Barça sees off Villarreal in Copa del Rey semi first legFebruary 12, 2015
Barcelona made sure of this first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final last night at the Nou Camp with a steady 3-1 win against Villarreal and making it difficult for their visitor to realistically go through to the final.
With high possession from the outset Barcelona struggled to make their control of the game count though, until a 40th minute goal by Messi saw the Catalans go into the break ahead.
Minutes into the second half and Villarreal equalised thanks to Manu Trigueros, but Iniesta cut short that celebration by scoring Barça’s second of the night immediately after. Pique sealed thew victory for Barcelona in the 64th minute, giving Barcelona a clear advantage going into the away leg on 4th March.
1-0 Messi (min 40)
1-1 Manu Trigueros (min 48)
2-1 Iniesta (min 49)
3-1 Piqué (min 64)