Barcelona’s quest for a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey title saw the LaLiga leaders overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to knock out Sevilla. Zenox Sports brings you the match highlight.
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Philippe Coutinho scored twice as Barcelona produced a brilliant comeback in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Sevilla, a thumping 6-1 win sealing a last-four place.
Sevilla, beaten in the final by Barca in two of the past three years, deservedly won the first leg at home 2-0 when Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest captain Lionel Messi backfired badly.
Messi was back in the team for Wednesday’s return at Camp Nou and he inspired a dramatic comeback that saw Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto add to Coutinho’s well-taken brace before Luis Suarez and the Barca captain himself compounded Sevilla’s misery.
Before Messi and Suarez made sure of Barca’s progression, Guilherme Arana – after a VAR review for a penalty at the other end – had set up a grandstand finish, while Ever Banega having a first-half penalty saved by Jasper Cillessen proved a key moment in the second leg.
Barcelona have won the Copa del Rey in each of the last four seasons and the LaLiga leaders are on track to make it five in a row after a stunning performance.
Barcelona XI: L. Messi, L. Suárez, Piqué, I. Rakitić, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, S.Roberto, Jasper Cillessen, Lenglet, Arthur
Subs: Prince, T. Vermaelen, Vidal, M. ter Stegen, Semedo, Carles Aleñá, Malcom
Sevilla XI: S. Kjær, É. Banega, Carriço, Sarabia, S.Gómez, Amadou, Q. Promes, Mesa, André Silva, Juan Soriano, Guilherme Arana
Subs: G. Mercado, T. Vaclík, F.Vázquez, Ben Yedder, Rog, Javi Vázquez, Bryan Gil