Barcelona are in the final of the King’s Cup for the seventh consecutive year. After the 2-0 defeat in the first leg of the semi-finals, the Catalans received and defeated Seville 3-0 after extra time and used two expulsions that undermined the opponent’s intentions.
The “Blaugrana”, which fulfilled a season that was far below expectations, was about to end. Dembélé opened the game shortly after 12 ‘but Sevilla had a chance to equal Lucas Ocampos at 71’, with the Argentine wasting a penalty. Barça have already entered equalizing time and need another goal to level the tie. It was the central piqué that forced the 90 + 4 ‘extension.
Fernando had already been sent off two minutes earlier and after 103 minutes it was time for striker Luuk De Jong to see a red card that complicated (and in what way) life for Sevilla. By this point, the Catalans had already passed Braithwaite’s qualifying round (95 ‘) and had the advantage to the end.
The second finalist of the King’s Cup will leave today’s game between Levante and Athletic Bilbao after the equality (1-1) in the Basque Country.
In England, Manchester United drew goalless at Crystal Palace, allowing their neighbors to take another Premier League lead. City now has a 14-point advantage over the red devils who were not overtaken in second place because Leicester City was no better than a 1-1 at Burnley either.
In Italy, AC Milan were close to their fifth loss in Serie A, but minimized the damage in the 90 + 7 ‘with a penalty from Franck Kessie. It served to draw against Udinese (1-1), and Inter Milan were now able to extend their lead in the league to six points. A little further down, Atalanta (5-1 against Crotone) and Roma (1-2 against Fiorentina) put pressure on the third, Juventus, who has one game less.