Barcelona have qualified for the semi final round of Copa Del Rey 2014–15 after defeating Atletico Madrid with an aggregate score of 4–2. The Brazilian forward Neymar was star of the match as he scored two goals that took Barca into semi final of this competition. For Atleti, Fernando Torres scored an early goal in first minute, but that was not enough to save the defeat of home side. Check out the match report summary with highlights video of Atleti vs Barca right over here.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona 2–3 Match Summary
It was a breathtaking first half as all goals were scored in first 45minutes. Former Chelsea forward Fernando Torres scored the first goal of the match in 40 seconds. That was the perfect start for Diego Simeone’s squad with a sublime goal.
Barca made a perfect come back with first away goal that came through Neymar. I think the trio of Atleti is turning out to be biggest problem for the other side. Away side’s first goal was scored by the combination of Messi to Suarez, who dissects the home defense and sends Neymar racing through to finish from 15 yards.
In the 28th minute, Atletico Madrid awarded an unacceptable penalty kick which after a foul by Mascherano which was looking outside the box. Raul Garcia took the responsibility and made not mistake in finding the back of the back. Atleti again took the lead and equalized the aggregated score.
All was working well for the Indios but in thirty seventh minute, Busquets flicked on a corner and Miranda goofs spectacularly shanking it into his own net from five yards.
Griezmann had a shot on target that was blocked by Barca’s goalkeeper. Barca then responded with a stunning counter attack. Lionel Messi scurried forward 60 yards and passed to Alba, who had sprinted all the way down to the other end and cut the ball back to Neymar for a simple finish. It was 2–3 score on board before the end of first half.
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Video Highlights, Report
|Jan Oblak||Marc-Andre Ter Stegen|
|Jose Gimenez||Javier Mascherano|
|Guilherme Siqeira||Jordi Alba|
|Raul Garcia||Ivan Rakitic|
|Mario Suarez||Andres Iniesta|
|Arda Turan||Luis Suarez|
|Fernando Torres||Lionel Messi|
|Saul Niguez||Jeremy Mathieu|
Atletico Madrid: 2 [Fernando Torres-40 secs, Raul Garcia-29′]
Barcelona: 3 [Neymar 9′, 41′ Miranda Og 37′]
It was third defeat of Atletico Madrid at the hands of Barcelona in last 18 days. The new year is turning out to be a good one for the Catalans. While, Barca registered their seventh consecutive wins in all competitions. Are Barcelona deserving champions of this competition?