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Pictures: Barca Celebrate Stunning Copa Comeback

FC Barcelona turned their season's fortunes around with an incredible comeback in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final against Sevilla on Wednesday night. Here is how Lionel Messi and his teammates celebrated the dramatic extra-time triumph!

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Barcelona's impressive 3-0 victory over Sevilla at the Camp Nou!

After losing the first leg 2-0 away at Sevilla, advancing to the final of the Copa del Rey was always going to be a tough ask, but Barca were up for the challenge on Wednesday night.

French winger Ousmane Dembele got the Catalan giants off to a great start with a thunderous effort from outside the box 12 minutes in, but it was not until the 94th minute that Ronald Koeman's men drew level on aggregate.

Then, minutes after Lucas Ocampos missed a penalty, Gerard Pique equalised against a 10-man Sevilla with an accurate header into the far corner from an Antoine Griezmann cross, forcing the game into extra-time.

Five minutes into the extra 30, striker Martin Braithwaite scored the all-important winner, but the rest of extra-time was filled with drama as three Sevilla players received yellow cards within three minutes, while Dutch striker Luuk de Jong was shown a red.

Despite Barcelona then playing against nine men, Sevilla threw everything they could at their LaLiga rivals, and even went close to winning a penalty-kick late on, but to no avail.

After the game, Koeman spoke of his delight at the cup comeback, saying he could not ask for more than what he saw from his players.

"We kept fighting through the exhaustion, it was incredible," he said, according to Sport.

"I am so satisfied with the team tonight. We deserved this win. I think we were better in both games.

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"We pressed high. The team is strong physically and mentally. We always believed (in the comeback). We've never chucked in the towel on the Copa. It's a question of mentality. As the coach, I can't ask more from my team than what I've seen tonight."

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