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  • Barcelona 2-0 Valencia: Fabregas, Xavi great-finish

    Barcelona will fight with Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final, having managed to put down Valencia in the semifinals. Won 2-0 in the second leg, Barca get away with a 3-1 aggregate.

    After a 1-1 draw at Valencia headquarters at the first meeting, Barca goalkeeper El Che succeeded twice in the party's second leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday (08/02/2012) .

    Cesc Fabregas took Barca were leading 1-0 at minute 16. The abandonment, Valencia would have to play minus one player red-carded after Sofiane Feghouli.

    Superior number of players, Barca managed to increase his lead over Valencia Xavi goal nine minutes from time.

    With these results then Barca will face Bilbao, which previously escaped with a 8-3 aggregate over Mirandes, in the Copa del Rey final which takes place on 20 and 25 May next.

    The game

    Valencia tried to hit on 13 minutes. Mathieu Feghouli who pass the ball to kick off the long-distance and although not well targeted.

    Three minutes later, Barca reply and direct superior. Messi let the bait that we can pursue Fabregas. From a narrow angle, Fabgregas then send the ball past Diego Alves.

    Barca struck again on 19 minutes. But this time kicking the ball Cuenca direction is still widening.

    Barca attack took place eight minutes before halftime. In collaboration with Sanchez, Fabregas then managed to pass through opposing players to unleash a shot that forced a rescue slick Diego Alves.

    At minute 54, Cuenca telling off a feed through Rami and leads to Messi. He was immediately greeted with a shot first time, the opposing player and almost into the net.

    Five minutes later, Aduriz toss the ball came crashing through the Pinto. Barca goalkeeper is still safe because there Mascherano could block the ball at the near post.

    Valencia's goal Barca threatened again on 63 minutes. Errors in the last line of El Che re-occur and Messi got away. He directs his shot the ball into the near post, although Diego Alves again showed his toughness under the rule.

    Behind 0-1, Valencia had to play even one player from minus 76 minutes after Feghouli receiving a second yellow card for the infraction to Puyol.

    Superior number of players, Barca could eventually double the advantage over Valencia on 80 minutes. Messi moved the ball from the feet, Sanchez, Fabregas, Xavi and then on the right side of goalkeeper Diego Alves success through hard kick nan telling.

    Teams Line-up:

    Barcelona: Pinto, Puyol, Mascherano, Pique, Abidal, Thiago, Xavi, Cesc (Iniesta 90 '), Cuenca (Tello 89'), Alexis (Dani Alves 86 '), Messi

    Valencia: Diego Alves, Miguel, Rami, Victor Ruiz, Jordi Alba, Albelda (Parejo 85 '), Banega (Facundo Costa 69'), Feghouli, Mathieu, Jonas (Piatti 79 '), Aduriz.


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