BY DAN KARELL
Much of the world will watch together as Barcelona and Real Madrid re-kindle the madness that is El Clasico, when the two meet on Tuesday in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinals at the Camp Nou.
Last time around, the teams tied 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas’ opener being cancelled out by the young Frenchman Raphael Varane, helping save Madrid in the tie.
On Wednesday, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be itching to set the record straight, and record a confidence building win over their rivals. Even more so, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho could be facing the axe if he fails to record a win.
Regardless of Tuesday’s outcome, Spain’s two footballing giants will meet again in La Liga on Saturday, at the Bernabeu.
Also in action this afternoon is a 5th round FA Cup Replay featuring Premier League side Everton hosting Oldham Athletic. David Moyes’ team was shocked by the 2-2 draw in their first matchup, but are still the better’s favorite to move on to the next round today.
American soccer fans will have their eyes glued to the CONCACAF Under-20 qualifying tournament, where the United States will take on Canada in the quarterfinals, with the winner securing a place in the Under-20 World Cup.
The German Cup quarter-finals round also begins today, as well as the Coupe de France round-of-16, and a lone Italian Serie A match.
American players should be in action in Copa Libertadores as well, with Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo leading Mexican side Club Tijuana into their first home match of the group stage against San Jose.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
2:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Everton vs. Oldham (FA Cup)
3:00pm – BeIN Sport – Barcelona vs. Real Madrid (Copa Del Rey)
6pm- Fox Soccer Channel- U.S. Under-20s vs. Canada (CONCACAF Qualifying)
7:30pm- Fox Deportes, Penarol vs. Velez Sarsfield (Copa Libertadores)
10pm- Fox Deportes- Club Tijuana vs. San Jose (Copa Libertadores)