copa del rey semi final draw
Barcelona appointed their abode in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday as they formed Real Sociedad 5-2 at the Camp Nou, giving them a 6-2 accumulated victory.["877.85"]Athletic Club, Barça's rival in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals ... | copa del rey semi final draw
After acceptable the aboriginal leg 1-0 at the Anoeta Stadium aftermost week, they affronted on the appearance on home soil. Denis Suarez bagged a brace on the night, while Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Arda Turan additionally got on the scoresheet in an absorbing advancing performance.
The Blaugrana accompany Celta Vigo, who alone Real Madrid on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid and Alaves in the hat for what should be a alluring semi-final draw.
Here are the after-effects in abounding from the quarter-final ties, a epitomize of Barca's win over La Real and a admonition of how the added three abandon anchored their progression.
The draw for the semi-finals of the antagonism will booty abode on Friday, January 27.
After applique his aboriginal ambition for the club on Sunday in the 4-0 win over Eibar, Denis Suarez was on ambition afresh for the Blaugrana, bound adventurous any abbreviate hopes the visitors may accept had of ascent a comeback.["629.53"]Copa del Rey draw: Madrid, Barça and Atletico avoid each other ... | copa del rey semi final draw
The midfielder was on duke to ambit home afterwards some admirable coaction amid Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the 17th minute. Per OptaJose, the 23-year-old is adequate a accomplished spell in advanced of goal:
Following on from the aperture goal, the bout became a base affair, with a flurry of chicken cards issued by adjudicator Juan Martinez Munuera before the breach afterwards assorted flashpoints. Nevertheless, Barcelona remained in complete ascendancy of the tie.
They were in an alike bigger position 10 account into the additional aeon as Messi slotted home a amends afterwards Inigo Martinez felled Neymar in the box.
At this juncture, La Real autonomous to bandy attention to the wind, and aural seven account of Messi's goal, they had one of their own, with Juanmi axis home afterwards acceptable assignment from Martinez. However, aural seconds, Barcelona's two-goal advance on the night was restored.
Messi was afresh complex as he threaded a accurate canyon into the aisle of Luis Suarez, who fabricated no aberration with his finish. Per Ben Hayward of Goal, although the Uruguayan has looked a little blah this season, his numbers are still so impressive:
Sociedad weren't deterred, though, and they connected to account Barca problems at the back. Willian Jose was the abutting man on the scoresheet, breach a acute attack accomplished Jasper Cillessen to accomplish it 3-2.["629.53"]Copa del Rey semi-final draw: Celta-Alavés / Atlético-Barça - AS ... | copa del rey semi final draw
Unfortunately for the visitors, they were blank to anticipate Luis Enrique's ancillary from scything through them at the added end. First, Arda Turan fabricated it four for the hosts afore Denis Suarez affective his additional of the night to add added appearance to the scoreline.
The better blow of the final eight accepted to be Real Madrid, who were eventually alone by an accumulated account of 4-3 afterward two pulsating matches adjoin Celta Vigo.
After a memorable 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu, Celta clung on to draw 2-2 at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos in addition asthmatic game. The Galicians went advanced alert through a Danilo own ambition and Daniel Wass, although they were pulled aback alert by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vazquez.
But eventually Celta were able to see the claiming out, and accustomed the way in which Eduardo Berizzo's ancillary go afterwards their opponents, they will be a alarming anticipation in the semi-finals. Per Kieran Canning of Agence France-Presse, it seems they're activity all out for the cup, too:
Meanwhile, Madrid bang-up Zinedine Zidane has calmed any allocution of a accessible crisis; his ancillary accept absent three of their aftermost four, accepting afresh gone on a record-breaking 40-game best run.["993.28"]FC Barcelona draw Athletic Club Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter ... | copa del rey semi final draw
"I am not worried, nor angry," he said, per AFP Sport (h/t Sky Sports). "Lately we've [had] affairs that we haven't taken, that will change.”
Also through afterwards a 2-2 draw in the additional leg are Atletico Madrid, who won 5-2 on accumulated adjoin Eibar. With their appellation claiming wilting, this is a antagonism aloft which administrator Diego Simeone will be agreement renewed emphasis.
Atletico fabricated a few changes on Wednesday, and a ammo attack from Jose Gimenez acclimatized any fretfulness aboriginal on. The visitors did abatement 2-1 bottomward afterwards goals from Sergi Enrich and Pedro Leon, although a backward bang from Juanfran ensured they abhorred defeat.
The added aggregation to accomplish up the final four is Alaves, who battled to a 0-0 draw adjoin second-tier Alcorcon, accepting won the aboriginal leg 2-0. As acclaimed by the Spanish Football Podcast, their full-blooded in this antagonism doesn't absolutely assemblage up to the others involved:
Nonetheless, they accept been in accomplished anatomy back their acknowledgment to La Liga this season. Alaves sit in 12th spot, a continued way bright of assignment trouble, and accept accepted acutely adamantine to exhausted this season, with aloof six defeats in their 19 alliance games.
Evidently, they aren't abashed by the anticipation of adverse big names either. They accept already affective a draw adjoin Atletico at the Vicente Calderon and abundantly won 2-1 adjoin Barcelona at the Camp Nou in September.["626.62"]Copa del Rey 2013/2014 | copa del rey semi final draw
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