Copa del Rey

(6) AGG (2)
  • Denis Suárez 17’
  • L. Suárez 63’
  • A. Turan 80’
  • Denis Suárez 82’
  • 62’ Juanmi
  • 73’ Willian José
1 Half Time 0
Copa del Rey
Camp Nou
Attendance 58,560


    • KICK OFF
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      Barca cruise into the Copa del Rey semi-finals thanks to an emphatic 5-2 (6-2 agg) defeat of Real Sociedad. They looked to give it a good go for much of the match and were in it as a contest, but Barca - or perhaps more specifically, Messi - blew them away towards the end. They will take some stoppi
    • 90'
    • 90'
      La Real somehow avoid conceding a penalty as Messi is seemingly quite blatantly pulled back by Navas in the area, but it won't matter.
    • 0'
      That's poor from Umtiti, as the Frenchman receives a pass out on the left and then plays a slack ball back towards Cillessen and it goes straight out for a corner.
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      That match at the Anoeta last week was ultimately decided by a Neymar penalty after he had been fouled by Aritz Elustondo. They will come face-to-face again today, and the right-back will want to put in a more commanding display this time around. And going forward Sacristan will be demanding more wo
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      Eusebio Sacristan has picked the same XI which narrowly lost 1-0 at home to Barca last week, with Carlos Vela, Willian Jose and Mikel Oyarzabal again picked to spearhead a three-pronged attack. In the first leg all three were ineffective; they will need to be much better if La Real are to have any c
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      In attack, though, Luis Enrique unsurprisingly shows little desire to rotate, with Lionel Messi and Neymar flanking Luis Suarez - all three of whom scored in Sunday's 4-0 defeat of Eibar. The Argentinian was the one running the show that day, though, and few would bet against him taking charge once
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      There are certainly some fairly unfamiliar aspects to Luis Enrique's starting XI today. While Jasper Cillessen is a regular in goal in the cup, Umtiti is the one to partner Gerard Pique at the heart of the defence, with Javier Mascherano moving into midfield, a role he hasn't occupied much at all in
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      TEAM NEWS: La Real subs: Tono Ramirez, Gonzalez, Rodrigues, Granero, Odriozola, Juanmi, Canales.
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      TEAM NEWS: Real Sociedad starting XI (4-3-3): Rulli; Elustondo, Navas, Martinez, Yuri; Prieto, Illarra, Zurutuza; Vela, Willian Jose, Oyarzabal.
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      TEAM NEWS: Barca subs: Masip, Vidal, Mathieu, Digne, Turan, Rakitic, Alcacer.
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      TEAM NEWS: Barcelona starting XI (4-3-3): Cillessen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Denis Suarez, Mascherano, Gomes; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
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      First of all, let's introduce the teams...
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      Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg between Barcelona and Real Sociedad. I will be describing the action for you today, as Barca look to make the most of their away win and progress to the last four with a positive result in Camp Nou.
    • 1'
      Off we go in Barca! The hosts get us started.
    • 3'
      Well that didn't take long! La Real commit their first foul on Messi, as he skips past Illarra with a lovely first touch only to be held back by the ex-Real Madrid man.
    • 5'
      Neymar's first chance to run at Elustondo comes about, but he ends up getting a bit muddled up with his feet and the right-back pounces. He'll hope for a few more touches like that from the Brazilian today.
    • 7'
      La Real will be pretty content with how the first few minutes of gone and an opportunity almost presents itself, as Zurutuza plays a clever through-ball behind the Barca defence. Unfortunately for the visitors, Prieto is the only man chasing and his distinct lack of pace is obvious, as Umtiti sweeps
    • 9'
      Excellent defending from Zurutuza. Barca link up nicely on the right flank after a Yuri pass went wayward and Messi tries to dart in from the right, but he is fairly sent tumbling by La Real's battling midfielder.
    • 11'
      The visitors are doing a good job of putting Barca under a bit of pressure at the back, but their final pass has so far been wanting.
    • 13'
      Lovely from Neymar, as he glides past Elustondo after a fine through-pass from Denis, but then his cross into the danger zone towards Messi is easily cut out by Rulli.
    • 15'
      Good feet from Denis, as he receives a pass and cleverly evades Yuri with his first touch, winning a free-kick from the left-back in the process.
    • 17'
      G Denis Suárez Assist L. Suárez
    • 17'
