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REAL MADRID will seek some very quick El Clasico revenge when they entertain Barcelona in a La Liga showdown this Saturday evening(8.45 pm kick-off).

Real were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by their deadly rivals on Wednesday night at the Bernabeu, losing their second leg, semi-final three-nil, to go out four-one on aggregate.

Two goals from Luis Suarez helped Barca get the win, with the only consolation for Real being that they dominated the tie, but were sadly lacking with their finishing.

Saturday´s El Clasico is pretty much the last-chance saloon for Real´s slim hopes in trying to overhaul table toppers Barcelona, who are nine points clear of third-placed Real.

If Real deliver, then ironically the beneficiaries of a home win would be Real´s local rivals Atletico Madrid, who are seven points behind Barca, and travel to eighth-placed Real Sociedad this Sunday.

Barca hammered Real five-one in El Clasico back in October, which cost coach Julen Lopetegui his job, but there´s no suggestion that the same fate awaits his successor Santiago Solari if Real lose to Barc

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