Get rid of Villarreal, Barca Qualify for Final
Villarreal – Barcelona qualified for the final of the Copa del Rey after a beat Villarreal 3-1 in the second leg semi-final which took place at El Madrigal. Neymar scored a pair of goals for Barca, while the other goal contributed Luis Suarez.
Barcelona live this match by having a 3-1 advantage in the first leg. Despite having a relatively comfortable advantage, Barca did not release the gas pedal. Their coach, Luis Enrique, still decided to lower the number of major players like Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano at the back, as well as a trio of Luis Suarez-Lionel Messi-Neymar ahead.
The game runs relatively balanced in the first half. Host so the first team to get a chance. In the second minute, a cross into the penalty box Barca headed by Denis Cheryshev. However, header Cheryshev still sideways.
A minute later, Barca the lead. An attack was built by relying on some long pass. The ball is then received by Messi, who was on the right side. Messi then let the bait half hull into the penalty box and Neymar finish it by kicking left foot.
Afterwards, Villarreal get two good chances sequentially through Cheryshev. However, both the opportunities Cheryshev failed to produce results, the first kick soared, while the second kick sideways.
Luciano Vietto effort to equalize the score in the 12th minute also still fail. His header just inside the penalty box can still be stopped by Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Some opportunities later acquired by Villarreal, but only in the 39th minute they were able to equalize. Starting from an attack from the left side, Jaume Costa to cross into the penalty box Barca. Jonathan dos Santos who was at the far post and then finish with a right leg kick.
Score 1-1 in between the two teams last until halftime. Up here, Barca still lead 4-2 aggregate over Villarreal.
In the second half, precisely on the 47th minute, Vietto back to get good opportunities. However, this time his header from inside the penalty box was still rising.
When the game entered the 65th minute, misfortune befell Villarreal. An offense committed against Neymar Tomas Pina produced a red card for the players numbered 4. ‘The Yellow Submarine’ had to play with 10 players.
Barca then take advantage of the benefits of the number of players. Two chances then obtained through Suarez and Neymar, but there is no one else to fruition.
It was only 73 minutes Barca have scored a second. This time, feedback from Mascherano received by Suarez in the penalty box. Uruguay striker was then solve it by kicking left foot. 2-1 to Barca.
In the 88th minute, Barca increase the advantage to 3-1 through second goal Neymar. This time, the Brazilian striker headed in a cross which Xavi Hernandez is released. The score lasted until the long whistle sounded.
Villarreal: Asenjo, Gaspar, Musacchio, Ruiz, Costa, Pina, Jonathan Dos Santos, Trigueros (Gomez 75), Cheryshev (Campbell 69), Vietto, Uche (Giovani Dos Santos 62).
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Montoya, Pique, Mascherano (Rakitic 76), Alba, Busquets (Mathieu 42), Iniesta, Rafinha (Xavi 65), Suarez, Messi, Neymar.