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Copa del Rey Semifinal: Celta Vigo 0-0 Alaves

Celta Vigo couldn’t manage more than a scoreless home draw against determined Alaves in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal on Thursday. The winner of next Wednesday’s return game will face two-time defending champion Barcelona or Atletico Madrid. Barcelona won 2-1 in Madrid on Wednesday. It was a lacklustre game in Vigo, [...]

Luis Suarez scored the best goal of his Barcelona career so far and Lionel Messi added a brilliant second but Atletico Madrid fought back to keep the Copa del Rey semi-final alive into next week’s second leg. Barcelona are favourites to reach the final and Suarez’s first will live long in the memory but once [...]

Barca Reach Copa del Rey Semi Finals In Style

What crisis at the Camp Nou? Barcelona are still on track for another domestic double as they are only two points behind Real Madrid in La Liga and on Thursday they booked their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals thanks to two goals from Denis Suarez. The usual suspects did the rest. Leo Messi [...]

Real Madrid Out Of Copa del Rey

Real Madrid’s miserable start to 2017 has continued as they crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night as calamity full back Danilo put through his own goal for the second time this month despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s best efforts with a second-half free-kick. After setting a new 40 match unbeaten run, the wheels [...]

Former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas scored one and made one as Celta Vigo Stunned Real Madrid 2-1 in their first-leg Spanish Cup quarter-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabéu Zinedine Zidane’s team had gone 40 games without losing, but they have now lost twice in less than a week and now face a huge trip [...]

Zidane: We Deserved To Advance In Copa del Rey

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admitted his side had rode their luck at times in Thursday’s Copa del Rey last-16 second leg 3-3 draw at Sevilla, but added that over the two legs they deserved to go through 6-3 on aggregate. Sevilla started 3-0 down from last week’s Bernabeu first leg, but their fast start [...]

With two goals in the first half and two red cards in the second, Athletic Bilbao earned a tight victory over Barcelona in a brutal Copa del Rey last-16 clash. Aritz Aduriz and Inaki Williams scored twice in the space of three minutes to stun the visitors, but Lionel Messi’s bludgeoned free kick helped Barcelona [...]

Copa del Rey: Las Palmas 0-2 Atletico Madrid

After hitting out at speculation over his future and insisting he is happy at Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann scored to help his side to an away victory over Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey. Griezmann and Koke scored a goal in each half as Atletico defeated Las Palmas 2-0 in a first-leg match in [...]

Copa Del Rey: Valencia Thump Granada 4-0

Gary Neville secured his first win over a top-flight team as Valencia boss on Wednesday as Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick in the first leg of the round of 16 in the Copa del Rey. Negredo put Valencia on their way against visiting Granada with a goal in the seventh minute, and he converted two [...]

Barca Beat Espanyol In Fiery Copa del Rey Tie

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant free-kick as Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-1 in a bad-tempered Catalan derby, which saw the visitors end the match with just nine men. Hernan Perez and Papakouli Diop were sent off in the second half, the latter for arguing with Luis Suarez, as a second from Messi and strikes from Gerard [...]