Barcelona has advantage over Real Madrid with final on line

Updated: 02 May 2011 15:18 IST

Barcelona holds the advantage heading into Tuesday's return-leg semi final against Real Madrid as the Spanish giants' hostile four-match series closes with a spot in the Champions League final on the line.

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Barcelona holds the advantage heading into Tuesday's return-leg semi final against Real Madrid as the Spanish giants' hostile four-match series closes with a spot in the Champions League final on the line.

Barcelona is the clear favourite following a 2-0 victory at Madrid, which is without suspended defenders Sergio Ramos and Pepe, along with coach Jose Mourinho, who is banned after being sent off in the first leg.

Madrid will have to abandon the defensive tactics used in the three prior meetings in just over two weeks, during which Madrid won the Copa del Rey final after a 1-1 league draw.

It's expected to be another ill-tempered contest after the clubs denounced each other to UEFA's disciplinary committee after the first leg.

Topics : Football Real Madrid Barcelona
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