Barça crashes out of Copa del ReyFebruary 27, 2013
Barça crashed out of the Copa del Rey last night in a 3-1 loss against arch-rival Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.
The first leg of the semifinal had ended in a 1-1 draw and there were high hopes for Barcelona at home. However, the visitors went one goal up after just 12 minutes thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, meaning the Catalans would need to score 2 to go through and putting the pressure on.
The score remained 1-0 to Madrid at the break, but it took less than 10 minutes for Ronaldo to score his second goal and pretty much putting a win out of the hands of Barcelona; and then Varene scored a third goal for Real Madrid leaving the Nou Camp feeling decimated.
Jordi Alba was able to restore some pride to the Catalans though, with a goal for FC Barcelona just minutes from full time. However, it is a huge disappointment for the team who have been doing so well this season.
Barcelona travels to Madrid on Saturday to play another la liga clasico. They’ll be looking to regain something after last night’s loss.
0-1 Ronaldo (min 12)
0-2 Ronaldo (min 56)
0-3 Varane (min 67)
1-3 Jordi Alba (min 88)