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Barca beta Sevilla in dramatic cup tie

Barcelona overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit as they beat 10-man Sevilla 3-0 after additional time in a Copa del Rey semi-final filled with drama and incident.

Martin Braithwaite obtained the decisive purpose, a diving header early on within the further half-hour.

Ousmane Dembele had opened the scoring for Barca, who misplaced the primary leg 2-0.

Lucas Ocampos missed a penalty for Sevilla, who then had Fernando despatched off simply earlier than Gerard Pique dramatically levelled the tie at 2-2 in added time.

Barca, aiming for a record-extending thirty first Copa del Rey win, will face both Athletic Bilbao or Levante within the closing, with their last-four tie 1-1 after the primary leg in Bilbao.

Preparations for Wednesday’s recreation had been overshadowed by former president Josep Maria Bartomeu being arrested on Monday and the membership’s Camp Nou workplaces being raided in a probe associated to allegations of improper administration and enterprise corruption.

The membership will elect a brand new chief on Sunday and the three candidates, Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa, had been all current within the stands to witness the comeback.

Dembele gave the house aspect the right begin however the tie might have turned out very in a different way had Marc-Andre ter Stegen not saved the penalty from Ocampos, who was himself fouled for the spot kick by Oscar Mingueza.

That arrange the dramatic finale, which included Fernando’s dismissal for a foul on Francisco Trincao – and a pink card for Sevilla striker Luuk de Jong, who was protesting from the stands after having been substituted.

 

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