Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona
Copa del Rey – Semi-final first leg Wednesday 1st of February at 21.00 Stadium: Mestalla, ValenciaFour years after their last Spanish Cup semi-final clash, Valencia CF and FC Barcelona will face each other tonight for a spot in the Spanish Cup final Tonight’s match will be a clash of styles. FC Barcelona visit Valencia CF for the first leg of the 2011-2012 Spanish Cup. So far in the competition, Pep Guardiola’s squad have scored the most goals (20) in the competition while Valencia CF have conceded the least (3). Here is a list of interesting facts about the 2 teams:
- FC Barcelona has won 11 of the 18 Spanish Cup matches against Valencia CF
- FC Barcelona has won 3 times, while Valencia CF has won twice, when the 2 teams have faced each other in the Cup semi-finals. The winner of the Catalan clash has always gone on to win the title
- The last time Valencia CF beat FC Barcelona in the sapnish Cup semifinal was in the 2007/08 season. They ended up winning the trophy, whilst fighting to avoid retrogradation in the Spanish second division
- Besides the semi-final duels, FC Barcelona and Valencia CF have played each other 3 times in the spanish Cup final. FC barcelona won twice (1951/52 and 1970/71 seasons) and Valencia CF won once (1953/54 season)
The second leg will be held on the 8th of February at the camp Nou. Get tickets now!