, UK and Canada.

Copa del Rey quarter-finals first leg: Real Madrid vs Valencia, Real Zaragoza vs Sevilla, Barcelona vs Malaga, Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis. Who can dethrone the Catalans?Get your printable guide – Copa del Rey Last 8 first leg

The Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final stage gets underway in midweek with Real Madrid opening proceedings on Tuesday. The Spanish giants will host Valencia in the first game of both sides’ triple header. 

Real Zaragoza will be looking to make full use of their home advantage as they plot an upset against Sevilla. Barcelona were tested and tried by Malaga over the weekend. The latter went through the process unhurt as they recorded the best ever run in the first half of La Liga with 18 wins and one draw in 19 games. 

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Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo Preview

Tuesday January 8 2013,
Tags: Real Madrid, Celta de Vigo, Spanish Copa del Rey
Celta de Vigo are aiming for their third victory in four matches at the Santiago Bernabeu over Real Madrid. The latter, meanwhile, are looking to overcome a Copa del Rey Last 16 upset.

Real Madrid will host Celta de Vigo on 9 January 2013 in a must-win Copa del Rey fixture. Cristiano Ronaldo's away goal has given Madrid something to rely on.Analysis

If Real Madrid are going to succeed this season, it will not come easy. Defending their league crown from Barcelona’s grasp is something they almost – if not entirely – forget about. Los Blancos are four points off the 40-point mark whereas Barcelona have passed the 50-point tally in the table. 

That said, the obligation to triumph in cup competitions has taken a much more serious tone for Real Madrid. To begin the year 2013, the team edged a chaotic encounter at home to Real Sociedad. 

Going into Wednesday’s Spanish Copa del Rey fixture, they are two positives Mourinho can take from last weekend’s encounter: his side’s goal instinct and determination to avoid the worst. The rest – disciplinary issues and horrific defending – should be put aside if Real Madrid want to excel in the Copa del Rey. 

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Soccer TV Listings for the Spanish Copa del Rey: January 8-10, 2013

Watch the second leg of the Spanish Copa del Rey’s Last 16 stage. Get the full Copa del Rey TV listings for USA, UK and Canada.

Real Madrid are out to avoid an upset in the Spanish Copa del Rey against Celta Vigo.Get your printable guide – Spanish Copa del Rey Last 16 second leg

Real Madrid must overturn a 2-1 deficit against Celta de Vigo. A 4-3 result like the one they clinched against Sociedad in La Liga last Sunday would put Los Blancos out of the cup. A 1-0 win or a 2-0 margin victory on Wednesday is what Real Madrid are contemplating.

Barcelona will likely rest all their big guns as they carry a 2-0 advantage going into Thursday’s second leg match against Cordoba. Also on Thursday, Europa League and UEFA Super Cup titleholders Atletico Madrid will aim to finish the business against Getafe.  

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Soccer TV Listings for the Copa del Rey’s Round of 32 second leg: November 27-29, 2012

Watch Spanish Cup football with second leg fixtures of the Round 32 set to take place. Get the full Copa del Rey TV listings for USA, UK and Canada.

Spanish Copa del Rey - Round of 32 - second leg - November 27 to November 29, 2012Get your printable guide – Copa del Rey, Round of 32, second leg

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Getafe are all expected to book Round of 16 tickets after dismantling their respective opponents in the first leg. These four favourites could be joined by Valencia, Sevilla, Almeria and Cordoba who all carry a 2-0 advantage.

Interestingly, Malaga only just claimed victory away to Cacereno in the first leg. The former have been doing wonderfully well in the UEFA Champions League. They will want to take the Spanish Copa del Rey by storm but can they avoid an upset in the Round of 32 second leg?

Real Betis will be buoyant after their giant killing of Real Madrid in La Liga over the weekend. However, like league rivals Levante, Rayo Vallecano, Osasuna and Granada, they finished the first leg on the bad end of a 1-0 score line. Only victory in the second leg would see them through.

To view all Spanish Cup TV listings, including repeat broadcasts, visit theSpanish Copa del Rey competition page.

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Alcoyano vs Real Madrid Preview

One week after suffering a 2-1 defeat away to Borussia Dortmund in Europe, Real Madrid travel to Alcoyano to commence their Spanish Copa del Rey adventure.

