Copa del Rey Semi Final draw

Copa del Rey Semi Final draw

January 26, 2018 Off By Campbell Finlayson

The draw for the Copa del Rey semi finals was made earlier this afternoon and sees two ties that are sure to be fantastic spectacles.

La Liga leaders Barcelona will face third placed Valencia in what is, on paper, the best of the two ties whilst Leganes, who beat Real Madrid, will take on Sevilla.

Both ties will be played over two legs on the 31st of January & 1st of February  and the 7th and 8th of February with Barcelona and Leganes playing at home first.

Barcelona sealed their last four spot on Thursday night with a 2-0 win over Espanyol which saw them complete a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Trailing by that solitary goal from Oscar Melendo at the RCDE Stadium, first half goals at the Camp Nou from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were enough to see the Blaugrana through.

Semi final opponents Valencia sneaked past Alaves on penalties after their 2-1 win at home in the first leg was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the Mendizorrotza.

Fortunately for Los Che, Alaves forward Ruben Sobrino blasted his spot kick in the shootout over the bar to send Valencia to the last four.

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Leganes caused the biggest upset in the quarter finals as they became the first team ever to knock Real Madrid out of the cup despite losing the first leg at home. It will also be the first tie in their history that they have reached the Copa del Rey semi finals.

Marco Asensio’s goal at the Butarque gave Real a massive advantage with the second leg to be played at the Bernabeu but goals from Javier Eraso and Gabriel Pires saw them win 2-1 away from home and knock out Los Blancos on away goals.

Sevilla also knocked out a Madrid side, defeating Atletico. They came from behind to win 2-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano and then followed that up with a 3-1 win at home to crush Los Colchoneros 5-2 on aggregate.

 

Copa del Rey Full Draw:

Barcelona vs Valencia

Leganes vs Sevilla