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Copa del Rey : Barcelona Qualify For Semi-Finals, Beat Granada 5-3



Barcelona survived a major scare to reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals at Granada’s expense.

Extra-time goals from Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Jordi Alba sealed a dramatic victory for Barca, who had trailed 2-0 until the 88th minute.

Late goals from Griezmann and Alba forced extra time after Kenedy and Roberto Soldado had scored for Granada.

Fede Vico briefly made it 3-3 from the penalty spot in extra time.

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The visitors registered 36 attempts at Granada’s goal, 20 of which were on target.

Ronald Koeman’s side join Sevilla and Levante in the semi-finals, with Real Betis playing Bilbao in the final last-eight tie on Thursday.

Barcelona reached six consecutive Copa del Rey finals between 2014 and 2019 – winning four of those – but were beaten by Athletic Bilbao at the quarter-final stage last season.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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