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Copa del Rey Final – Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona: Catalans win cup in style

A five star performance from Barcelona saw the Camp Nou side make it four Copa del Rey titles in a row with a 5-0 win over Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano. The La Liga leaders took less than quarter of an hour to open the scoring with a goal that was the definition of route one. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen set Philippe Coutinho free with a long punt up field with the Brazilian squaring to Luis Suarez to tap Barcelona into the lead. Sevilla had a good chance to equalise just…

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Valencia 0-2 Barcelona (Agg 0-3): Barca make it five finals in a row

Barcelona will play Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Copa del Rey final after their 2-0 win over Valencia at the Mestalla completed a 3-0 aggregate win in their semi final clash. Luis Suarez’s close range header in the second half in the first leg at the Camp Nou last week gave Barca a slender advantage to take to Valencia but Los Che were by no means out of the tie. The best chance of the first half fell the way of Valencia when Rodrigo saw his header come…

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Sevilla 2-0 Leganes (Agg 3-1): Montella’s men make it to Copa final

Sevilla made it to the final of the Copa del Rey as goals from Joaquin Correa and Franco Vazquez saw them defeat Leganes 2-0 to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory in the semi finals. Dimtris Siovas’ header in the first leg cancelled out Luis Muriel’s first half strike to set up the second leg perfectly at one goal apiece. Vincenzo Montella chose the same starting eleven as last week for the hosts with Leganes boss Asier Garitano making three changes from the first leg, Diego Rico, Ruben Perez and Javier…

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CDR Semi Final Review – Barcelona 1-0 Valencia

Luis Suarez’s second half header was enough to give Barcelona a first leg lead in what was far from a Copa classic. Barcelona had 79% possession in a first half where despite their dominance of the ball they were unable to trouble Jaume Domenech in the Valencia goal. The visitors themselves struggled to even get out of their own half but defended strongly. Andreas Pereira and Sergi Roberto both picked up bookings in the first half with many people believing both could have seen red. Pereira for persistent fouling was…

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CDR Semi Final Preview – Barcelona vs Valencia

The second of the two Copa del Rey semi finals first legs takes place at the Camp Nou on Thursday night with La Liga leaders hosting third placed Valencia. The two sides have had fantastic seasons so far with the Catalans still unbeaten in the league and in their league meeting earlier this season nothing could separate the two sides with goals from Rodrigo and Jordi Alba seeing the match finish 1-1 at the Mestalla. With the second leg taking place in Valencia, Los Che will be hopeful of taking…

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CDR Semi Final – Leganes 1-1 Sevilla

Leganes and Sevilla drew 1-1 in their Copa del Rey semi final first leg at the Butarque earlier this evening with everything still to play for at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan next Wednesday. The hosts lost 1-0 at home in their quarter final first leg but were able to win away at Real Madrid in the second leg to progress and will hope to do the same against Sevilla at the Pizjuan in the second leg. Sevilla will of course still be favourites to go through at home but have…

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CDR Semi Final Preview – Leganes vs Sevilla

The Copa del Rey has reached the semi final stage with the last four sides going head to head, fighting for a place in April’s final. This week sees the first legs with the return fixtures taking place exactly a week later. First up is Leganes vs Sevilla on Wednesday night at the Butarque with Barcelona hosting Valencia on Thursday. Wednesday’s game sees surprise semi finalists Leganes take part in their first ever last four game in the Copa del Rey, reaching that stage with a shock win over Real…

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Copa del Rey Semi Final draw

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…

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Barcelona complete semi final line up – Copa del Rey

Barcelona became the fourth and final team into the Copa del Rey semi finals with a 2-0 win over Catalan neighbours Espanyol to complete a comeback after the 1-0 first leg defeat. They took an early led, just nine minutes in in fact, when Luis Suarez got on the end of Aleix Vidal’s cross from the right to nod the ball into the net. Lionel Messi fought well to win the ball back on the right hand side of the box before working the space for a shot which deflected…

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Copa del Rey Preview – Thursday

Catalan rivals Barcelona and Espanyol go head to head at the Camp Nou on Thursday night aiming to join Sevilla, Valencia and Leganes in the Copa del Rey semi finals. Espanyol stunned their noisy neighbours with Oscar Melendo’s late goal at the RCDE Stadium last week giving them a 1-0 win and a slender advantage to take with them across the city as they aim to cause another upset in the quarter finals after the unexpected exits of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid earlier in the week. The two sides…

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