Barcelona visits Malaga with Copa defense at stake

Updated: 22 January 2013 16:10 IST

Showing their first signs of vulnerability, cup-holder Barcelona visit Malaga on Thursday needing to overturn a 2-2 draw to advance in the Copa del Rey and set up a likely semifinal with Real Madrid.

Barcelona visits Malaga with Copa defense at stake
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Showing their first signs of vulnerability, cup-holder Barcelona visit Malaga on Thursday needing to overturn a 2-2 draw to advance in the Copa del Rey and set up a likely semifinal with Real Madrid.

After strolling through the first half of the season, Barcelona has suddenly stumbled in consecutive games and faces its first must-win match of the campaign.

Madrid visits Valencia the day before, holding a 2-0 advantage from the opening leg played last week. Jose Mourinho's squad also demolished Valencia 5-0 in a league match on Sunday.

On the other side of the bracket, Atletico Madrid is at Real Betis on Thursday aiming to protect its 2-0 first-leg victory. Sevilla hosts Real Zaragoza on Wednesday after they drew 0-0 in their first meeting.

Topics : Football Sevilla Barcelona Villarreal Levski Sofia AC Milan Malaga Samuel Eto'o Fils Leonardo Carrilho Baptistao
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