Barca and Real Madrid close on final place

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.