Barcelona qualified for the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad. Osasuna also advanced to the next round after beating Sevilla 2-1 after extra time.
Ousmane Dembélé (52) scored Barca’s quarter-final victory in the singles match knockout tournament.
After the match, Barça coach Xavi Hernández said: “We dominated and played good football. In January we are where we wanted to be: top of the league, cup semi-finals and Super Cup. Emotions. is very positive,” he said.
Barcelona dominated the match, marked by the expulsion of Brais Mendes for a hard challenge against Sergio Busquets (40), while Real Sociedad left with 10 throughout the second half.
“With one man less, the team had a chance of a draw,” said Real coach Immanor Alguacil.
The Basque team, who were trying to challenge Barça for control of the ball, struggled under Barça’s pressure.
In the first 45 minutes, the San Sebastian team could only jeopardize a goal defended by Ter Stegen with Take Kubo (30)’s shot over the crossbar.
Barca dominated the youngsters Pedri and Gabi, while Dembele on the right was a veritable nightmare for the Basque defense.
The Frenchman was able to lead his team in shots just off the edge (17).
The Barça team had the upper hand, but failed to finish 10th in the Real area.
At the edge of the break, a hard tackle by Busquets’ Bryce Mendes led to his ejection after the referee checked the action in the VAR.
La Real, who never gave up searching for the ball in the first half, were quickly behind the scoreboard after withdrawing in the second bet on a comeback.
Dembélé’s run ended with a nearly angle French shot to make it 1-0 (52).
Due to their advantage on the scoreboard, Barcelona seemed a little more relaxed against the Real Sociedad team.
“With one less player, Real fell far behind and cost more,” Araujo told Movistar+ after the game.
Sollos tied, but Kubo’s goalmouth shot from a pass was high (60).
Barcelona responded with a shot from Gabi to the crossbar (68), but a poor delivery from Ter Stegen to Busquets ended in a close-range shot from Robert Navarro, making it 1-1 to Barça’s goalkeeper. stopped (88).
‘Chimmy’ Avila leads Osasuna
San Sebastian players with nothing to lose stepped forward in the final minutes but were unable to reverse the score.
In the other match of the day, Osasuna beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time to secure another ticket to the semi-finals.
The score was tied in the first half, but the game turned around in the second half.
After the break, Argentina’s Ezequiel Avila ‘Chimy’ crossed into the turn to give Osasuna the lead (71).
The scoreboard advantage put Osasuna behind, Sevilla laying siege and Morocco’s Youssef Ennesiri went into extra time with a goal just two minutes from the end of the game (90 + 4).
In extra time, Morocco’s Abde, who was also on loan to Osasuna from Barça, stood in the Sevilla area, cut back and scored to take the Navarre team to the cup semi-finals (99).