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Coutinho & Rakitic Send Barca To Copa Final

Copa Del Rey Report: Valencia v FC Barcelona 08 February 2018

By SL International - Feb 09, 2018 12:30 AM

Copa Del Rey 

Result: Valencia 0-2 FC Barcelona (Barca won 3-0 on aggregate)

Date: 08 February 2018

Venue: Mestalla

FC Barcelona secured their ticket to the Copa del Rey final after defeating Valencia 3-0 on aggregate in their semi-final tie.

The Catalan giants held a slender lead heading into the clash as Luis Suarez's solitary strike secured a 1-0 win at the Camp Nou in the first leg.

Valencia got off to a promising start as Rodrigo rattled the crossbar with a header from close range after 14 minutes.

The home side continued to threaten as the half went on and they went close in the 28th minute when Jasper Cillessen superbly turned way Simone Zaza's powerful strike.

Chances were hard to come by for the visitors but they carved out an opening on the stroke of half time when Ivan Rakitic picked out Luis Saurez, who failed to trouble Jaume Domenech from close range.

Five minutes into the second half, Barca broke the deadlock with Philippe Coutinho bagging his first for the club with a fine finish at the far post, 0-1.

Valencia responded with a couple changes, with Gancalo Guedes and Carlos Soler replacing Francis Coquelin and Rodrigo.

The changes proved ineffective for the home side as Barca looked more threatening as the second stanza continued.

That was the case with eight minutes remaining when Suarez skipped past two defenders before picking out Rakitic, who calmly slotted past Domench, 0-2.

That proved to be the final chance of the half as Barca ran out 2-0 winners on the night and 3-0 on aggregate.

Ernesto Valverde's charges will now face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final in a repeat of the 2016 final.

 


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Evergreenmessi Feb 09, 2018 09:46 PM
His finding his feet
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Faysal Feb 09, 2018 09:21 AM
Well done barca
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Nick#10 Feb 09, 2018 09:05 AM
Wola just a start I was waiting for that goal
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Feb 09, 2018 08:17 AM
Zebbies are the one who are commenting about plastic cups, they're talking from experience since naturena is full of plastics.
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 09, 2018 07:40 AM
OK welgedaan die Blaugrana i even guessed the right scoreline
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Master25 Feb 09, 2018 07:16 AM
Rubish
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wash & wear Feb 09, 2018 07:11 AM
Winning copa is like winning maize meal cup for madrid, zidane want the big fish by beating big teams in the final of uefa
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wash & wear Feb 09, 2018 07:09 AM
Oviaaas they'll win their plastic cup while big team n succesful team in the world madrid lift the big fish for the third time in a row
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wash & wear Feb 09, 2018 07:08 AM
Madrid are kings of europe not useless cups like copa
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wash & wear Feb 09, 2018 07:07 AM
Kings of plastic cups e.g copa what what
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Thagalekgwara Feb 09, 2018 05:56 AM
2 cups already in the bag..Trophyless season 4 Madrugs..kikkikiki ...naldo
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2 cups already in the bag..Trophyless season 4 Madrugs..kikkikiki ...naldo
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Thagalekgwara Feb 09, 2018 05:55 AM
2 cups already in the bag..Trophyless season 4 Madrugs..kikkikiki ...naldo
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Thagalekgwara Feb 09, 2018 05:55 AM
2 cups already in the bag..Trophyless season 4 Madrugs..kikkikiki ...naldo
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clemz7 Feb 09, 2018 05:52 AM
Viva Barca viva, you like it or hate it Barca is rocking
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Evergreenmessi Feb 09, 2018 05:15 AM
We own this league last season we should have taken it but neymer's mind on the other side of the team somewher I remember him geting unnecessary red card that kept him out of el classico
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dry season 4 penaldo .......
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Golden Boots Feb 09, 2018 02:01 AM
Damn! That Coutinho is off the mark in style!
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JOMMAK Feb 09, 2018 01:01 AM
Yerry Mina is going to turn out the bargain of the year...I could pick up immediately that that boy has got a touch of the football perfectly suited for FC Barcelona.
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Mr.Kubayi Feb 09, 2018 12:29 AM
This team is going places, I told many that, Rakitic is the best player this season behind the front 2

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