Barcelona suffered a serious defeat at the hands of their main rivals Real Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Real Madrid managed to knock the Catalan club out of the league by scoring four free goals in a match that took place yesterday at the Camp Nou, the stronghold of Barça.
And Barça won the first match at the Santiago Bernabéu from a penalty goal.
With this win, Real Madrid will play Osasuna in the final of the Copa del Rey on 6 May 2023.
Reason for exclusion of Barcelona from Copa del Rey against Real Madrid
The Mundo Deportivo newspaper noted the absence of players in the ranks of Barcelona before the decisive matches of the team in various tournaments.
The newspaper mentioned the absence of the team at the time of elimination, referring to the European Champions League, which the trio Ronald Araujo, Conde and Christensen missed.
In the Europa League, the Catalan club missed the trio “Pablo Jaffe, Pedri and Osman Dembele”.
And in the Royal Cup of Spain before the decisive meeting with Real Madrid, Osman Dembele, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri and Christensen were absent.
The Xavi Hernandez-led side is looking to achieve the Spanish league title this season, especially after saying goodbye to many league titles to please fans.
Barca are at the top of the La Liga table with 71 points, 12 points ahead of Real Madrid in second place.