Barcelona & Madrid warm up for 'classic' showdown

JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press Published:

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Set to clash next week in the Copa del Rey semifinals, Barcelona and Real Madrid must be careful not to be caught off guard come Sunday when they host relatively lightweight opponents in the Spanish league.

Barcelona has the added threat of complacency against struggling Osasuna with the league title race apparently in hand.

Madrid welcomes crosstown rival Getafe for a noon start without goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who broke his hand during Wednesday's cup game at Valencia.

Second-place Atletico Madrid will be hoping Barcelona is indeed looking ahead to their "clasico" when it visits Athletic Bilbao. Atletico is eight points behind the pacesetters.