Today sees the return of everyone's favorite rivalry: El Clasico. Barcelona will lock horns with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey, with Wednesday being the day of the first leg.
Only one of Spain's top two sides will make it out of this semi-final matchup. The Blaugrana is the most successful team in this competition and has enjoyed a better season than Solari's men, but a close affair is expected due to Los Blancos' return to form.
An entertaining showdown is expected. Here are four crucial facts everyone should know ahead of today's Camp Nou encounter.
Their head-to-head record in the Copa del Rey
These two sides have faced off 34 times in Copa del Rey history. Barcelona leads in the head-to-head record in this competition, winning 15 times to Real Madrid's 12 triumphs.
The Blaugrana's record-breaking run in this competition
One fact that draws a perfect picture of Barcelona's Copa del Rey dominance is the fact that they have not been knocked out of this competition since 2013. They have appeared in the last 23 rounds of the competition since that elimination six years ago, which is a record.
The last team to eliminate Barcelona: Los Blancos
Remember how Barcelona has not been knocked out of this tournament since 2013? Well, the last team to dump them out of the Copa del Rey was none other than Real Madrid, beating them 4-2 on aggregate at this exact stage of the competition.
Real Madrid's recent run against the Blaugrana in the Copa del Rey
The Madrid giant is unbeaten in their last four cup meetings with the Catalan heavyweight, winning twice and drawing twice. Furthermore, the last two time these sides met in the last-four, the Bernabeu side went on the make the final.