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal against Real Mallorca. The striker will be hoping to get on the score sheet against Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey on October 31, 2012.Analysis

Los Blancos are hoping it will not end quickly like three seasons ago when Alcorcon provided the shock of the tournament. It was at this same stage (Copa del Rey Round of 32) that the Spanish giants suffered a stunning 4-0 loss. At the Santiago Bernabeu, they could only achieve a 1-0 win - far from what was mathematically required to turn around the horror. The year after, Real Madrid came back stronger and became kings of Spain at the expense of runners-up Barcelona.

Last year, they lost their Copa del Rey title to the Catalans. This term, Jose Mourinho is keen to exhibit his cup expertise. His players responded positively after stumbling to their German soil curse a week ago in the Champions League. They went into their game against Real Mallorca 11 points behind current La Liga leaders Barcelona.

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Real Jaén vs Atlético Madrid Preview

Atletico Madrid have never won or even scored away to Real Jaen. What will the first leg of their Spanish Copa del Rey Fourth Round fixture produce on Wednesday night?

Atletico Madrid play Real Jaen on October 31 looking to put their Copa del Rey Fourth Round tie to bed before the second leg.Analysis

Real Jaen are on an unsteady path with one loss and one draw in between three wins during the month of October. They have not scored a single goal on Atletico Madrid’s turf in the 21st century, losing 5-0 and 2-0 in 2001. However, they can find confidence in their home record against Los Blancos’ neighbours. They hosted them twice at the Nuevo Estadio de la Victoria in the past and triumphed 1-0 at each occasion.

A repeat of this score line will create huge noise in the Spanish media nowadays. Atletico Madrid are the reigning UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup champions. Presently, they share the top spot in La Liga with FC Barcelona thanks to an unbeaten run that reads eight wins and one draw in nine matches.

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Soccer TV Listings for Copa del Rey Round of 32 – First Leg, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2012

Tune into to the first leg of the 2012/13 Spanish Copa del Rey for the Round of 32. Get the full Copa del Rey TV listings for USA, UK and Canada.

The 2012/13 Spanish Copa del Rey Spanish Copa del Rey Round of 32 – First Leg: Soccer TV listings printable guide

Around Spain, a total of 32 teams will take part in the Spanish Cup on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Defending champions Barcelona will commence their adventure on October 30 with a match against Alaves at the Mendizorrotza Stadium. The only other match on that day will feature Valencia against Llagostera.

Knockout 1 will see La Liga champions Real Madrid face Alcoyano in Alicante on October 31. Jose Mourinho’s men will be keen to start off strongly in the competition which they won two years ago. Local rivals Atletico will play Real Jaen while Malaga, who have been doing extremely well in the UEFA Champions League will play Cacereño.

In the most crunch encounter of this round, Sevilla will host Espanyol. This fixture is expected to overshadow the eight other meetings on Thursday, November 1. The second leg of all these 16 matches are scheduled to take place in four weeks’ time.

To view all Spanish Copa del Rey Round of 32 – First Leg TV listings, including repeat broadcasts, visit the Copa del Rey competition page.

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Real Madrid v Alcorcon Spanish Copa del Rey Match Preview

Friday November 6 2009,
Tags: Real Madrid, Alcorcon, Spanish Copa del Rey
On Tuesday, November 10th, the Spanish giants Real Madrid will be at the Santiago Bernabeu to host third tier side minnows Alcorcon in the fifth round of the Spanish Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos jumping on Karim Benzema after the French striker opened the score line v AC MilanThe clash may look like a David and Goliath affair in favor of Los Blancos.

But the truth reveals that Real Madrid will have to overcome a mammoth battle during ninety minutes of football as the Spanish giants need to overturn a 4-0 deficit suffered in the first leg away to Alcorcon.

Match analysis and explanations

It’s hard to believe that even a 5-1 victory at home to Alcorcon will oust Real Madrid from the Spanish Copa del Rey on Tuesday evening.

Yet, this is the reality and only a ‘miracle’ will power Los Blancos through to the next stage of the tournament.

On paper, Real Madrid certainly have what it takes to sink Alcorcon by a great margin and ultimately make into the fourth round of the tournament that was won by FC Barcelona last season.

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