      The move for the goal in general was brilliant, but Luis Suarez's flick into Denis' path was sublime and perfectly weighted. Wonderful all round.
    • 17'
      GOAL!!! BARCA ARE AHEAD! Prieto is robbed in midfield and the hosts race forward quickly, producing a brilliant flowing move, which Denis Suarez slots home with aplomb from 16 yards. Liquid football.
    • 19'
      Not far off an equaliser! Vela delivers a lovely corner delivery from the right and Navas meets it with a header, but his effort goes comfortably wide. He should have done much better with that.
    • 21'
      La Real just can't get the ball to stick in the final third. Both Vela and Oyarzabal have hardly had a touch, while Willian Jose can't do a great deal without service.
    • 22'
      More sensational football from Barca, as Messi delicately dinks the ball over the visitors' defence for Luis Suarez and he supplies an outrageous finish over Rulli, but the flag is up. That would have been some goal had it counted.
    • 24'
      A rare spell of pressure for the visitors, as they keep Barca penned into their own area. They struggle to clear and Zurutuza manages to stab the ball towards Willian Jose. It hits Roberto and sits up for the Brazilian, who produces an acrobatic effort which goes over. A decent effort.
    • 26'
      Roberto seemed to receive a boot to the face from Pique during that situation and is receiving medical attention. He should be able to continue, though.
    • 28'
      Good play by La Real, as Vela puts Alba under pressure right after a pass out from Cillessen, steals the ball and wins a free-kick.
    • 29'
      Illarra's resulting free-kick delivery is poor, though, as it fails to even beat the first man. A real waste there.
    • 31'
      Another good La Real opportunity goes to waste, as Prieto gets up the right flank and cuts a decent ball in towards the edge of the area for Willian Jose, but his touch fails him and Umtiti pounces.
    • 33'
      Barca are just looking to take the sting out of La Real's recent resurgence, passing the ball around in midfield and just calming the tempo a little.
    • 35'
      Good play by Willian Jose this time. He receives a throw-in in the penalty area with his back to goal. Although he has Umtiti right on his back, he manages to edge his way to the goal-line, spin and deliver into the danger zone, but Cillessen gobbles it up at the near post.
    • 37'
      More pressure from the visitors, as Vela gets into the right side of the box and twists and turns in an attempt to shake off Alba. He succeeds, but his resulting pass for Prieto is careless and goes straight to Barca.
    • 39'
      Crucial block! Neymar does brilliantly, as he darts in from the left and finds Suarez in the right side of the area, but Martinez gets in the way of the following pass in towards the goalmouth.
    • 40'
      Vela can consider himself a little lucky to still be on the pitch after that. The tackle was poor and his raised his hand to Neymar's face.
    • 40'
      It's all getting a bit feisty out there! Neymar is clattered by Vela, and the Brazilian reacts, squaring up to the culprit. The Mexican stands up to him and then pushes him in the face with his hand. The yellow card is brandished for both.
    • 41'
      Alba also picked up a yellow card during that little exchange for getting involved.
    • 43'
      A fourth yellow card in quick succession, with Yuri the one in trouble this time, as he pushes Denis to the ground in retaliation for an apparent foul in a little tussle out wide.
    • 45'
      There will be a minute added on.
    • 46'
      SI Aleix Vidal SO L. Suárez
    • 46'
      Off we go for the second half, with one change made at the break. Aleix Vidal is on for Sergi Roberto, who of course took a blow to the face in the first half.
    • 47'
      The referee brings things to a pause in Camp Nou, with Barca 1-0 up on the day and 2-0 ahead on aggregate - they look destined to be in the Copa del Rey semi-finals at this rate. Things threatening to get a little heated towards the end of the first half - Barca just need to make sure they play this
    • 48'
      Vela whips in the resulting corner and Elustondo meets it with a decent header, but his effort goes comfortably over. Alba takes a knock to the head in the process and looks a bit dazed.
    • 49'
      Alba is back on and he chases down a wayward cross and shepherds it out play, all seemingly without hindrance. We'll see if he can continue for the rest of the game.
    • 51'
      Yuri is furious here. Suarez caught the left-back with a nasty throw of the elbow into his chest and appeared to get away with it at first, but it seems the referee's assistant saw it and the yellow card is brought out.
    • 52'
      Good play by Oyarzabal, as the youngest comes in from the left and shimmies a little before gettng his foot stepped on by Pique. Free-kick to La Real about 30 yards from goal.
    • 53'
      WHAT A MISS! Lovely football from the away side, as they carve through Barca and Vela is played into the box by Prieto. He is tackled when he should have pulled the trigger, but it falls nicely for Willian Jose. He inexplicably smashes straight at Cillessen, though.
