March 24, 2023

Struggling Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid in Copa Del Rey Semi-Final First Leg

An Eder Militao own goal separated the sides at the Bernabeu despite the hosts having more possession and chances. It is a welcome result for Barca after they lost to Manchester United in the Europa League and Almeria in La Liga.


“We would have liked to have the ball more, to control de game a little more but we fought hard and competed in a high level. They had the ball but didnt create many chances. We got the advantage for the second leg and that’s really important,” Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets said after the game.


“The fact that they had 34 percent possession means that we did well in this aspect, but their defensive line was very tight.


“We put in a lot of crosses, but they are strong in the air. It is the game we wanted to play and it gives us confidence for the second leg.” Ancelotti admitted after the game.

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