Barcelona reach Copa del Rey final history with Real Madrid 3-0 triumph
Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to claim a 4-1 aggregate victory in their semi-final tie.
Luis Suarez scored twice on Wednesday as Barcelona inflicted another defeat on Real Madrid to move within touching distance of winning a record fifth consecutive Copa del Rey.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have now reached the final every year since 2014, when they lost 2-1 to Madrid at Mestalla.
The Catalans have won the trophy in each of the last four seasons and 30 times in their history. Suarez would have had a hat-trick had Raphael Varane not beaten him on the line to Ousmane Dembele’s cross, Varane’s own-goal coming between the Uruguayan’s smart finish and a mischeivously chipped penalty.
Luis Suarez scored twice either side of a Raphael Varane own goal to secure the victory. For Ernesto Valverde’s side, an historic fifth consecutive Copa del Rey triumph is now within reach, with either Valencia or Real Betis awaiting them in the final on May 25.
After beating Sevilla 4-2 on Sunday, the Catalans appear to have rediscovered their groove.