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Top La Liga teams in Copa del Rey clashes on Kwesé Sports

Top La Liga teams in Copa del Rey clashes on Kwesé Sports

15:30 SAST | 27 Nov 2017

We're into the business end of the Copa del Rey, with the second leg ties of the round of 32 currently on the go. The Copa del Rey is Spain's version of the FA Cup, and is one of Europe's most prestigious knockout tournaments. This week we have four massive Copa del Rey battles on Kwesé Sports.

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or four times, which is one behind Messi's record five wins. (Catch this year's Ballon d'Or Ceremony on KFS, 7 December at 21:00 CAT). But Ronaldo has not had a great start to the La Liga season. Are we seeing a great star fade into mediocrity? No doubt the Portuguese will have something to say about that. Tuesday's clash, Real Madrid vs Fuenlabrada, could prove the perfect opportunity for Ronaldo to regain form. With Real Madrid comfortably ahead 2-0 on aggregate, there'll be plenty of counter-attacking opportunities as Fuenlabrada press for the win. Catch the game LIVE on KFS (28 November at 22:30 CAT)

In contrast to Ronaldo, Messi has enjoyed a great start to the La Liga season, helping Barcelona top the league. Barcelona are the reigning Copa del Rey champions, and were imperious in their first leg demolition of Murcia. Expect more champagne football in the second leg at Camp Nou: Barcelona vs Murcia (KS1, 29 November at 20:30 CAT).

Messi, who is La Liga's top goal-scorer of all time, has a remarkable 12 goals from 13 appearances this season. Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann has only scored 4, but looks to be gaining form, particularly after picking up a brace against Levante. His partnership with fellow Frenchman Kevin Gameiro up-front is bearing fruit, and Atletico seem to have found the answer to their attacking woes. In their first leg against Elche, Atletico were held 1-1, but with home-ground advantage they should prove too strong in the second leg: Atletico Madrid vs Elche (KS1, 29 November at 22:30 CAT).

Valencia are second to Barcelona in the La Liga standings, trailing the Catalans by four points. In the first leg of this round-of-32 tie they beat Real Zaragoza 2-0. With home advantage they should seal the deal: Valencia vs Real Zaragoza (KS1, 30 November at 22:30 CAT).

As always Kwesé Sports brings you plenty football excitement on the pitch. And this week we bring some excitement from off the pitch too. Destiny awaits 32 nations hoping to excel at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The first hurdle to overcome is the draw to determine who plays whom in the group stages. This glitzy event comes to you LIVE from the State Kremlin Palace (KS1, KFS, 1 December at 17:00 CAT). For Kwesé Sports, Chiko Lawi will anchor the broadcast, joined in studio by Nigerian football legend Daniel Amokachi.

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