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Barcelona masterclass destroys Celta – Copa del Rey Round Up

Barcelona became the final team into Friday’s Copa del Rey quarter final draw as a first half blitz saw them beat Celta Vigo 5-0 at the Camp Nou. The tie was finely poised after last week’s 1-1 draw in Galicia and Celta were well in with a shout of getting through but within 15 minutes the tie was over. Jordi Alba’s bouncing ball across the edge of the box was fired home by Lionel Messi with the same duo linking up again two minutes later as Messi swept the full…

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Copa del Rey Preview – Thursday

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo is the pick of the ties on Thursday night as the Copa del Rey last 16 comes to an end. The two sides drew 1-1 in the first leg at Balaidos last week when Pione Sisto cancelled out Jose Arnaiz’s opener for Barca setting it up perfectly for the second leg at the Camp Nou. This will be the second time they have met in Catalonia this season after a 2-2 draw in the league. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde had this to say about the match. “Our…

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N’Zonzi returns as Montella enjoys debut victory

Steven N’Zonzi returned to action for Sevilla on Wednesday evening as Vincenzo Montella enjoyed his first win as boss against Cadiz in the Copa del Rey. N’Zonzi, who has been strongly linked with a winter exit after not featuring under former boss Eduardo Berizzo, returned to play a full 90 minutes for the Andalusian’s. Montella made his Sevilla managerial debut against a La Liga 123 side Cadiz who had knocked out Sevilla’s near rivals Real Betis in the last round with a 6-4 aggregate victory and knew this would be…

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Costa scores on return as Atléti secure first leg win – Copa del Rey Round Up

Diego Costa came off the bench on his return to Atlético Madrid to score their third goal in the 4-0 win at third tier Lleida Esportiu in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last 16. Costa and fellow new recruit Vitolo started on a strong Atléti bench,which also included Antoine Griezmann,and watched as a Diego Godin header and close range finish from Fernando Torres gave them a two goal half time lead. The trio came on in and around the hour mark with Costa taking just six minutes…

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Copa Del Rey Preview – Tuesday

We are into the business of the Copa Del Rey as the first four round of 16 match ups start tonight. Here is what you need to know for tonight’s ties. Atletico Madrid will be looking to avoid a shock as they face Segunda B side Lleida Esportiu. The Catalans shocked Real Sociedad in the last round, beating La Real 3-2 at the Anoeta. Simeone’s side, however, pose a much sterner test with the possible return of Diego Costa. The Spanish forward was signed during the summer, but, couldn’t be…

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La Liga 1|2|3 Round Up: Huesca defeat Lugo to move top

Huesca defeated third placed Lugo to move top of La Liga 1|2|3 on their own with goals from Gonzalo Melero, David Ferreiro and Alex Gallar securing a 3-0 win. This game was the game of the weekend on paper as the top two, before the matchday began, went head to head but in reality it was a comfortable afternoon for the league leaders. A clash of heads in the box saw the referee award a somewhat debatable penalty to the hosts with Melero finding the bottom corner with ease to put…

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Copa Del Rey draw throws up some interesting ties

The Copa del Rey draw was conducted earlier today in the RFEF headquarters in Madrid with Celta Vigo vs Barcelona the standout tie. The two sides met on Saturday in an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou and have now been drawn against each other in the last 16 of the cup. Barca defeated Real Murcia with Celta getting past Eibar in the last 32. Real Madrid will face Segunda side Numancia who shocked La Liga Malaga in the previous round winning 3-2 on aggregate. Los Blancos made many…

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Goals Galore in Seville as Cadiz Stun Betis – Copa Del Rey Round Up

Cadiz won an eight goal thriller at the Benito Villamarin as they dispatched of Real Betis by five goals to three. It took the Segunda side just three minutes to open the scoring and level the tie up on aggregate, David Barral finding the bottom corner. Betis were level just five minutes later though, Ryad Boudebouz’s deflected free kick deceiving the Cadiz goalkeeper. Daniel Romera soon had the Yellows back in front as he nodded home a well worked corner. Betis were not behind for long again however as Christian…

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Copa Del Rey Preview – Tuesday

The round of 32 comes to its conclusion tonight as the final ten teams fight it out for a place in the last 16, here’s what’s coming up. Alaves will host Getafe just 12 days after losing 4-1 to the Madrid side at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on league duty. However it’s the Basques who lead this tie going in to tonight’s second leg. A late header from Christian Santos gave the Babazorros a one goal advantage to take with them back to Vitoria and they will be hopeful of…

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Big wins for Barcelona and Sevilla as Malaga falter again – Copa del Rey Round Up

Barcelona began the defence of their title with a confident performance and 3-0 win away to Real Murcia. Ernesto Valverde made many changes as expected but it was still a strong side he named. However it took them until the last minute of the first half to open the scoring. Gerard Deulofeu picking out Paco Alcacer who directed his header into the back of the net. Two goals in five minutes then made for a more comfortable ending as Deulofeu slid the ball into the far corner of the net…

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