Narrow win against Valencia

February 2, 2018

Despite completely dominating Valencia last night at Camp Nou, Barcelona won the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final by just a single goal.

With 73% possession the Catalans notched up an impressive 17 shots to Valencia’s 4. Suarez, Rakitic both came close to scoring in the first half, with Messi missing an opportunity in the second half. Midway through the second half a Messi cross reached Suarez, who headed the ball into the net and put Barça ahead. Valencia had a good chance to equalise only to see the ball headed over the bar.

The return leg takes place next week in Valencia.

1-0 Suárez (min 67)

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