Valencia CF 1-1 FC Barcelona
Copa del Rey – Semi-final first leg Wednesday 1st of February at 21.00 Stadium: Mestalla, ValenciaFC Barcelona managed to get a valuable draw in Valencia in the first leg of the Spanish Cup semifinal. Both goals were scored in the first half: Jonas put the home side ahead, and Puyol equalised with a header. Pinto should have been sent off for a clear hand outside his box. Messi missed a penalty and has not scored since his hat trick in Malaga last month. The Blaugranas remain confident despite the draw.
This is the best game we’ve played hereGuardiola declared “This is the best game we’ve played here” and added “It is better to go to the Camp Nou with the obligation to win. If you go with a 1-2 or 1-3 you sometimes get the impression that the tie is over”. Mascherano shares the same optimism: “The tie depends exclusively on us, and that is the most important thing,”