    • 53'
      Vela's free-kick delivery isn't great, though, and Barca clear their lines pretty easily.
    • 54'
      PENALTY! Barca catch La Real with a brilliant counter, as Neymar charges clear down the left flank. He bursts into the area after getting away from Martinez, and the defender produces a horribly-timed tackle in the area to haul him down.
    • 55'
      GOAL!!! THAT SURELY SETTLES IT! Messi sends the penalty kick into the bottom-right corner, just about beating Rulli.
    • 57'
      SI Canales SO L. Suárez
    • 57'
      SI Juanmi SO L. Suárez
    • 57'
      Xabi Prieto's time is also up. The captain is replaced by Sergio Canales.
    • 57'
      And Vela's last involvement was that poor decision in the Barca area, as he is replaced by Juanmi.
    • 59'
      Almost a good chance for La Real, as Willian Jose crosses from deep on the left and his delivery is just a little ahead of Oyarzabal.
    • 61'
      Neymar is certainly receiving some pretty rough treatment out there today. This time he is sandwiched by Juanmi and Zurutuza, winning a free-kick in the Real half.
    • 62'
      G Juanmi Assist L. Suárez
    • 62'
      A brilliant, stabbed pass over the Barca defence from Martinez - but Juanmi's finish is the real highlight.
    • 62'
      GOAL!!! A LIFELINE FOR LA REAL! Inigo Martinez goes some way to atoning for the penalty with a delightful pass over the Barca defence for Juanmi, and the on-loan Southampton man lifts the ball over Cillessen in style.
    • 63'
      G L. Suárez Assist L. Suárez
    • 63'
      Messi does remarkably to fight off Illarra, spot Suarez's run and actually pick him out. Very good all round.
    • 63'
      GOAL!!! BARCA WITH THE SUCKER-PUNCH! Messi tussles with Illarra in midfield and slips a lovely through-pass into the area for Suarez, who coolly slots it under Rulli with the outside of his right foot.
    • 65'
      Another great bit of play from Barca - this time Vidal whips in a fine cross from the right, but Messi doesn't anticipate Rulli missing it and the visitors escape.
    • 66'
      SI I. Rakitić SO L. Suárez
    • 66'
      Second Barca switch now - Rakitic comes on for Mascherano.
    • 68'
      The atmosphere has certainly calmed a little since that third Barca goal. It took the sting out of La Real's fightback and they are coasting again.
    • 70'
      Excellent play by Suarez, as he prods a ball through up the right flank for Messi. He tries to return possession to the Uruguayan on the edge of the box, but Zurutuza cuts it out.
    • 72'
      La Real win themselves a corner thanks to Juanmi causes problems again and forcing Pique into an important tackle, but the set-piece is easily dealt with by the hosts.
    • 73'
      G Willian José Assist L. Suárez
    • 73'
      Assist Aritz Elustondo Irribaria
    • 73'
      GOAL!!! LA REAL HAVE ANOTHER! Elustondo delivers a wonderful cross from the right and Willian Jose meets it with a towering header which leaves Cillessen helpless.
    • 75'
      SI A. Turan SO L. Suárez
    • 75'
      Neymar's day comes to an end as he is replaced by Arda Turan in attack.
    • 76'
      SI Álvaro Odriozola SO L. Suárez
    • 76'
      One youngster off and another on, as Alvaro Odriozola replaces Elustondo.
    • 78'
      Sensational tackle from Navas, as he goes flying through Alba in emphatic fashion on the edge of the box, sending the left-back flying. He then halts Neymar straight after.
    • 80'
      G A. Turan Assist L. Suárez
    • 80'
      A lovely pass across the face of goal by Vidal, who finds his man and leaves him with an easy finish.
    • 80'
      GOAL!!! BARCA GET ANOTHER! The hosts work the ball really well across the edge of the box, before Messi feeds Vidal into the right side of the area. He plays a teasing ball right across the face of goal and Turan taps in.
    • 82'
      G Denis Suárez Assist L. Suárez
    • 82'
      The vision, the pass. Wonderful from Messi, has he leaves the defence looking hapless yet again.
    • 82'
      GOAL!!!! THEY HAVE A FIFTH! More brilliant football from Barca. Messi is at the heart of it yet again, as he slices the defence open with a fine pass and Denis latches on to it, rounding Rulli and coolly slotting home from a tight angle.
    • 84'
      Well, Real Sociedad have been on the end of a bit of a hiding in the end, but they are still looking for extra goals, pushing plenty of men forward.
    • 86'
      Things are starting to peter out a little now, as you might expect with Barca clearly home and dry here.
    • 88'
      Barca are starting to get frustrated with La Real's aggressive defending against Messi and Suarez. The referee ignores the protests, though.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes added on.

    Line Up

    Jordi Alba
    Mikel Oyarzabal


    Sergi Roberto
    Aritz Elustondo


    Ronald Koeman
    Imanol Alguacil



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 0 0
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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