Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-final
Barcelona beat Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-final. Barcelona bounced back from back-to-back defeats to beat Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg.
An Eder Militao own goal separated the sides at the Bernabeu despite the hosts having more possession and chances.
It is a welcome result for Barca after they lost to Manchester United in the Europa League and Almeria in La Liga.
Xavi’s side defended deep after taking the lead and their discipline earned a narrow advantage to take into the second leg at the Nou Camp on April 5. It’s advantage Barcelona as they go into the home second leg on 5 April with a goal lead.
Barca will be in the 2023 Copa del Rey final if they don’t lose at home in just over a month’s time. Real Madrid go the whole game without a single shot on target. At home.
It’s a stunning defensive display from Barca after they had taken the lead in the first half from an own goal from either Eder Militao or Nacho. It’s been given to Militao, but Nacho got the final touch.