Granada vs Barcelona: Copa del Rey live online!
Granada vs Barcelona: Copa del Rey live!
Frenkie de Jong celebrates scoring Barcelona's fourth of the night.
Granada can be proud of their performance but will be disappointed having had a 2-0 lead up until the 88th minute.
Barcelona are in the semi-finals!
AET: Granada 3-5 Barcelona
Credit must be given to Koeman for reverting to a three at the back at 2-0 down and really going for it. It wasn't until the 88th minute when Barca scored their first of the game.
Barcelona are passing it around now. Granada look dead and buried.
and look certain to join Levante and Sevilla in the semi-finals of this year's Copa del Rey.
Barcelona have three minutes to see this one out..
It looks like we won't have penalties..
5 minutes to go in Granada..
Barcelona have scored FIVE goals in 27 minutes!
Alba scores one of the greatest goals of his career!
Griezmann once again with the assist, outside of the left foot cross and Alba smashes it into the roof of the net..
GRANADA 3-5 BARCELONA
Antoine Griezmann has been brilliant for Barca tonight.
De Jong got the winner versus Rayo Vallecano in the last 16 and he's done it again tonight. Proving to be a key part of Koeman's team after a difficult first season.
With 10 minutes to go, Barca are in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey but maybe there's more left in this yet..
Granada 3-4 Barcelona
DE JONG puts Barcelona ahead again!
Escandell spills Messi's effort and the Dutch midfielder pounces from close range.
It's 23:16 in Spain. Kids across the country will be going to bed later than usual.
Araújo clears into touch.
Here we go! 15 minutes left.
Two different responses to the same goal!
It could even go to penalties!
15 minutes to go! This could go either way.
Half-time in extra-time: Granada 3-3 Barcelona
The Copa del Rey just keeps on giving!
Vico sends Ter Stegen the wrong way and it's game on once again!
What a game!!!
GRANADA ARE BACK IN IT!!!
Penalty to Granada!
We've gone to VAR!
Barcelona have come from 2-0 down in the 88th minute to winning 3-2 in the 100th minute. Incredible stuff.
Alba and Griezmann link up once again!
Granada 2-3 Barcelona
Smashing header from Griezmann! 2-3 to Barcelona
It's backs to the wall again for Granada. Barca aren't tiring thanks to the diesel engines in midfield. De Jong and Pedri have no issue playing 120 minutes.
Griezmann dances through but Granada are able to clear. Barcelona are continuing as they left off.
Barcelona earn their 16th corner of the game thanks to Dest down the right.
Escandell stops the close range effort.
Roberto Soldado celebrates Granada's second goal after 47 minutes. Barcelona have since come from 2-0 down.
We're underway for the first half of extra-time
Both teams have already made plenty of changes.
Barca have the momentum now. Granada will be devastated.
30 minutes of extra-time coming up at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
We have extra-time after Barca's late late show.
FT: Granada 2-2 Barcelona
Suárez sends it wide with the last kick of the game!
LUIS SUÁREZ to win it! HE PUTS IT WIDE...
Barcelona kept going and they've scored two goals in three minutes.
Griezmann to Alba and it's in the back of the net. Granada can't believe it. We're heading for extra-time.
BARCELONA EQUALISE!! 2-2
FOUR minutes of added-on time!
Barcelona have hit the post for a THIRD time. Messi buries his strike from the edge of the box but it flies back out.
MESSI STRIKES THE POST!!
If Barcelona get another we're heading for extra-time!
Messi picks out Griezmann at the back post and he sneaks it in from a tight angle. 2-1. Game on!
Dembélé's effort crashes of the bar.
What a strike!
DEMBÉLÉ HITS THE BAR!
With Messi on the pitch, anything is possible!
Barcelona need a mini miracle now.
Five minutes to go! Granada 2-0 Barcelona
Red card for a member of the Granada backroom staff.
The attack leads in a Messi shot, which heads straight into the hands of Escandell, who hasn't put a foot wrong all night.
Machis is down but Barca play on. Granada aren't happy.
And yes..Barcelona get yet another corner. Their 15th of the night.
Escandell denies Griezmann's overhead kick! Super stop.
Diego Martinez makes a defensive change, bringing in Vallejo.
Barcelona are beginning to look frustrated.
We're approaching the 80th minute of the match!
Messi plays to Dembele. Dembele to Dest but he is going nowhere. Corner!
Sevilla and Levante are already in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. Can Granada become the third team?
Granada are defending tall and strong. Barcelona have less than 15 minutes. 2-0
ON Riqui Puig
Straight into the wall. Barcelona earn their 12th corner.
Right on the edge of the box. Messi...
It's almost impossible for Barca to get through the very compact two lines of four of Granada.
Riqui Puig is warming up for Barcelona!
Granada clear and break! they want a third!
Dest wins a corner for Barca!
Barca have Griezmann, Messi, Dembélé, Braithwaite and Pedri all on the pitch. However, they are struggling to get through Granada's back four and keeper.
Sergio Busquets is now playing at centre-back.
Neva stands tall to Dembélé, blocking the Frenchman from breaking through. Strong defending. 2-0
ON Luis Suárez (not that one)
Barcelona are going to a three at the back! They have to go for it now!
Double change for Barcelona
OFF Umtiti & Trincao
ON Braithwaite & Dembélé
TRINCAO HITS THE BAR!
Escandell with seven saves so far. He has been outstanding tonight.
Fantastic save from Escandell to deny Messi!
Dest replaced an injured Sergi Roberto - bad news for player and club as he just returned from an injury and coronavirus.
