On Saturday, April 21, Sevilla will take on Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. The Catalans will be out to secure the title as they are already leading the pack on the LaLiga standings and would want to end the season with a double. However, Sevilla are on the prowl to add silverware to their cabinet.
It is do-or-die for Steve Komphela and his charges as Kaizer Chiefs take on Free State Stars in the first semi-final of the Nedbank Cup. Amakhosi's mentor is under pressure to deliver as the Glamour Boys' faithful are demanding a title, but on the other hand, the revitalised Free State Stars are no walkovers and have been a formidable team this season.
The FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Tottenham takes place on Saturday, April 21. The Red Devils secured a victory this past week in their league encounter against Bournemouth, while their opponents drew 1-all against Brighton and Hove. However, when it comes to a cup game anything is possible.
Sevilla v Barcelona (Copa del Rey)
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League Rankings: Sevilla 7th & Barcelona 1st (both LaLiga)
Useful facts: Barca will be looking to retain their Copa del Rey title for the fourth year running when they take on the Red and Whites this Saturday. However, the Catalan giants are aware that it will be tough following a hard-fought draw against Sevilla last month where they came from 2-0 down to settle for a 2-2 draw, maintaining their impressive unbeaten league record. The Copa Rey could be The Great of Andalusia’s last domestic cup following a disappointing run in the UEFA Champions League where Vincenzo Montella’s charges were dumped out of the competition in the quarter-finals by Bayern Munich last week.
Motshidisi Mohono: Barcelona
Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars (Nedbank Cup)
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League Rankings: Chiefs 4th & FFS 5th
Useful facts: Just two weeks after their Absa Premiership clash, the Glamour Boys take on Ea Lla Koto once again, this time in the Nedbank Cup semi-final, with a spot in the final up for grabs. A big test awaits the beleaguered Steve Komphela, as this is deemed his last chance to present silverware to Naturena since his arrival in 2015. Despite their waning league form of late, Luc Eymael’s charges have been on top of their game in recent months. With both sides pretty much out of the league title race, progression to the final makes it all the more crucial. The Soweto giants edged the Bethlehem outfit 1-0 early this month in their last meeting.
Motshidisi Mohono: Chiefs
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup)
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League Rankings: Man United 2nd & Spurs 4th (both EPL)
Useful facts: The Red Devils and the Lily Whites will both look to return to winning ways when they clash for a spot in the FA Cup final, following a disappointing weekend in the Premier League. Having recently held Manchester City’s PL title celebrations on hold for a week, Jose Mourinho’s side suffered a shock defeat to relegation-threatened West Brom last Sunday. Meanwhile, Spurs saw their consecutive four-game winning streak in all competitions come to an end when they lost to new PL champions, Manchester City. The two sides last met in January, a game that ended 1-0 in favour of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Motshidisi Mohono: Spurs