Barcelona to the Copa del Rey final against Seville


Barcelona achieved a new remontada and reached the final match of the Spanish Cup in football by beating its guests Sevilla 3 – zero on Wednesday in the second leg of the semi-final round.

Barcelona compensated for a two-goal loss in the first leg by Frenchman Jules Conde and former Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic at the “Ramon Pisjuan Sanchez” stadium on the tenth of last February, where he scored two goals by Frenchman Osman Dembele (12) and defender Gerard Pique (90 + 4), imposing the referee. To two additional halves, during which he scored the qualifying goal by Dane Martin Braithwaite (94).

Argentine international Lucas Ocampos missed a golden opportunity for his Sevilla team to tie in normal time when he failed to translate a penalty kick in the 72nd minute.

The Catalan club booked its ticket to the final match scheduled for May 17 at the “La Cartuja” stadium in Seville, just three days after the police raided its headquarters and arrested its former president, and a week before its decisive summit in front of its host Paris Saint-Germain, where he needed a remontada. Another to compensate for his humiliating fall at home to Camp Nou 1-4 in the first leg of the Champions League final eighth round.

Barcelona is hoping to repeat its achievement against the Parisian team in 2017, when it changed its 4-0 defeat in the first leg of the same round in Paris to a 6-1 return victory at Camp Nou.

Barcelona started the match strongly, and opened the scoring early in the 12th minute with a wonderful shot by Dembele from outside the penalty area, with Polish goalkeeper Thomas Vaclik not moving her.

Argentine Lionel Messi almost added the second goal (30) when he exchanged the ball with Jordi Alba, but the defense was faster in dispersing it.

Barcelona continued their pressing attack in the second half, but his attempts did not result in a second goal.

Seville almost ended Barcelona’s qualification hopes in the 72nd minute, when he won a penalty kick that Ocampos flew to, and German international goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen blocked it.

Faraj came at a fatal time through Pique, who managed to shake the net in Seville when he headed a cross from Frenchman Antoine Griezmann (90 + 4), leading the match to two additional halves fought by 10 players in Seville after Brazilian midfielder Fernando Regis was dismissed for receiving the second warning.

Braithwaite, who entered the 89th minute instead of Pedri, scored the winning goal, taking advantage of Alba’s cross, which was followed by a header into the goal (94).

Sevilla received a second painful blow by expelling its Dutch international striker Luc de Jong in the 103rd minute.

It is Barcelona’s second successive victory over Sevilla after they beat them 2-0 on Saturday in the twenty-fifth stage of the league.


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