Barcelona haven't been as slick in this half - when they most need to show up. Big half an hour for both sides now.
Granada celebrate their first goal behind a frustrated Frenkie de Jong.
OFF Sergi Roberto
ON Sergiño Dest
Lovely piece of skill from Darwin Machis but his effort from the edge of the area lands straight into the hands of Ter Stegen.
Barcelona need two goals to bring this game to extra-time.
This is a Granada team that only returned to LaLiga from Segunda in 2019. What a couple of years they have had. Europa League last 32 versus Napoli later this month and possibly a Copa del Rey semi-final but there is still a long way to go here!
Barcelona had all the early chances but couldn't put them away and now the home side lead 2-0.
What a start to the second half of this game. A long ball over the top into Soldado, he takes a touch and buries it past Ter Stegen.
Soldado as cool as you like, makes it 2-0 to Granada
We're underway for the second half!
Barcelona have been the better of the two teams in the opening half but it's Granada who lead.
HT: Granada 1-0 Barcelona
Koeman will be glad to have Piqué back training after that horrendous mistake from Umtiti that saw Granada take the lead.
Escandell saves well from a Sergi Roberto strike!
Granada defend the incoming cross!
Their sixth of the game!
If Granada can continue to soak up this pressure they could find themselves ahead at the break in under 10 minutes.
Excellent defending from German to prevent Messi driving through the Granada box.
Kenedy goes close again! Turns Araújo inside out but drives wide of the far post.
As things stand, Granada are in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with Sevilla.
A goal completely against the run of play!
Kenedy scores for Granada to put the home side ahead. He sneaks in at the back post against the run of play to make it 1-0 to Granada.
However, with the experience of Roberto Soldado up front for Granada you can never rule Diego Martínez's team out.
Barcelona have dominated the opening half an hour here with over 76% possession.
ARAÚJO heads just wide. Excellent cross from Messi but the Uruguayan can't keep it on target.
Messi is over it again..
Yan Eteki picks up a booking for an elbow. Free to Barca.
Escandell comes out and punches the corner away. 0-0.
Messi gets booked for kicking out at Victor Diaz, Granada captain.
Brilliant save from Escandell to keep Messi's free-kick out.
Messi places the ball.
Free-kick to Barcelona on the edge of the box!
Soldado crosses to Puertas at the back post but the winger heads just wide. Granada's first real chance of the half.
Granada goalkeeper Escandell has been excellent so far, keeping his team in the game.
It somehow remains 0-0 despite all the early Barcelona pressure.
Duarte blocks the effort from Griezmann - one that was heading in.
Trincao causing Granada problems down the right - just like he did versus Rayo in the last 16.
Araújo wins the header from the corner but it heads over!
Messi goes close to breaking the deadlock!
Barcelona have started much the stronger here. Granada are camped into their own half.
Trincao plays Griezmann in but his shot is blocked. Good start from Barcelona.
And we're underway!
The subs have taken their seats in the main stand.
The players are in the tunnel!
We'll be bringing you all the action from the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes as Granada take on Barcelona in the last 8 of the Copa del Rey.
Kick-off is just a few minutes away in Granada.
Busquets and Sergi Roberto return to starting XI
Sergi Roberto returns to the Barcelona side after being injured for several weeks, replacing Óscar Mingueza in defence.
Koeman has called upon Sergio Busquets again, as he back from suspension and starts in midfield alongside De Jong.
Granada want to surprise a solid Barça
Granada, sitting eight in the standings with 29 points, haven’t won in their last three league games, while Barcelona are probably in their best moment of the season, as the Catalan powerhouses have won their last four matches since they lost the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club. Moreover, the Catalan team have won their last five LaLiga games and haven’t been defeated in their last 10.
It's currently 0-0 in tonight's other Copa del Rey quarter-final between Villarreal and Levante, with 70 minutes gone on the clock.
Barcelona's starting XI:
Sergi Roberto comes back into the eleven and there's another cup start for Trincao. Samuel Umtiti also makes a rare start. Kick-off is just over 45 minutes away.
Messi to take legal action against El Mundo over contract leak
Lionel Messi is going to great lengths to bring to justice those responsible for leaking private information about his Barcelona contract to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, which last Sunday published details about the player’s staggering €138 million-a-year deal at Camp Nou.
The Barcelona captain's lawyers are preparing to take legal action against El Mundo. However, for now, his legal team have denied reports by Spanish radio channel RAC1 that they are looking to open proceedings against the five figures who were entrusted with the full details of his contract – former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, former vice-president Jordi Mestre, current CEO Óscar Grau, current legal head Román Gómez Puntí, and current president of the management commission, Carles Tusquets.
Copa del Rey last 16 results
Granada recorded a 6-0 win over Segunda B outfit Navalcarnero in the last 16 of this year's cup competition. In LaLiga, though, Diego Martínez’s side were not able to extend that flurry of goals against Celta Vigo, who managed to hold the Europa League contenders to a goalless stalemate at the weekend.
Barcelona, on the other hand, had to come from one goal down to beat Segunda side Rayo Vallecano, thanks to second half goals from Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong.
Granada hoping to cause Copa upset
The Andalusian club have had two of the greatest years in the club's history since getting promoted back to LaLiga in 2019. In their first year back they qualified for the Europa League, where they now looking forward to a last 32 game against Napoli later this month.
Barcelona's last three games:
Barcelona's last game was a 2-1 win at home to Athletic in the league. Lionel Messi scored his 650th goal for the club to open the scoring at Camp Nou.
Granada's last three games:
Their most recent game was a 0-0 draw in LaLiga at home to Celta Vigo.
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