Barcelona survive Copa del Rey scare
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Barcelona survive Copa del Rey scare

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To reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals at Granada’s expense, Barcelona survived a big scare.

Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Jordi Alba’s extra-time goals secured a dramatic win for Barca, who had trailed 2-0 until the 88th minute.

After Kenedy and Roberto Soldado had scored for Granada, late goals from Griezmann and Alba forced extra time.

Barcelona survive Copa del Rey scare

Fede Vico in extra time narrowly rendered it 3-3 from the penalty spot.

Visitors reported 36 attempts at the objective of Granada, 20 of which were on goal.

In the semi-finals, Ronald Koeman’s side will join Seville and Levante, with Real Betis playing Athletic Bilbao in Thursday’s final last-eight game.

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Between 2014 and 2019, Barcelona reached six straight Copa del Rey finals – winning four of those – but was beaten by Bilbao last season in the quarter-final stage.

Riches Sly
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