Barcelona are into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey for the primary time for the reason that 2020/21 marketing campaign courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Actual Sociedad at Camp Nou.
Ousmane Dembele scored the one purpose of the sport early within the second half, with La Actual lowered to 10 gamers previous to the interval when Brais Mendez was despatched off – the midfielder’s excessive problem on Sergio Busquets was initially punished with a yellow card till a VAR intervention upgraded it to purple.
Barcelona had been in management from the early phases and created probabilities even earlier than the purple card. Robert Lewandowski even had the ball within the internet, solely to see an offside flag rule it out.
The sport might have gone fairly in a different way, although, had Takefusa Kubo’s strike within the thirtieth minute been couple of inches decrease.It was 0-0 on the time, nevertheless it struck the bar and the hazard was averted.
Dembele’s purpose was well-taken, fed by fellow countryman Jules Kounde down the appropriate flank, with the winger occurring to complete on the close to publish.
Barcelona did hit the bar within the second half, with Gavi hanging the woodwork. However, finally, La Actual may marvel how issues might have completed, with Alexander Sorloth lacking a wonderful likelihood from only some yards out, whereas Martin Zubimendi was denied by a final gasp save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
GK: Ter Stegen (7); RB: Kounde (8), CB: Araujo (7), CB: Christensen (7), LB: Balde (7); CM: Pedri (6), CM: Busquets (8), CM: De Jong (7); RW: Dembele (9), ST: Lewandowski (7), LW: Gavi (7)
Kessie (6), Raphinha (6), Fati (N/A), Alonso (N/A)
GK: Remiro (6); RB: Elustondo (6), CB: Zubeldia (6), CB: Le Normand (6), LB: Rico (6); CM: Mendez (4), CM: Zubimendi (7), CM: Marin (6); AM: Kubo (6); ST: Oyarzabal (5), ST: Sorloth (5)
Barrenetxea (6), Munoz (6), Navarro (6), Olasagasti (6), Fernandez (N/A)