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Spanish Copa del Rey

Real Madrid and Barcelona are often battling each other for trophies, but this year’s Copa del Rey becomes even more important with the league title in doubt.

Atletico Madrid currently sit on top of the current La Liga standings with a three-point lead over second-place Real Madrid. Barcelona remain four points off the lead. With only five matches left for each side, it will be difficult to come from behind.

Additionally, Barca were eliminated from Champions League, taking out one more chance to call it a successful season.

As a result, they will be fighting hard in the Copa del Rey against their biggest rivals in the latest version of El Clasico. Here is a look at what the battle means for both sides.

The big story heading into the Copa del Ray match will be the absence of star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the news to reporters, but still seemed confident about his club’s chances, via Dermot Corrigan of ESPN:

I have decided [which player will start] but I am not going to say it. Cristiano’s absence makes everyone more motivated. We have played very well in games he’s missed, worked more, and run more. Tomorrow there will be no problem in terms of motivating the players — they are very excited about the game. I am sure we have prepared very well and are going to play very well tomorrow.

As a result, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will have to step up their efforts on the attack. Benzema especially played extremely well in the last match against Almeria while showcasing his ability as a distributor.

For all of the scoring that Ronaldo does, people forget that he is an excellent passer who also helps people get open when defenses flock toward him. For this reason, Real Madrid should play another quality passer in Angel di Maria to help create opportunities around the net.

Along with some solid defense that has been shown in recent weeks, the club should be just fine on the pitch.

Besides just helping out in this match, a win could help create momentum going forward. Ancelotti discussed this factor on the club’s official site:

On a mental level, I think it will be very important. I think after this game, the side that wins will have more motivation, illusion and desire to play their best until the end of the season. I think from a mental point of view, it will be very important.

This could end up being the first of three trophies for Real Madrid, but each of them will be tough to come by. The club better be prepared for a difficult battle throughout the upcoming match.

Thanks to consecutive 1-0 defeats to Atletico Madrid and Granada, Barcelona are now out of the running for Champions League and are in desperate position in La Liga.

Franesc Tomas of ESPN was not being overly dramatic in his assessment in saying, “We can honestly say the Catalans have completed the worst week in recent history, leaving the club on the verge of social and institutional chaos.”

Simply put, Barcelona are used to winning at a high rate. Suddenly, there is a very real possibility that the club can end the year trophyless.

Things get even worse when you consider the injury issues, as Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol are less than 100 percent. Even if they play, they will be unable to provide their full effort.

Of course, the defense had never mattered much in Barcelona due to the fact that offensive stars like Lionel Messi could carry the squad to victory. Unfortunately, even he has not lived up to expectations in recent weeks, including a poor showing in the most recent loss to Granada.

John Bennett of BBC examines the ineffectiveness of Messi in the previous match:

He still has an incredible 25 goals and 10 assists in 26 league matches, but the star forward needs to be at his absolute best to help his club earn this win. This is an even bigger issue with Neymar only scoring in three of his last 16 matches.

The midfield has to make sure to get the ball to the scorers up front, and the forwards have to take care of business when they get a chance.

Prediction: Real Madrid 1, Barcelona 0

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Live Stream

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The Pacers may have taken a night off to get themselves right vs. the Bucks (and wound up with a buzzer-beater win to pull back into first place in the East), but they’re not pulling any punches Friday when they meet the Heat. Vogel said Wednesday the starters will play vs. the Heat.

“Look, we spent all year with one goal (but at) some point you’ve got to shift your focus when things aren’t going your way,” Vogel said. “You (can’t) pay attention to what everybody else is doing. Fixing your team (is) the only thing that’s on our minds right now. We’ll do this tonight. The plan for the starters was two days off (Monday and Tuesday), shooting and conditioning today.

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"They'll practice tomorrow and they'll all play in Miami. We may rest some bench guys against Miami. The thought process behind all five guys is, if you sit one or two guys per game then nobody ever finds a rhythm. Finding a rhythm is just as important as getting our guys rest, (that's) part of the solution. So they'll rest this game and they'll all play together and look to find the rhythm Friday night."

via Pacers sit starters, but they'll be back for Miami.

The Heat's loss to the Grizzlies Wednesday and the Pacers' win put Indiana back into the driver's seat for hom court throughout the East playoffs. A win Friday essentially ends it, giving Indiana tiebreaker advantage and a 1.5 game lead.

The question is who will play for the Heat. Dwyane Wade has missed the past seven games with a sore hamstring,and Greg Oden has been out with a bad back. Will the Heat get everyone to go and make this an important game? Or hold out players and concede the top spot while depriving the Pacers the chance to build momentum to get out of their slump?

Or worse yet, what if the Heat rest some of their starters and still win? The psychological games are at play, and that means the playoffs are back.

Watch US Masters Golf Tournament 2014 Live Stream Online

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The Masters 2014 began Thursday at Augusta and golf fans around the globe will be tuning in over the coming days to see who will claim the coveted Green Jacket this year.

