Tag Archives: Copa del Rey

Barca ease into Copa quarters

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Barcelona eased into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals as Munir El Haddadi’s brace defeated Espanyol 2-0 on Wednesday and 6-1 on aggregate in the last 16. Gerard Pique and Neymar’s places were filled by Thomas Vermaelen and Munir El Haddadi, as FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Messi moved into the centre and Aleix Vidal to the right wing in light of ...

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Real Madrid out of Copa del Rey after Denis Cheryshev error – reports

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Real Madrid have been expelled, according to multiple reports, from this season’s Copa del Rey for fielding ineligible player Denis Cheryshev inWednesday evening’s last-32 first leg game at Cadiz. The official statement from Real Madrid was pending, but the club are now expected to ask the Spanish government to overturn the decision. Cheryshev, usually on the fringes of the Madrid first ...

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Copa del Rey: Messi goal hands Barca first leg advantage over Atletico

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Lionel Messi missed a late penalty but converted the rebound as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid in their Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg. The Argentine’s 83rd-minute spot-kick was saved by Jan Oblak, but the forward was quickest to react as Barca finally broke the deadlock. The penalty was awarded after Sergio Busquets appeared to go down easily under a challenge ...

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