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Real Madrid vs Barcelona Highlights, Copa del Rey semifinal: Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0; 4-1 on aggregate

Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights: Real Madrid have an away goal advantage going into the second leg of the Copa Del Rey Semi-final.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: February 28, 2019 8:39:53 am
Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights: Lionel Messi will be looking to add to his tally of 26 goals vs Real Madrid. (Reuters)

Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights: With three second-half goals, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday to reach the Copa del Rey final for the sixth straight time.

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona advanced 4-1 on aggregate after being held to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou three weeks ago. The Catalan club also benefited from an own goal by Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights:

Highlights

    03:26 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    FULL TIME!

    It ends 3-0 in Barca's favour, they are through to the final with a 4-1 aggregate score.  Barcelona will be trying to win an unprecedented fifth straight Copa title in the May 25 final in Seville. Real Madrid, meanwhile, haven't managed to reach the final since winning the title in 2014. 

    03:23 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    84 mins

    Nothing much left in the game now. Real were brilliant for much of this game but those two goals has knocked the wind out of their sails. 

    03:18 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    82 mins

    While Semedo gets a yellow card, the brilliant Vinicius is replaced by Marco Asensio. Bale later takes a shot that sails hopelessly away from the target. 

    03:15 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    77 mins

    Subsitutions: Bale on Vazquez, Coutinho in for Dembele, Suarez has been replaced by Arturo Vidal. 

    03:10 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    GOAL! Suarez from the penalty spot, 72 mins

    Casemiro steps on Suarez inside the box and it a clear cut penalty. The Uruguayan steps up, panenkas Ter Stegen and that's the match, thank you very much. 

    03:09 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    GOAL! 69 mins

    An own goal from Varane makes it 2-0 in Barca's favour. Dembele's cross that Suarez was trying to get to, Varane gets to it first and that should be the end of the game. 

    03:02 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    68 mins

    Carvajal with a shot that Ter Stegen grasps and keeps it away from Benzema who was waiting for the spillover. 

    02:58 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    63 mins

    Incredible skill there from Vinicius jr and he sends the ball in, Reguilon with the header but Ter Stegen dives to make a sensational save!. 

    02:55 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    55 mins

    Vazquez booked for sliding into Lenglet. First yellow card of the game. Moments later, Ramos trips Rakitic but referee gives no foul. Replays show that Rakitic may have been trying to milk a little too much out of the situation. 

    02:44 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    GOAL! 50 mins

    Luis Suarez breaks the deadlock! Abla with a pass forward to Dembele on the left who cuts the ball in for Suarez. The Uruguayan is under pressure from Ramos but he manages to get ot it and score anyway. 

    02:38 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    Second half kicks off

    All right then, Real get us going for the second half. They have looked sharper than they ever have in the recent past and as things stand, they go through to the final. They do deserve to do so, judging by what we have seen so far. 

    02:25 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    HALF TIME!

    A match that was played on x2 speed and in the end, there are no goals. One of those rare moments where you get to say, who needs goals if the game is going like this. In this case though, Barca needs them. 

    02:23 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    42 mins

    Rakitic clatters int Vazquez and the latter is down. He needs medical attention and although the referee intially said play on. He stops the game eventually. 

    02:22 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    39 mins

    Vazquez squares to Ramos (wonder what he is doing up there), who dummies it for Vinicius to take a touch and fire at goal. Semedo blocks the shot. 

    02:14 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    37 mins

    Regulon squares to ball to Vinicius who swivels and is clear on goal! But his shot is a foot over the bar. Sensational stuff from Real. 

    02:13 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    30 mins

    Rakitic curls the ball to the back post and where Roberto tries to head it in. He needs to stand on a chair to get to that but Rakitic puts a weighted pass in a second time and this is centimetres away from Roberto's outstretched foot. 

    02:05 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    25 mins

    Vinicius causes all sort of problems with some quick feet and sets off Benzema. He squres it back to Vinicius and Alba tries to clear it but not too succesfully. Vinicius comes back and takes a shot at Ter Stegen who saves it. 

    01:52 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    18 mins

    Alba with an absolutely beautiful long ball to Messi on the left after a Barca corner is cleared. Messi pings it into the area but the ball lands on empty ground and is cleared by Casemiro. 

    01:48 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    11 mins

    Busquets with a lovely pass to Messi who races away and passes to Dembele on the left. He darts forward himself down the left and lifts a cross for Suarez who volleys. It was going to Sergi Roberto but Varane comes in the way.

    01:42 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    5 mins

    Barca got the match going who passed it to Rakitic. Rakitic gets it to Dembele who is absolutely smashed to bits by Casemiro. Free kick comes to nothing. 

    01:34 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    The teams walk out

    And the gigantic Bernabeu is absolutely bouncing which makes you wonder (in Chandler Bing's voice) "Could it be any bigger than this?"

    01:27 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    The teams

    Coutinho is on the bench, a confirmation that his Barca career still remains stuttering. Gareth Bale is on the Real bench wondering how he can pass time considering he can only converse with his  team mates in sign language. 

    01:21 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    Stat attack

    Barça & Real Madrid are level on 10 Copa clásico wins each

    *Messi is the clásico's top scorer w/ 26 (in 39 games), but has never scored v Madrid in Copa

    *Valverde will celebrate 100 games in charge - 67W, 23D, 9L, 238 goals

    00:55 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    TEAMS!

    Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto. Subs: Cillessen, Alena, Umtiti, Arthur, Vidal, Malcom, Coutinho

    Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vasquez, Reguilon, Vinicius. Subs: Courtois, Nacho, Bale, Marcelo, Valverde, Asensio, Ceballos.

    00:55 (IST)28 Feb 2019
    Hello and welcome...

    ...to Ernesto Valverde's 100th match in charge of Barcelona. Seems only yesterday that Luis Enrique was sliding down the pitch when Sergi Roberto scored that sixth goal to seal Barcelona's 6-5 win over PSG, isn't it? Time has flown past Barca since then, thanks largely to Messi, who is playing his 40th Clasico today. He has been superlative over the past two seasons in anchoring the Barca frontline and his team mates have done a good job of backing him up, unlike what he gets most of the time in Argentina colours. They will have to continue that symbiotic relationship today too, as Real have an away goal advantage and scoring his the only way forward for Barca. 

    Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico Highlights:

    Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto. Subs: Cillessen, Alena, Umtiti, Arthur, Vidal, Malcom, Coutinho

     

    Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vasquez, Reguilon, Vinicius. Subs: Courtois, Nacho, Bale, Marcelo, Valverde, Asensio, Ceballos.