The Masters 2014 Golf Tournament takes place from April 10 to 13, and Day 2 will see gates open at 8 a.m. and the first Tee Off Times scheduled for 12.45 p.m. BST. The action can be watched on TV on ESPN or online through free live stream on Masters.com via the link provided below.

Day 1 saw Bill Haas in the lead after Round One.

Coming into this year’s tournament, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are leading the field as favorites to win the jacket this year.

This year Tiger Woods misses out following his back surgery, and with the World Number 1 missing the 78th Masters, things are wide open for the top players to push on for the title.

McIlroy of Northern Ireland has been made a hot favorite for this year’s tournament, and if he can live up to expectations it will be his first Majors Green Jacket and third Major title.

However, no one can write off Mickelson, and Adam Scott will also be vying to become only the fourth player to retain the Masters crown.

All the action from Day 1 at the Masters can be watched for free on Masters.com and on Watch ESPN.

ESPN will be have second round coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET and live scores can be seen here.

Watch: Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 2 Online (The Lion and the Rose)

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The season four premiere of Game of Thrones is still fresh in our minds, but that doesn’t mean we can’t begin looking ahead to next week’s episode titled, “The Lion and the Rose.” Luckily for those who can’t wait to get a taste of the second episode of season four, the official trailer for “The Lion and the Rose” is available to watch online.

First things first, ‘Game of Thrones’ returned with a bang. The first episode of the fourth season recorded epic viewership; no surprises here. While the second episode will air on April 13, those agog to watch it can slake their thirst for a while by watching the episode’s preview.

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Titled ‘The Lion And The Rose’, episode 2 of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 looks every bit interesting. Everyone’s favourite Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) raises a toast in the preview, saying, ‘A toast to the proud Lannister children: the crippled, the dwarf and the mother of madness.’

Also watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ season four 15-minute preview

The Purple Wedding between Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) will happen in this episode. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) doesn’t seem too gung-ho about the wedding though. In what would perhaps be one of the most exciting moments of the episode, Joffrey orders his uncle Tyrion Lannister to kneel in front of him. Will he oblige? Damn, we are really looking forward to watching this episode.

BTW, just before the video ends, you’ll see a humongous shadow of one of Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) children. Do catch the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4, episode 2 ‘The Lion And The Rose’ preview below and some worthwhile moments from the clip on the pages that follow.

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Live Stream

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Manchester United will attempt to complete the impossible on Wednesday as they look to beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.

Given little chance before the first leg, the Red Devils put in a strong performance at Old Trafford and could have been forgiven for feeling slightly disappointed with their 1-1 draw.

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Despite conceding the lion's share of the possession in Manchester they had the better chances to score and an early Danny Welbeck goal, shown below, was disallowed.

Nemanja Vidic's second-half header was cancelled out by Bastian Schweinsteiger's strike, meaning Bayern are still favourites to go through to the semi-finals.

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The key question for David Moyes is whether he implements the same tactics in Germany as he did at Old Trafford.

A distinctly defensive performance paid dividends for United at home, with Bayern's back line seemingly vulnerable to the counter-attack, especially Welbeck's surprising turn of pace.

However, this approach does mean giving up a huge amount of possession. According to Squawka.com, Moyes' side had only 35 percent of the ball on Tuesday.

Gifting Pep Guardiola's side this much possession is dangerous, especially with the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in the side.

While the pair's delivery into the box was not particularly good in the first leg they will no doubt come good if they have as much possession again.

They will likely have a genuine striker to aim at this time in the shape of Mario Mandzukic, who should start on Wednesday and could make all the difference.

Moyes' starting XI will also be altered, not least by the loss of Marouane Fellaini, as reported by the Mirror's David McDonnell:

The Belgian had a torrid time of it last week, as these key stats from the game, via Squawka, show:

Many, including the Guardian's Owen Gibson, were hugely unimpressed with his performance and Moyes may now opt instead for Tom Cleverley in the centre of midfield.

Bayern may have wrapped up the Bundesliga title in record time with a 3-1 away win over Hertha Berlin two weeks ago, but they lost their undefeated record in the league last time out, as noted by the BBC's Natalie Pirks:

Since claiming the title they have not won a match and they will be without some significant players for Wednesday's clash.

Schweinsteiger is suspended thanks to his late sending off at Old Trafford, as is Spanish defensive midfielder Javi Martinez.

Meanwhile, Thiago Alcantara will likely be missing again as he recovers from a knee injury picked up in Bayern's 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim.

With these players missing in the centre of the park for Guardiola's side, United may be able to pick up some more possession and create more chances.

However, Bayern are still favourites to go through to the semi-finals. The vital away goal means that in all likelihood United will have to win to progress.

The Munich outfit have been strong at home in the Champions League this season, their only defeat coming against Manchester City in the group stages when Bayern had already confirmed their qualification to the knockout stages.

If they score first they will leave United with a mountain to climb. But they are under more pressure than many expected they would be when the draw was made.


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