Copa del Rey, semi-finals, first leg

Minute by minute goalscorers:
Full time: Barcelona 2 - Mallorca 0
Min 73. Barcelona 2 - Mallorca 0 (Márquez)
Min 34. Barcelona 1 - Mallorca 0 (Henry)
Full time: Sevilla 2 - Athletic Bilbao 1
Min 92. Sevilla 2 - Athletic Bilbao 1 (Acosta)
Min 60. Sevilla 1 - Athletic Bilbao 1 (Duscher)
Min 42. Sevilla 0 - Athletic Bilbao 1 (Llorente)

Barcelona are close to a place in the Spanish cup final after a 2-0 victory over Mallorca in their first leg tie. Bojan and Iniesta both went close before Henry headed in Bojan's cross ten minutes before the break. Guardiola brought on Messi after the break, and he brought two good saves out of Lux soon after making his appearance. But it was Márquez who added the second, beating the keeper with a well struck free kick to give his side a clear advantage for the return match in a month's time. (05.02.09)

An injury time strike from Acosta gave Sevilla a narrow 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of their cup semi-final. Llorente headed the visitors in to the lead from a David López corner shortly before half time, but Duscher finished off a goal-mouth scramble to equalise on the hour mark. With a few minutes to go Kanouté fired a penalty kick against the post, and it seemed that a draw was on the cards until Acosta latched on to a loose ball to give his side a narrow edge going in to next month's second leg. (04.02.09)