Lionel Messi has his sights on a seventh Copa del Rey title

Lionel Messi has his sights on a seventh Copa del Rey title – but has to manoeuvre a two-legged El Clasico to get there.

Barcelona face fierce rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night.


But Real Madrid head into the game looking to rectify their 5-1 defeat at the Camp Nou back in October, which saw their rivals stretch their lead to seven points at the top of La Liga.

Real boss Santiago Solari has seen his side win their last five and score sixteen goals in their best run of form this season.

The Copa del Rey was last won by Real Madrid in 2014 – and they defeated Barcelona in the final.