Copa del Rey: Real Madrid manager speaks on facing Barcelona in semi-finals

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Real Madrid manager, Santi Solari, has said his team were “ready” for the possibility of a Clasico Copa del Rey semi-final, following Thursday’s 3-1 victory at Girona which sealed a 7-3 aggregate passage to the last four.

Karim Benzema scored twice in the first half, before Pedro Porro netted after the break for Girona.

However, young Blancos midfielder Marcos Llorente, finished off the scoring at Montilivi.

Holders Barcelona, Valencia and this year’s final hosts Real Betis are also in the draw, set to take place on Friday afternoon.

“We are four great teams in the semifinals.

“Both ties will be beautiful and difficult. We are very excited whoever we get, we will see tomorrow.

“If you want to win everything, you must be ready for anything. You need all players in the squad committed for that, and they are,” Solari said after the game.



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