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Real Madrid and Barcelona gained the upper hands in the first legs of their respective Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday evening to set up a potential Clasico final.
Carlo Ancelotti's Real overcame out-of-sorts city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu, while Gerardo Martino's Barca were 2-0 winners against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona forward Neymar stepped up his comeback from an ankle injury by returning to training on Monday.
The Catalan club announced that the 21-year-old Brazil international, who sprained his right ankle in the 2-0 Copa del Rey win at Getafe on January 16, worked with a ball away from his team-mates during Monday's session.
Barca did not indicate when they expect the player to be fit to return to first-team duty.
Barcelona handed Real and Atletico Madrid the initiative in the Primera Division title race as they were beaten 3-2 at home by Valencia on Saturday.
The Catalans' misery was compounded by a sending-off for Jordi Alba as they lost for the first time at home this season.
The hosts remained top of the league on goal difference, but are likely to drop back on Sunday when both Madrid clubs are in action. Should Real and Atletico both win, Barcelona will fall to third place.
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Alexis Sanchez put the finishing touches to a routine win as Barcelona beat Malaga 3-0 to remain top of the Primera Division after another round of games.
It was back to business as usual for Barcelona following a turbulent few days that saw the resignation of club president Sandro Rosell.
Gerard Pique opened the scoring against Malaga just before the break, and Pedro and Alexis notched in quick succession around the hour mark to complete the comfortable victory