Barcelona won the first semi-final of the Copa del Rey, beating Real Madrid in Madrid. For almost the entire game, the Catalans focused on defensive actions and waited for their chance to counterattack.

It happened on 26-th minute, when Kessie played on the verge of offside and, having received a pass from Gavi, pushed the ball into the net. It was not without a rebound and watching the episode by VAR referees, but this did not cancel the main thing – Barcelona took the lead.

Real spent the entire second half in the opposition’s half. Although the threats to Ter Stegen’s goal often arose after strikes from an average distance. In turn, “Barcelona” could have won a more convincing victory, but in the 72th minute it turned out that Kessie had used up the limit of luck – the ball after his The blow hit Faty.

However, before the return game at the Camp Nou, the Catalans will have an advantage, albeit a small one, and Real, as in the championship, will have to catch up.

2022-23, Copa del Rey

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