FC Barcelona 2-0 Valencia CF
Copa del Rey – Semi-final second leg
Wednesday 8th of February at 21.00
Stadium: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Pep Guardiola’s squad qualified for their third Spanish cup final in four seasons, and FC Barcelona will play its 36th Spanish Cup final. They will face Athletic Bilbao for the second time in 3 years.
The Spanish Cup specialists qualified to yet another final. FC Barcelona beat Valencia CF last night at the Camp Nou thanks to goals from Cesc Fabregas and Xavi, in a match that could have been decided well before halftime, with an undisputable superiority from the locals. Both teams had their chances in the second half, but Valencia CF finished with 10 players, after Feghouli’s red card.
In Valencia we played an extraordinary game, and today we did it again
Pep Guardiola: “In Valencia we played an extraordinary game, and today we did it again. We generated a lot of football, with an almost infinite amount of plays.” Having reached his third Cup final, Pep Guardiola added “it is a great achievement!”
Cesc Fabregas, the Barça midfielder, who has scored 15 goals so far this season, and brilliantly assisted Xavi on the second goal, added : “We are happy, very happy. The objective was to reach the final and we achieved that. I’m enjoying the moment.”
Watch the video of the goals below
1-0 Fabregas (16′)
2-0 Xavi (81′)
The Spanish cup final
Three years after the memorable Cup final in Mestalla stadium in Valencia, FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will once again meet in the final for the seventh time in Spanish Cup history. The date and venue have yet to be confirmed. Provisionary dates of 20th and 25th of May have been confirmed by the league, while the match should take place either at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, or at the Camp Nou, Barcelona. The decision will be taken on Monday 13th of February.