Copa del Rey

Semi finals, second leg

Barcelona 1 - Atlético Madrid 1

Barcelona: Cillessen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic (Iniesta 72’), André Gomes, Denis Suárez (Mascherano 62’); Messi, Luis Suárez, Arda Turan (Busquets 70’). 4-3-3.
Atlético: Moyà; Juanfran, Savic, Godín (Lucas Hernández 49’), Filipe Luis; Carrasco, Saúl Ñíguez, Koke, Gaitán (Correa 48’); Griezmann, Fernando Torres (Gameiro 61’). 4-4-2.

1-0. 43. Luis Suárez. Steered ball back in to net after Moyà saved Messi shot.
1-1. 83. Gameiro. Turned shot past Cillessen after Griezmann passed across.

Yellow cards: Sergi Roberto 19’, 57’, Carrasco 36’, 69’, Rakitic 66’, Cillessen 76’, Savic 77’, Luis Suárez 87’, 90’, Filipe Luis 94’, Busquets 95’ / red cards: Sergi Roberto 57’, Carrasco 69’, Luis Suárez 90’.

Barcelona are in to their fourth Spanish cup final in a row after a 3-2 aggregate win against Atlético Madrid! It was a tense match though with red cards for Sergi Roberto, Carrasco and Luis Suárez, the two Barça players therefore banned for the final. After the 1-2 defeat in the first leg, Simeone’s side needed to score, and only a couple of good saves by Cillessen prevented Carrasco and Savic from finding the net early on. Messi brought a good stop out of Moyà though later on in the first half, and with half time approaching the visiting keeper could only push out another shot from Messi, and Luis Suárez was on hand to poke in the rebound. Simeone lost Gaitán and Godín to injuries soon after the restart, and a few minutes later Griezmann got the ball in the net only to be pulled up for a non-existent offside. Messi rattled the bar with a long free kick, but with ten minutes to Gameiro had a chance to make it all square on the night when he was brought down by Piqué in the area. The French striker fired the spot kick over the bar however, and although he did score after Griezmann set him up three minutes later, the Catalans held on with nine men to make it through.