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Barcelona to face Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-final

4:35 PM GMT+4 27/01/2017
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Luis Enrique's side will come up against Atleti as the two sides look to book their place in the final of the competition

Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, with Alaves taking on Celta Vigo, the conquerors of Real Madrid.

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After knocking out Real Sociedad in the quarter-final, the holders will travel to the Vicente Calderon for the first leg on February 1 before the return at Camp Nou a week later.

"We face Atleti again. We know them very very well. It'll be a very difficult game," Barca midfielder Sergi Roberto said following the draw.

"The smallest things can make the difference in this kind of game."

Atletico booked their place in the semi-final by overcoming the challenge of Eibar, beating them 5-2 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, Celta, who knocked out Madrid with a 3-2 aggregate victory, will host Alaves at Balaidos in the first leg.

Eduardo Berizzo's eighth-placed side defeated UCAM Murcia and Valencia before overcoming Zinedine Zidane's side in the quarters.